iDEAL is a Netherlands-based payment method that allows customers to complete transactions online using their bank credentials. It is the most preferred online payment method in the Netherlands.
In this documentation we are going to learn about configuring Adyen iDEAL. Chargebee allows you to configure and process iDeal payments with Adyen seamlessly. This enhances your business opportunity in Netherlands.
To configure Adyen iDEAL, you must have an account with Adyen and should have configured Adyen SEPA. This is because, Adyen iDEAL is generally used for one time payments. In a subscription business, you will be charging your customers on a recurring basis. Therefore Chargebee handles recurring scenarios by converting iDeal payment method to Direct Debit SEPA payment method. The first payment will happen via iDeal and all future recurring payments will happen via Direct Debit SEPA.
Configure Adyen Payment Gateway. If you have already configured it, open the settings page. You can do this by clicking Settings > Configure Chargebee > Payment Gateway > Adyen.
Enable Direct Debit (SEPA). Refer to this document to learn how.
Enable iDEAL (Recurring Via SEPA Direct Debit). You have now enabled Adyen iDEAL.
You need to configure Notification URL in order to get the status of SEPA payments. It is mandatory for you to set this up in Adyen for the integration to work. Learn more about configuring Notification URL.
Adyen iDEAL can be used to make the payment only once. Chargebee handles recurring scenarios by converting iDeal payment method to Direct Debit SEPA payment method. The first payment will happen via iDeal and all future recurring payments will happen via Direct Debit SEPA.Therefore, it is important that you inform this to your customers.
Here is the checkout flow for a customer using iDeal:
During checkout, the customer selects iDeal as the payment method.
They then choose the bank account.
Upon confirmation, they are redirected to the bank's page where they have to authenticate using their bank account's credentials.
Once the payment is made they are redirected to Chargebee's confirmation screen. A subscription is created and all future renewals will be charged using SEPA Direct Debit.