Using PayByLink, you can send fully automated links for transactions, direct debits and mandates. All of these options are available in one single API. Within just a few steps, you’ll be set up for automated work with PayByLink. First, create an API user in PayByLink and enter a password for authentication. The next step is to specify the IP addresses from which the communication takes place. Once you have done this, data from existing interfaces can be linked – or ‘mapped’ – to PayByLink’s internal platform variables, enabling links to be sent automatically. This mapping from existing interfaces minimises the requirement for ICT staff intervention.
If you work with automated systems for creating invoices, you can easily automate your payment requests through PayByLink. PayByLink uses mapping to do this, by linking the data from your system to the internal variables in PayByLink. No need for extensive documentation with endless instructions, nor an interface description consisting of dozens of pages full of codes, statuses, XML, JSON and other possibilities. This keeps potential programming work and associated costs to a minimum.
You can send any type of available information from your system to PayByLink automatically, including ‘order number’, ‘amount’, ‘currency’, ‘language’ and ‘email address’. Other options include ‘name’, ‘destination’ or ‘arrival date’. Putting it simply, you can send all relevant information to PayByLink and easily map it to internal variables. This enables you to send all the information important to your customers in emails and text messages as well as in links. Naturally, you can use your own branding for a look and feel that is familiar to your customers.
The API functionality is provided with an API call log that displays the date and time of an API message, the user name of the API user and the IP address. You can also consult this log file in the event of an error, to gain insight into what caused it.