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Fawry

Last updated: 13th January 2022

Start accepting payments using Fawry, the dominant payment method in Egypt.

Shoppers can now make Fawry payments via the myFawry app App Store and Google Play, rather than having to take their payment reference to a shop or ATM, meaning a better payment experience for both you and your customers.

To start accepting Fawry payments, please contact your Customer Success Manager.

Model

Collecting

Payment flow

Redirect

Payment method type

Voucher

One-step payment

Authorization

Capture

Refund

Partial refund

Chargeback

Recurring payment


Request a payment

Use the details below to set up your request.

Endpoints

You can find the full list, as well as complete request and response examples, in our API reference.

    post

    https://api.checkout.com/payments

    Request example

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    {
    "amount": 1000,
    "currency": "EGP",
    "source": {
    "type": "fawry",
    "description": "Fawry Demo Payment",
    "customer_mobile": "01058375055",
    "customer_email": "bruce@wayne-enterprises.com",
    "products": [
    {
    "product_id": "0123456789",
    "quantity": 1,
    "price": 1000,
    "description": "Fawry Demo Product"
    }
    ]
    }
    }

    Response example

    If you receive a 202 Success response containing a status field set to Pending, your request was successful.

    In addition, you will receive payment_pending and payment_capture_pending webhook notifications. And, when the customer completes the Fawry payment in a timely manner at a point of sale, you will get a payment_captured webhook notification to confirm that the payment has completed.

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    {
    "id": "pay_xksrrfuzksge5gyyqubpgbn7gy",
    "status": "Pending",
    "customer": {
    "id": "cus_v65kd7q5tojehd23eftbaiktru"
    },
    "_links": {
    "self": {
    "href": "https://api.sandbox.checkout.com/payments/pay_xksrrfuzksge5gyyqubpgbn7gy"
    }
    }
    }

    Payment capture, expiration and cancellation

    The payment will remain pending for the duration that you agreed when you onboarded your business with Fawry, or until the date and time you set for expires_on. If the customer fails to complete the transaction at a point of sale by then, the payment will expire and you will receive a payment_expired webhook notification. If, for any reason, the payment gets canceled before being captured or expiring, you will receive the payment_canceled webhook notification instead. Make sure that your products and/or services are not shipped and/or provided before receiving confirmation of the capture.


    Get details about a payment

    You can retrieve details about an existing Fawry payment with the following endpoint.

    Endpoints

    You can find the full list, as well as complete request and response examples, in our API reference.

      get

      https://api.checkout.com/payments/{payment_id}

      Response example

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      {
      "id": "pay_xksrrfuzksge5gyyqubpgbn7gy",
      "requested_on": "2019-05-27T14:10:32Z",
      "source": {
      "type": "fawry",
      "description": "Fawry Demo Payment",
      "reference_number": "1019734277"
      },
      "amount": 1000,
      "currency": "EGP",
      "payment_type": "Regular",
      "status": "Pending",
      "risk": {
      "flagged": false
      },
      "customer": {
      "id": "cus_v65kd7q5tojehd23eftbaiktru"
      },
      "_links": {
      "self": {
      "href": "https://api.sandbox.checkout.com/payments/pay_xksrrfuzksge5gyyqubpgbn7gy"
      }
      }
      }

      Refund a payment

      Fawry supports both partial (see note below for details) and full refunds. You can refund a payment through the hub or by using the refund API.

      Only one refund action may be taken on a Fawry payment, meaning that if you carry out a partial refund, you cannot then refund any more, even if there is some amount left. In addition, Fawry refunds are always rounded down to the nearest whole number. For example, attempting to refund a payment amount of 10999 (EGP 109.99) will only refund 10900 (EGP 109.00).


      Webhooks

      When using Fawry, you may receive the following webhooks.

      WebhookDescription

      payment_pending

      Sent when a payment request has successfully initiated.

      payment_expired

      Sent when the payment has expired. (Fawry payments expire after two hours.)

      payment_declined

      Sent when a payment request has been rejected.

      payment_capture_pending

      Sent when the customer has approved the payment by paying it with a voucher or by cash.

      payment_captured

      Sent when the payment has been successfully captured.

      payment_canceled

      Sent when the customer has aborted the payment or the payment has failed.

      payment_refund_accepted

      Sent when the refund of the payment has been (fully or partially) accepted for refund.

      payment_refunded

      Sent when the payment has been (fully or partially) refunded.

      payment_refund_declined

      Sent when a refund has been declined.


      Testing Fawry

      To start testing, you'll need to:

      • create a test account, and
      • contact your Customer Success Manager or Integrations engineer to activate Fawry payments in the sandbox environment.

      The following endpoints are for testing purposes only. They will not work in the live environment.

      You can use the two following endpoints to test capturing and canceling a payment in our sandbox environment.

      Get payment details

      First, you will need to get the details of payment (as above) and make a note of the reference_number in the response.

      Capture a payment

      Use the reference_number from the above response to test capturing a payment.

      Endpoint

        put

        https://api.sandbox.checkout.com/fawry/payments/{reference_number}/approval

        Header and path parameters

        HeaderValue

        Authorization

        required

        secret key

        Use the valid secret key of your Checkout.com account. You can find this in the Hub.

        Content-Type

        required

        application/json

        PathValue

        reference_number

        required

        The reference number you received in the response to the 'get payment details' request.

        If successful, you will receive a payment_captured webhook notification.

        Cancel a payment

        Use the reference_number from the response to your get payment details request to test canceling a payment.

        Endpoint

          put

          https://api.sandbox.checkout.com/fawry/payments/{reference_number}/cancellation

          Header and path parameters

          HeaderValue

          Authorization

          required

          secret key

          Use the valid secret key of your Checkout.com account. You can find this in the Hub.

          Content-Type

          required

          application/json

          PathValue

          reference_number

          required

          The reference number you received in the response to the 'get payment details' request.

          If successful, you will receive a payment_canceled webhook notification.