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also in the Corona crisis we would like to provide you with the latest updates. It is a very difficult time, especially for the worldwide commerce. Stationary retailers have been suffering from the crisis for weeks. But also a lot has changed in e-commerce because of the current situation. In addition to numerous actions of our partners to support the commerce world, we want to present you the aid packages of idealo which support affected retailers, but also online shops by participating in the price comparison and idealo checkout. Hopefully we will be able to meet again in person soon to further expand our cooperation.
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idealo Checkout Payments – import feature of MOAPI v2
In the last edition we informed you that we will switch off the Merchant Order API v1 at the end of the year to migrate to v2.
Today we would like to introduce you to one of the great features of this new interface: idealo Checkout Payments.
With idealo Checkout Payments we offer merchants a completed solution for payment processing on idealo. With the new payment methods purchase on invoice, credit card and “Lastschrift” in addition to the previous payment options PayPal and SOFORT, the sales potential of online shops can be increased. This optimal mix of the most popular payment methods appeals to over 90% of all customers. Therefore the conversion rate for the merchant can be increased significantly and the potential of the shop can be exploited even better. The technical integration is uncomplicated and is carried out by idealo via KYC- or registration process. With a change to MOAPI v2 your customers can profit from the advantages of the new payment methods. Besides to the new authentication via OAuth 2, version 2 also includes the option of refunds for orders paid via idealo Checkout Payments. The previous functions of the Merchant Order API were taken over analogous to the existing interface.
Would you like to learn more about the Merchant Order API v2 integration and migration? You can find more information in the following documentation:
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Corona specials – through the crisis with idealo
The Corona crisis confronts many merchants with new challenges. Difficult times like these requires unusual concepts and measurements. Communication with customers is particularly important here.
idealo and partners offer Corona support packages to help merchants through the crisis. For example, idealo’s “Starthilfe” aid program offered the possibility of commission-free participation in price comparisons until June 30, 2020. This offer applied to all retailers whose stationary shops had to remain closed due to COVID-19 and who have not been participated at idealo for at least 12 months. For already existing online shops, idealo offered the “Jetzt erst recht!” campaign, that means affected merchants received a 20% discount on their idealo.de listing. Several of our partners are also supporting the commerce with special campaigns during this times. You can find all the Corona aid packages from our partners here.