Sofort is a popular online, real-time banking method in Europe. This payment method enables shoppers to complete their purchase in their bank's portal, giving them greater comfort and security in the checkout process.



Sofort will be deprecated in 2024.

Supported markets

Sofort is available for shoppers who are located in these countries and who are shopping in the indicated currency.

Country & CodeCurrency Code
Austria (AT)EUR
Germany (DE)EUR
Netherlands (NL)EUR
Spain (ES)EUR
Switzerland (CH)CHF

Sofort Transaction Flow

  1. On the checkout page, your shopper selects Sofort as their payment method.

  2. Your shopper enters their bank details, selects their bank account, and completes their purchase.

Note: The transaction is in pending status until your shopper completes their purchase. At this point, the status changes to approved or failed.

Sofort with BlueSnap Checkout or Hosted Pages

If you're using BlueSnap Checkout or one of our hosted solutions, Sofort is available to you out-of-the-box, with no coding needed. All you need to do is verify Real-Time Bank Transfer has been enabled and is set to Show in your BlueSnap Merchant Portal.

Sofort with the BlueSnap APIs

Sofort is supported in BlueSnap's Payment API. For complete integration details, refer to the API guide for Sofort.


Your shopper can request a refund up to 180 days after the original payment. Refunds can be processed only after your shopper's account has been debited and the invoice status has changed to success. Please note that if you request a refund while the invoice is pending (before your shopper's account has been debited), you will receive an error message informing you the transaction has not yet been settled.

If a refund is requested after your shopper's account has been debited, BlueSnap will remove the funds from your account and the invoice status will update to refunded.

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