FlutterWave Payment Integration With PHP

flutterWave payment integration with PHP

FlutterWave payment integration with PHP can be a tedious process if you’re just starting out.

Payment integration is the process of integrating a payment gateway or processor into a website or application to enable users to make online payments. This allows businesses to accept payments from customers using a variety of payment methods, such as credit and debit cards, digital wallets, bank transfers, and more. Some popular payment gateway providers include PayPal, Stripe, Authorize.net, Square, and Braintree, among others.

Payment integration is an essential component of e-commerce websites, online marketplaces, and mobile applications that facilitate transactions. It helps to streamline the payment process, making it faster and more convenient for customers to make purchases. In addition, payment integration can provide added security measures, such as fraud detection and prevention, to ensure that transactions are safe and secure.

To implement payment integration, developers typically use application programming interfaces (APIs) provided by the payment gateway provider to connect the payment system to the website or application.

Together with PayStack, FlutterWave is one of the most popular payment platforms in Africa.

It has a rich documentation which you can follow through. But if you’re pressed for time and also a PHP dev, here’s a quick and comprehensive implementation for you to follow.

FlutterWave Code Integration Snippet

 <?php  
    $amount = 11300;
    $first_name = "Lawson";
    $last_name = "Luke";

      $request = [
        'tx_ref' => time(),
        'amount' => $amount,
        'currency' => 'NGN',
        'payment_options' => 'card',
        'redirect_url' => 'your_success.php', //replace with yours
        'customer' => [
            'email' => $email,
            'name' => $first_name. ' '.$last_name
        ],
        'meta' => [
            'price' => $amount
        ],
        'customizations' => [
            'title' => 'Paying for a service', //Set your title
            'description' => 'Level'
        ]
    ];

    //* Call fluterwave endpoint
    $curl = curl_init();

    curl_setopt_array($curl, array(
    CURLOPT_URL => 'https://api.flutterwave.com/v3/payments', //don't change this
    CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true,
    CURLOPT_ENCODING => '',
    CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS => 10,
    CURLOPT_TIMEOUT => 0,
    CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION => true,
    CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION => CURL_HTTP_VERSION_1_1,
    CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST => 'POST',
    CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS => json_encode($request),
    CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER => array(
        'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_SECRET KEY',
        'Content-Type: application/json'
    ),
    ));

    $response = curl_exec($curl);

    curl_close($curl);
    
    $res = json_decode($response);
    if($res->status == 'success')
    {
        $link = $res->data->link;
        header('Location: '.$link);
    }
    else
    {
        // echo 'We can not process your payment';
        echo $res->status;
    }
 ?>

Don’t forget to add Secret key and set your redirect link.

You should have something like this.

flutterWave payment integration with PHP
FlutterWave Payment integration with PHP

Summary

Overall, payment integration is a critical aspect of software development for any business that wants to accept online payments. By integrating a payment gateway, businesses can improve their online presence and provide a more convenient, secure, and reliable payment experience for their customers.

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