Have you signed up with Affirm? Are you eager to connect your eCommerce systems to Affirm and grow with us? We're here to help! Let’s get started on learning the basics on the types of integrations that we offer and how our integration process works.
One of the most important things to implement when partnering with Affirm is the Integration Process. There are 2 ways of doing it: through the existing platform integrations that Affirm has built out and natively supports, or through a Direct API Integration.
Our existing platform integrations are designed to work out-of-the-box, with only a light amount of setup and configuration. On the other hand, if you don't see your eCommerce platform in the list below, you will have to use the Direct AP Integration, which requires coding and technical resources on your side to implement.
You can watch the video or check the steps below for the Affirm integration.
- Sign up for a merchant account at this link: https://www.affirm.com/business#id
- Learn more about how Affirm's Direct API Integration works here.
Platform Integration Offerings
Affirm offers easy to install and configure platform integrations with some of the most popular eCommerce platforms out there. A big portion of our merchants use the following popular platform integrations:
Affirm supports a growing library of platform integrations, shown in the list below.
Implementing a Platform Integration
The out-of-the box platform integrations do not require any coding - just installation and some basic configuration. Generally, all of the platform integrations shown above will follow the below steps:
Choose your platform
First, choose an e-commerce platform to set up and configure Affirm using the applicable extension. Affirm offers integration options for some of the most popular e-commerce platforms such as Magento, Shopify, WooCommerce and many more. No matter which platform you're using, setup is easy and only requires a few simple steps.
Set up your Affirm account
Next, you will need a Merchant account to get Affirm up and running on your platform. Sign up for a merchant account here.
Add Affirm to your e-commerce platform
Now that you've signed up and created your Merchant account and can log into your Affirm dashboard, you can add Affirm to your store by installing our Affirm extension onto your e-commerce platform.
Again, the steps for each platform integration will be given in greater detail on their corresponding page linked in the section above.
Direct API Integration
Direct API Integrations may take some time to implement, as the requirements to make them work can become quite technical and more time intensive.
Affirm's basic process flow begins when the customer selects Affirm at checkout. The steps below represent what the customer experiences on the front-end, and how Affirm's integration handles the checkout on the back-end.
This checkout flow can be broken down into 4 main phases:
Customer initiates a checkout
Create, configure, and send the checkout object
Collect customer information
- Authorize the transaction and complete the order
To learn more about how Affirm’s integration handles the checkout on the back-end, click here.