payment gateway – How to integrate MoneyBookers in Web application in PHP?-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I am creating a PHP website, and need to integrate MONEYBOOKERs as the payment gateway.

Need help in embedding the MoneyBookers gateway to my site. As I am using the test link (sandbox URL) which is:

The problem which I am facing is, MONEYBOOKERs is not showing any transtion while testing it.

Please Help!

How to solve:

I cover this topic in detail on a recent blog post of mine: How to automate Moneybookers (Skrill) using status_url (IPN). There is example code for PHP and C# and pictures illustrating the points:

  1. Signup for a Moneybookers test account
  2. Create a “secret word”
  3. Create your own payment form (with your logo on the Moneybookers checkout page)
  4. Verify the Moneybookers order

I won’t cover every step here, because if I did my answer would take up several pages. However I will cover the 4th topic (verifying the Moneybookers order) because the answer currently on this page is riddled with problems (SQL injections, etc.). If you want in-detail instructions for every step then read my article.

Simple payment form on your website

I go into this in more detail in the article, but here’s a simple payment form. Replace the bold values with your correct prices, app name, and Moneybookers email:

<form action="" method="post">
  <input type="hidden" name="pay_to_email" value=""/>
  <input type="hidden" name="status_url" value=""/> 
  <input type="hidden" name="language" value="EN"/>
  <input type="hidden" name="amount" value="Total amount (e.g. 39.60)"/>
  <input type="hidden" name="currency" value="Currency code (e.g. USD)"/>
  <input type="hidden" name="detail1_description" value="YourApp"/>
  <input type="hidden" name="detail1_text" value="License"/>
  <input type="submit" value="Pay!"/>

Verifying the Moneybookers order

After a user has paid for your software, eBook, or other digital content you’ll want to automatically verify the order and send what they ordered to their email address. In this example I mention creating a product key using LimeLM, but you can really do anything.

In the example form above you set the location of script that will verify the Moneybookers orders:

<input type="hidden" name="status_url" value=""/> 

The relevant part of the script is this:

// Validate the Moneybookers signature
$concatFields = $_POST['merchant_id']
    .strtoupper(md5('Paste your secret word here'))

$MBEmail = '';

// Ensure the signature is valid, the status code == 2,
// and that the money is going to you
if (strtoupper(md5($concatFields)) == $_POST['md5sig']
    && $_POST['status'] == 2
    && $_POST['pay_to_email'] == $MBEmail)
    // Valid transaction.

    //TODO: generate the product keys and
    //      send them to your customer.
    // Invalid transaction. Bail out

If you don’t know how to set your secret word in Moneybookers, I explain how to do this in the ” How to automate Moneybookers (Skrill) using status_url (IPN)” article.

Full payment example

If you’re not keen on writing this code yourself then we have a fully built payment form for our LimeLM customers. It’s written for PHP, C#, and VB.NET and it’s free for all our customers (even our free-users). So you can download it, integrate it into your site, and use it without paying us a cent.

Here’s what the payment selection page looks like:

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Skrill is not using Moneybooker, now it has changed its test payment method. Documented here Page # 13 ( 2.3.2 ):

Use below Merchant Test Accounts provided by Skrill:

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C# Code:

string url = "";

// Merchant Details
url += "pay_to_email=" + "";
url += "&recipient_description=" + "Your Project Title";
url += "&language=" + "EN";
url += "&transaction_id=" + "Your Transaction ID";
url += "&return_url=" + "Your Return URL After Successful Payment";

// Payment Details
url += "&amount=" + "Your Total Amount";
url += "&currency=" + "USD";
url += "&amount2_description=" + "Item Price:"; // item name
url += "&amount2=" + "Your Price Here"; // place price 
url += "&amount3_description=" + "Quantity:";
url += "&amount3=" + "Your Quantity Here";
url += "&amount4_description=" + "Tax:";
url += "&amount4=" + "Your Tax Here";
url += "&detail1_description=" + "Order ID:";
url += "&detail1_text=" + "Your Order_ID Here";
url += "&detail2_description=" + "Description:";
url += "&detail2_text=" + "Description of product";
url += "&detail3_description=" + "Product ID:";
url += "&detail3_text=" + "Your Product_ID here";
url += "&detail4_description=" + "Order Date:";
url += "&detail4_text=" + "Order Date here";

// Split Gateway
// If Payment method not set then skrill will automatically select methods in your country
//url += "&payment_methods=" + "WLT,ACC"; // Skrill, Credit/Debit Cards

// redirects to Skrill

For test payment use below test cards numbers after redirecting to Skrill:

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NOTE: Amex uses four digits test CVV

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