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WooCommerce Direct Integration Instructions

Below are the instructions for integration Helcim Commerce into WooCommerce, using Direct API as the integration method. For more options and links to the plugin, please visit: https://www.helcim.com/support/article/207-cart-software-integration-woocommerce/ 

Step 1 | Helcim Commerce API Configuration

  1. Login to your Helcim Commerce account
  2. Click on "Settings" in the top menu
  3. Click on "API Access"
  4. Click on "New API Access" in the top-right
  5. Create a configuration using the settings below
  6. Click "Save"
  7. Copy the generated Helcim API Token (use your token, the one on screenshot below is just an example)

Status: Active
Nickname: WooCommerce

Access Restrictions*
* Whenever creating an API access token, we only recommend granted the minimal access required for the integration. A compromised API token with full access can have greatly impact your Helcim Commerce data.

Transactions: Process
Terminal: Check the terminal (merchant account) you wish to use
Customers/Orders/Products/Recurring/etc: leave empty


Step 2 | Terminal Number

  1. Click on Settings in the top menu bar
  2. Click on Terminals
  3. Note the Terminal number next to your active terminal as it is required for the WooCommerce settings in the plugin.


Step 3 | WooCommerce Settings

  1. Install the plugin, or download it and extract it to: /wp-contents/plugins/ directory
  2. Configure the module in WooCommerce->Settings->Check Out then click 'Helcim'
  3. Click the Enable/Disable box to enable this gateway
  4. Select either "Test Mode" or leave it empty for live transaction.
  5. Enter the title to display on the payment selection portion of the checkout page (required)
  6. Select "Direct Integration" as the payment integration method
  7. Leave the Helcim.js token blank (not used with this integration mode)
  8. Enter your Helcim Commerce Account ID
  9. Enter your API token
  10. Select either "Purchase" or "Pre-Auth" as the transaction type (see A)
  11. Enter the terminal ID you wish to use. (See step 2)
  12. Enter the description your customers will see on the checkout page for this payment option (required field or WooCommerce will not work)
  13. Choose whether you would like to display the Helcim logo on the checkout page
  14. Process a test transaction to ensure that the plugin is working before switching to live production.
(A) PRE-AUTH: Please note that for pre-auth credit card transactions, you will need to manually login to Helcim Commerce and "capture" the transactions  in order to receive funds.