Paysafecard is a payment method for mainly online shopping. When using my paysafecard during the payment process in an online shop, there is no need to enter the PIN again, only a username and password are required.

When paying with paysafecard, the consumer enters the 16 digit number and the amount tendered is deducted from the paysafecard balance. Combining PINs allows consumers to use up any remaining credit on a paysafecard PIN. The current balance of each paysafecard as well as its transaction history and production date can be viewed at the official paysafecard site by entering the respective 16 PIN code.

Payments for goods or services other than Euros are converted into Euros at the conversion rate at the time of purchase.


Paysafecard payment method can be initialized if the merchant sends PSC for parameter paymentType.

Optional request parameters customerStatement and orderReference are more restricted about their length and allowed characters than usual.

Order Flow Diagram


To interpret this diagram, the successful completion of a NEW PAYMENT is assumed. Starting from this operation it’s possible to carry out different transaction-based operations.

For the explanation of the different status descriptions included in this diagram have a look at getOrderDetails.

All possible states of transaction for all specific acquirers can be found here.