Skrill: Skrill Direct

Skrill: Skrill Direct

Note that Skrill Direct has become outdated and is no longer supported by Wirecard as of 2016-10-17.

General information

Skrill is a global e-commerce business that allows payments to be made through the Internet for industries such as gambling, online games and social networks, B2B payments or retail. For individual users, Skrill offers an online deposit account (e-wallet); to merchants, Skrill offers to accept online payments via major payment cards, Skrill’s own online accounts as well as other local payment methods.

Skrill Direct is an instant online payment method offering consumers the possibility to directly pay from their online banking system. You benefit from a cost effective and safe payment instrument which enhances your conversion rate. Consumers enjoy an easy, instant and secure payment method for the goods and services they purchase on the Internet. After checkout, the Skrill Direct interface connects consumers with their bank. They log in as usual to authorize their payments directly through their online bank account.

Please visit Skrill for further information and details.

Advantages for merchants

  • Consumers may pay directly from their bank account without leaving the Skrill web site.

  • High consumer acceptance.

  • Attractive for consumers who prefer online banking, and who do not wish to pay using credit cards or registered payment methods.

  • Immediate notification of successful payment allows to ship goods instantly.

Advantages for consumers

  • No registration needed.

  • Convenient as payment is made directly from familiar online banking accounts.

  • Benefit drawn from all online security measures offered by the consumer’s bank.

Order flow diagram

For a visual representation of the order flow behavior and associated transaction-based operations of this payment method we invite you to have a look at the respective order flow diagram.

Required request parameters

For this payment method the following request parameters are required:

Optional request parameters

The optional request parameters customerStatement and orderReference are more restricted with regard to their length and allowed characters than are other general request parameters.

Parameter Data type Short description


Variable length of up to 18 characters. Allowed characters are [0-9a-zA-Z\s]*

Text displayed on bank statement issued to your consumer by the financial service provider.


ASCII with a variable length of up to 64 characters.

Unique order reference ID sent from merchant to financial institution.