Mercado Pago: A Payment Gateway Integration Example | Course Merchant

Mercado Pago: A Payment Gateway Integration Example

June 2021
MercadoPago: A Payment Gateway Integration Example

Course Merchant works with many hosted payment gateways. Over the years our engineers have built integrations with most leading payment gateways –see a list here.

This list is constantly being added to as we discover new payment gateways used by our global customers, and as some payment gateways become more popular than others and businesses switch between them.

One example is MercadoPago, a rising payment system covering Latin America. A new Course Merchant customer in Argentina asked us to integrate their store with this system as part of their eCommerce build. Our team got to work and the customer can now take safe and reliable payments through MercadoPago.

MercadoPago is one of the largest online payment solutions in Latin America. It was launched in 2004 and has operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela. There are more than 100 million registered users, and approximately US$20 Billion of payments were processed through MercadoPago in 2019. MercadoPago is part of the MercadoLibre group of companies.

Course Merchant’s connection to MercadoPago and all hosted payment gateways we integrate with is PCI compliant. Our software does not handle any credit card data, but sends the customer and order details to the payment gateway itself, which performs the hard credit card capture. This makes Course Merchant a safe eCommerce solution for all organisations and reduces PCI compliance paperwork when dealing with us.

Course Merchant has integrated to MercadoPago’s Checkout Pro, securely passing the transaction details over to MercadoPago, and then redirecting the customer to MercadoPago’s hosted payment pages to take the customer’s payment. Payments can be made through a credit or debit card or a customer’s MercadoLibre marketplace account.

No matter which hosted payment gateway a customer prefers to use, Course Merchant can likely integrate with it. It may be that we have already built an integration with your preferred payment gateway – but if we haven’t, we could look to build it for you* as part of your Course Merchant store build and setup.

(*This may be subject to reviewing the relevant API documentation and may have some additional fees, subject to further scoping)

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David Hill
June 2021

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