Tender options

Review our tender options (settings that change how a transaction is processed) and things to consider when using them. 

Tender options allow you to change how a transaction is processed. 

Use the Adyen Customer Area (CA), or pass tender options created on the PED with a transaction to trigger options to be presented to the shopper. For example, AskGratuity, where the shopper is asked to enter a tip, can be set in createTender or as a configuration option for stand-alone terminals.

AllowPartialAuthorisation Flags that a partial approval is allowed. As a result, the authorised amount might be lower than the requested amount.
AskGratuity Triggers the terminal to ask if the shopper wants to tip.
Triggers the terminal to ask if the shopper wants to donate to charity.

Bypasses PIN entry where the shopper does not know the PIN for the card and the Merchant either knows they are the legitimate cardholder or wants to give them the benefit of the doubt.

Requires that the shopper indicates the PIN is not known. The staff cancel the existing transaction and initiate a new transaction through the POS. They then ask the shopper to press Enter when prompted for a PIN. Subsequently the shopper will need to provide a signature. The Merchant then needs to check the signature and approve it.

As a cardholder is expected to know the PIN for the card issued, verifying of the signature as well as cardholder name with some form of identification is recommended.

DontPrintReceipt Specifies that no receipt should be printed.
EnableMagstripeFallback If ICC cannot be processed, magstripe will be used as the POS entry mode. If magstripe is disabled in your configuration, use this tender option to enable it for a transaction.
ForcedDecline Forces a decline of the transaction, for example, if fraud is suspected.

Forces online authorisation of the transaction. Should only be used in exceptional cases. The terminal tries to process online by default, and if that is not possible, it checks the configured limits to determine if the transaction can be processed offline.

GetAdditionalData Gathers and makes available additional data, after a card is read. The amount of the transaction can be changed based on additional input from the POS; for example, to offer discounts for loyal customers. Used for Dynamic Currency Conversion and loyalty data. To use DCC, specify the getAdditionalData tender option and contact support for backend configuration.

Triggers MKE processing. If set to true, this requires the merchant or cardholder to enter the card number manually. Used for damaged cards.

For gift card operations, the tender created prior to redemption must not include a KeyedEntry tender option. If the original tender contains the KeyedEntry tender option, it is not possible to update the tender to a gift card redemption.


Triggers MOTO transactions on the payment terminal from the Cash register. MOTO transactions are card-not-present transactions, where the payment details are presented to a merchant by a shopper by means of mail (not email), fax, or telephone.

NoCTLS Disables contactless/NFC as POS entry mode for the transaction.
ReceiptHandler Specifies that the POS handles and prints receipts. If omitted, it is required that the PED prints the receipt. If there is no printer unit, the transaction will fail.
SkipAIDPriority Skip a card's application identifier (AID) priority. This allows a shopper to select their preferred card application.