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Set up point of sale

Use our Magento plugin to process in-store payments with our Terminal API.

Our plugin for Magento allows you to process both online and in-store payments, offering a consistent shopper experience regardless of their location or device. You can manage all orders in the Magento admin panel, and get a detailed insight into your shopper behavior in the Adyen Customer Area .
For a list of supported terminals, refer to our Terminal API Overview.

Before you begin

Set up a separate merchant account for processing POS payments. For more information about Adyen account structure, refer to Company and merchant accounts.

Step 1: Set up point of sale in Magento

  1. Log in to your Magento admin panel. 

  2. In the main menu, go to System > Configuration

  3. In the left navigation bar, go to Sales > Payment Methods.

  4. Go to the Point of sale (POS) with Terminal API section, and fill out the following fields: 




Select  Yes  to enable POS payments.

Merchant Account for Terminal API

Name of your Adyen merchant account that is used to process POS payments.

Store ID for Cloud API

(Optional) Limit the choice of terminal to a specific Store ID in your Adyen merchant account.

Keep the Point of sale (POS) with Terminal API section open. In the following steps, you will need to copy here several settings from the Adyen .

Checkout appearance

If you allow self-service checkout in a store, use the following fields to specify the appearance of the POS payment method in your checkout:




The title that indicates the POS payment method  during checkout.

Sort Order

The position of the POS payment method during checkout. 

Step 2: Connect your Magento store to the Terminal API

To connect your Magento store to the Terminal API, you need to generate an API key in the Adyen Customer Area, and copy it over to the Magento admin panel. 

Generate an API key

To generate an API Key:

  1. Log in to your Customer Area.
  2. Navigate to Account > Users, and click the user ws@Company.[YourCompanyAccount].
  3. Under Authentication, click Generate New API Key
    Don't forget to copy and securely store the API Key in your system. If you lose this API Key you won't be able to restore it later.
  4. Click Save at the bottom of the page.

Set up the API key in Magento

  1. In your Magento admin panel, go to the Point of sale (POS) with Terminal API section. 
  2. In the API key for Terminal API TEST (LIVE) box, enter your API key from the Adyen test (live) Customer Area. 

Step 3: Set up capture delay

For all cards, the POS payment is completed in two steps: 

  1. Authorisation – The payment details of the shopper are verified and the funds are reserved.
  2. Capture –  The reserved funds are transferred from the shopper to your account. 

For payment methods that support separate authorisation and capture, you can specify a delay between authorisation and capture. This allows you to handle cases where the shopper changes their mind about the purchase.

The capture delay setting does not affect Alipay, WeChatPay, and some other wallets, as these payment methods are always completed in one step.

Set up capture delay in the Adyen Customer Area

  1. Log in to the Adyen Customer Area with your merchant-level account.
  2. Go to Account > Settings.
  3. On the POS Capture Delay drop-down menu, select the capture delay that you want to use. 
  4. Possible values:
    • immediate: Capture is performed immediately after authorisation.
    • [N] minutes/hours/days: Capture is performed [N] minutes/hours/days after authorisation. 
      We recommend that you set a capture delay of 2 hours, for cases where the shopper changes their mind about the purchase. 
    • manual: You need to capture each payment manually by creating an invoice in Magento. This is useful if you wish to perform a partial capture in case some goods can not be delivered to the shopper.
      When you capture a part of the authorised amount, the rest of the authorised amount is automatically cancelled.
  5. Click Submit.

Set up capture delay in Magento

  1. In your Magento admin panel, go to the Point of sale (POS) with Terminal API section. 
  2. In the Capture Delay box, enter the POS Capture Delay that you set in your Adyen Customer Area.

Step 4: Set up a terminal

User roles

For account configuration, you need to have the Merchant POS Terminal Management Admin role. For more information, refer to .

  1. Log in to the Adyen Customer Area with your company-level account.
  2. Go to Point-of-sale > Terminals.
  3. In the actions menu next to the search box, select Account configuration.
  4. Click the Terminal API tab.
  5. Set Enable Terminal API to Yes.
  6. Set Enable WebSockets to Yes.

Step 5 (optional): Set up recurring payments

If you want to save the payment details of a shopper who is making a POS payment, you need to choose the type of recurring contract that you want to use:

Recurring payments

For more information about recurring transaction types, refer to Recurring payments.

  1. In your Magento admin panel, go to the Point of sale (POS) with Terminal API section.
  2. Set Agreement type to the type of the recurring contract that you want to use. Possible values:
    • NONE – Do not enable stored payment methods.
    • ONECLICK – Enable stored payment methods for one-click transactions, where the shopper needs to enter their CVC/CVV to complete the payment.
    • RECURRING – Enable stored payment methods for recurring transactions, where you can complete the payment without the shopper being present.
    • ONECLICK, RECURRING – Enable stored payment methods for both one-click and recurring transactions.

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