Forms of payment

Your website could feature one or more forms of payment for your guest's bookings, ranging from credit card to Paypal and bank transfer. This article will give you a quick overview and links to detailed explanations of each option. 

💡 Note:  Lodgify Payments is the only gateway that gives you the option to accept payments via direct debit, iDeal or Sofort.

Payment form
Credit CardWe strongly recommend accepting credit cards as it will enhance your website's credibility. For more information, see our blog post 8 reasons why your vacation rental needs to accept credit cards. We offer 3 different payment gateways to accept credit card payments (you need to decide on one):
  • Lodgify Payments
  • Stripe
  • Braintree
  • Authorize.Net
Credit card payments offer a variety of functionalities that help to automate your day-to-day processes such as automatic refunds and scheduled payments. Learn how to configure credit card payments.
PaypalPaypal gives you the option to accept online payments via Paypal and credit card, however, does not offer the functionalities of automatic refunds etc. Overall, Paypal only offers partly automated processes in your reservation system. Find out how to configure Paypal.
Bank TransferIn contrast to Paypal or credit card payments, bank transfers are definitely available for all countries. Nevertheless, accepting bank transfers requires full manual handling of the reservation. Find out how to accept bank transfers.

💡 Note: You can choose to offer several payment methods to your guests, but be aware that your guest can individually choose the one he prefers, so if you offer Paypal or Bank transfer you could end up with much more manual work and time-consuming control work to check if payments have been received or payment requests have been sent out.

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