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Recommendations for payment description and transaction text

Here you will find recommendations for the values of the payment description and transaction text fields in API calls.

This is applicable to:

All payments are initiated with a text that appears in the Vipps or MobilePay app, using the paymentDescription (or transactionText for the older eCom API) parameter. There are separate texts for the different actions: Initiate, capture, cancel, refund.

The text should be as user-friendly and informative as possible and is limited to 100 characters.

OperationExample payment description
Initiate, one item (the paymentDescription is shown in the push message and on the payment screen)One pair of socks, Orderid acme-shop-123-order123abc in webshop
Initiate, multiple items or a shopping basketOne pair of socks, one XL hoodie (truncated to ~100 characters) or Payment for order acme-shop-123-order123abc in webshop
Initiate, reservation of maximum amount (for EV charging, parking, etc.)Temporary reservation of maximum amount. You will only be charged for the actual use.
CaptureOrder acme-shop-123-order123abc. Thank you for shopping at our webshop!
RefundRefund for order acme-shop-123-order123abc

See also: Recommendations for reference and orderId.

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