Paddle Billing


Accept payments using iDEAL. No configuration required.

iDEAL is an interbank system used in the Netherlands. All major banks in the Netherlands support iDEAL, and it's the most popular online payment method in the country.

Customers authenticate and confirm payments using their banking app, making it quick and secure.

You don't need to set up a bank account in the Netherlands to accept payments with iDEAL through Paddle.

Key features

One-time items

How it works

  1. Illustration showing a Paddle Checkout with an iDEAL button. A sample amount of €3600 is shown at the top.

    Customer chooses iDEAL

    Turn on iDEAL in a couple of clicks in your Paddle Dashboard. Paddle automatically presents iDEAL as a payment method for customers paying in a supported country and currency. Customers enter their name and choose their bank.

  2. Illustration showing an iDEAL prompt. It shows €3600 at the top, followed by a QR code in the middle.

    Customer starts confirmation

    If the customer is checking out on a desktop, they're prompted to scan a QR code with their smartphone. If they're on mobile, they're prompted to open their banking app.

  3. Illustration showing two smartphones. On the first smartphone, there is a QR code. On the second smartphone, there is a banking app confirmation screen.

    Customer confirms purchase

    Customer confirms purchase on their phone using their banking app. The exact process varies depending on the banking app the customer uses, but typically they'll enter their card PIN or authenticate using on-device biometrics.

  4. Illustration showing a Paddle Checkout success screen. It has a large green checkmark.

    Payment complete

    If successful, Paddle Checkout shows a success screen or enters your success workflow.

Accept iDEAL

  1. Go to Paddle > Checkout > Checkout settings.

  2. On the General tab, Check iDEAL.

  3. Click Save to apply.

Illustration showing the payment method checkboxes in the checkout settings screen in the Paddle web app.

Test iDEAL

You can test iDEAL using your Paddle sandbox account.

  1. Turn on iDEAL for your Paddle account.

  2. Open a checkout for a one-time item that's priced in EUR (euro).

  3. Pick the Netherlands as the country on the first screen of checkout, then enter an email and ZIP code.

  4. Select iDEAL as the payment method, then enter a name and pick any bank in the list.

  5. Click Pay with iDEAL and follow the prompts to complete purchase.

Paddle Checkout only presents iDEAL as a payment method for one-time items priced in euro, where the customer address is the Netherlands.

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