Odoo Payment Gateways: A Guide for Businesses
Exploring payment gateway options and implementation in Odoo ERP

Payment gateways in Odoo ERP

by Muhammad Faizan

Odoo is a popular enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that offers a wide range of features, including payment processing. Odoo ERP comes with a number of built-in payment gateways, as well as the ability to integrate with third-party gateways. This makes it easy for businesses to accept payments from their customers, regardless of their location or preferred payment method.

What is a Payment Gateway?

Before diving into Odoo payment gateways, let's understand the fundamental concept of a payment gateway. A payment gateway is a technology that acts as an intermediary between an e-commerce website and a financial institution, ensuring the secure and efficient processing of online transactions. It enables customers to make payments for their purchases using various methods, such as credit/debit cards, digital wallets, or bank transfers.

Types of Payment Gateways

Odoo supports a variety of payment gateways, including:

Credit cards

This is the most common type of payment gateway. Credit cards are accepted by most businesses and offer a high level of security.

payment gateway option


PayPal is a popular online payment processor that allows customers to pay with their PayPal balance or credit card.

Screenshot of pay with Paypal option


Stripe is another popular online payment processor that offers a variety of features, including recurring payments and fraud protection.

Screenshot of pay with Stripe option


Authorize.net is a well-established payment processor that offers a wide range of features and integrations.

Screenshot of pay with Authorize.net option

Adding a Payment Gateway to Odoo

To add a payment gateway to your Odoo instance, you will need to:

  1. Go to the Settings menu and select Technical > Payment Acquirers.
  2. Click Create to create a new payment acquirer.
  3. Select the type of payment gateway that you want to add.
  4. Enter the required information for the payment gateway.
  5. Click Save.

Best Practices for Choosing a Payment Gateway

When choosing a payment gateway for your Odoo instance, there are a few things to keep in mind:


The payment gateway should be PCI-compliant to ensure that your customer's data is secure.

PCI-compliant payment gateways are secure online platforms that adhere to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), ensuring the protection of sensitive cardholder data during transactions. These gateways use advanced encryption and security protocols to safeguard information and reduce the risk of data breaches, providing businesses and customers with peace of mind. By choosing a PCI-compliant payment gateway, merchants can confidently process credit and debit card payments, knowing that they are meeting industry standards for data security and compliance.


The payment gateway should have reasonable fees.


The payment gateway should offer the features that you need, such as recurring payments or fraud protection.


The payment gateway should have good customer support in case you have any problems.


Odoo offers a wide range of payment gateways that can be used to accept payments from your customers. By following the tips in this blog post, you can choose the right payment gateway for your business and ensure that your customers can pay for your products or services easily and securely.

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