Process Payments via REST API for WooCommerce.

Getting Started

Hello! Welcome to WC REST Payment.

We love WordPress, WooCommerce, and REST API. Wouldn’t it be great if we can connect the three?

WC REST Payment offers the missing REST API endpoints to process payment.

Let’s get started!


Firstly, Setup WordPress and WooCommerce. For more information, please visit Prerequisites.

Secondly, Install WC REST Payment. For more information, please visit Installation.

Lastly, Secure your WooCommerce Website and Authenticate REST API Request. For more information, please visit Security and Authentication.

Quick Start

In this guide, we are going to process a payment using REST API, for a WooCommerce Order.

The WooCommerce Order number is 65. We will be processing the order using Direct Bank Transfer.

Here’s the REST API request.

Request URL

To process payment for a WooCommerce Order, send a REST API POST request to the following endpoint.

URL HTTP Description
/wp-json/wc/v2/process_payment POST Process payment for a WooCommerce Order.

Request Body

You will need to send data in a JSON Body. A simple example is provided below.

To process payment via Direct Bank Transfer for Order #65.

  "order_id": 65,
  "payment_method": "bacs"

Here’s what they are.

Parameter Required Description
order_id Yes ID of an existing WooCommerce Order Object, without the #. Learn more.
payment_method Yes Each WooCommerce Payment Gateway has a unique payment_method. Learn more.

You can find a list of payment_method for more Payement Gateways at the bottom of this guide.

Request Response

JSON Reponse

If payment is successful, you should receive the following response.

    "code": 200,
    "message": "Payment Successful.",
    "data": {
        "result": "success",
        "redirect": "http://localhost:8888/v/5.1/checkout/order-received/65/?key=wc_order_XXXXXXXXXXXXX"

The redirect contains the url to order confirmation page.

WooCommerce Orders

You can also see the status changed from pending to processing for Order 65 at WooCommerce > Orders, or at /wp-admin/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=shop_order.


That’s it! Easy right? Here’s a quick summary.

  1. Send a REST API POST Request to /wp-json/wc/v2/process_payment
  2. Include a JSON Body with order_id and process_payment

Next Step

Chances are, you are more interested in more than just ‘Direct Bank Transfer’.

There’re a lot more Gateways that WC REST Payment support!

Check them out at WC REST Payment Gateways here!