Selecting the right integration option to provide payment options to your clients is crucial to ensure the user and developer experience and the project’s maintainability. Choosing the appropriate SDK impacts several key aspects of your business:

  • Development Time
  • User Experience
  • Scalability

Tonder Integration Options

The following table summarizes the characteristics of the available integration options provided by Tonder.

FeatureLite SDKFull SDKAPI IntegrationE-commerce Plugins
Target audienceMerchants looking for more customizationProjects needing quick implementationPCI-certified businesses looking for complete control over the integrationBusinesses using e-commerce platforms looking to offer more payment options
CustomizationExtensive customization optionsLimited customizationComplete customizationLimited to platform
FlexibilityHigh flexibility in design and functionalityPre-built, less flexibleHigh flexibilityDepends on the e-commerce platform
Ease of useRequires more development effortSimplifies development with pre-built elementsRequires a complete development of front and back end, in addition to the PCI certification and AOCSimple to integrate with minimal configuration
User interfaceCustomizableReady-to-use UICustomizableDepends on the e-commerce platform
Saved cardNot includedIncludedDepends on implementationDepends on platform
PCI ComplianceIncludedIncludedRequires PCI certificationIncluded

Below, you will find additional details from each available integration.

Lite SDK

  • Customization: The Lite SDK offers extensive customization options for components, allowing developers to tailor the user experience to specific needs.
  • Target Audience: Ideal for merchants who require specific, custom implementations and have the resources to design and integrate custom UI components.
  • Flexibility: This SDK is highly flexible in terms of design and functionality, providing developers with the tools to create a unique and tailored experience.
  • PCI Compliance: The Lite SDK includes PCI capabilities, ensuring secure transactions and compliance with payment security standards.

Full SDK

  • User Interface: The Full SDK comes with a straightforward, ready-to-use UI, enabling developers to deploy payment solutions more quickly.
  • Ease of Use: It simplifies the development process with pre-built elements and standard configurations, reducing the need for extensive coding and design.
  • Saved Cards Feature: This SDK includes functionality to handle saved cards, which enhances user convenience and encourages user retention.
  • Target Audience: Best suited for projects that need quick implementation with less emphasis on customization. It’s ideal for merchants looking to integrate a payment solution fast.
  • PCI Compliance: Similar to the Lite SDK, the Full SDK also includes PCI capabilities, ensuring secure transactions.

API Integration

  • Requirements: API integration requires the merchant company to be PCI-certified. The merchant also needs to forward their Attestation of Compliance (AOC) certification to Tonder before beginning the implementation.
  • Customization: The merchant can completely customize the front and back end since the integration is a back-to-back implementation.
  • Flexibility: Provides high flexibility in terms of design and functionality, allowing developers to create a tailored experience.
  • Target Audience: Best suited for merchants that are PCI-certified and need a highly customized solution.

E-commerce Plugins

  • Ease of Implementation: Tonder’s plugins are designed to integrate easily into major e-commerce platforms with minimal configuration, without writing any code.
  • User Experience: Improves the checkout process and helps businesses accept more payment methods.
  • PCI Compliance: Plugins are PCI-compliant, ensuring secure transactions.
  • Platform Dependence: The most evident disadvantage is that plugin features depend on the platform, and some features may not be available.
  • Target Audience: Ideal for businesses looking for quick and easy integration into their existing e-commerce platforms.

Making the Decision

When deciding between the Tonder integration options, consider the following questions:

By carefully evaluating these factors, you can choose the Tonder integration that best meets your project’s requirements, ensuring a successful implementation and a positive user experience.