Quick Start

Wondering how you can integrate with Chapa, the payment processing platform for Ethiopian businesses? Well, here are 6 quick steps to integrate and use Chapa!

Chapa is a powerful solution that enables Ethiopian businesses to simplify their payment processing and streamline their operations. With Chapa, you can serve international and local customers by providing access to secure digital payment solutions. This can be done with a single integration!

If you’re looking to integrate with Chapa, this guide will walk you through the process and provide you with all the information you need to get started. Whether you’re a developer or a business owner, this guide is designed to make the integration process simple, efficient, and straightforward.

Here are the steps you need to follow to integrate with Chapa:

Step 1 : Sign up for an account with Chapa

The first step to integrating with Chapa is to sign up for an account. This will give you access to our platform, where you can manage your account, process payments, and retrieve payment information.

Head on to dashboard.chapa.co and Sign Up or Sign In. If you don’t already have an account be sure to fill out the necessary information!

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Step 2 : Obtain API key and API endpoint

Once you have an account, the next step is to obtain your API key and API endpoint. These are the credentials you’ll need to make API calls to the Chapa platform. First, click on your initials on the top right corner of your dashboard and click the settings link. There you will find the API tab where you can access your public and secret keys!

Note: If you have not filled out your compliance form and/or your compliance has not been accepted, you will only be able to access test mode. Those with compliance approved can access their live mode by toggling the button on the bottom left of their dashboard.

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Step 3 : Choose your preferred programming language and framework

There are a variety of programming languages and frameworks to choose from when integrating with Chapa. You’ll want to choose one that you’re comfortable with and that best fits your needs.

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Step 4 : Use API documentation and sample code provided

Use our comprehensive API documentation and sample code to help you integrate with your platform. This will include information on how to make API calls, process payments, and retrieve payment information.

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Step 5 : Test the integration with Chapa’s sandbox environment

Before deploying your integration to your production environment, it’s important to test it thoroughly. Chapa provides you with a sandbox environment, where you can simulate real-world transactions and test your integration with test mode. Enable this toggling the button on the bottom left on your dashboard.

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Step 6 : Deploy to your production environment and start processing payments

Once you’ve tested your integration and you’re confident it’s working as expected, you can enable live mode, change your public and secret keys and deploy it to your production environment and start processing payments.

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We hope this guide has been helpful in getting you started with integrating with Chapa. If you have any questions or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to Chapa’s support team. They’re here to help!

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