Payonline - Online Help

[French translation]

payonline.epfl.ch is a service that provides electronic payment capabilities for conferences, events, various sales, etc. For this purpose, The EPFL has a contract with PostFinance. The amounts received will be automatically transferred to the unit’s dedicated fund.

All payments can be made in Swiss francs (CHF), euro (EUR) and US dollars (USD).
For activities organized in Switzerland, it is generally recommended to use Swiss francs (CHF).

Payonline accepts the following payment methods:

Due to budgetary restrictions, AmEx and Diners were not included in the contract between the EPFL and PostFinance. However, an extension of payment methods (credit cards) may be accepted based on specific needs.

Who may use payonline.epfl.ch?

The service is offered to unit administrative personnel or anyone who has to manage the administrative aspects of conferences. Access to this service is subject to both Tequila authentication and EPFL accreditation. Therefore, in order to use the service you must:

Setup of electronic payment process

For Wordpress websites

Those who have a WordPress site managed by the EPFL IT department can benefit from a plugin allowing the creation of forms with integration to Payonline. In order to benefit from this plugin, it is first necessary to open a ticket at 1234 in order to request the activation of the WPForms plugin with Payonline by mentioning the URL of the site.

  1. Apply for the creation of a dedicated fund (destined to receive the payments) if not yet available
  2. Create a payment instance
  3. Ask for the activation of WPForms with Payonline at 1234@epfl.ch by specifying the URL of your site
  4. Create the WPForms form and configure Payonline on the conference site
  5. Test the form and the payments in a password-protected page or at least not accessible via the site menu
  6. Validate the instance by the EPFL Financial Service: the validated instance will then automatically become active
  7. Publish the registration form on the conference website (add the page in the menu or unprotect the page)

For non-Wordpress websites

This procedure is generic and requires the creation, by your own means, of an HTML form that follows the model proposed in point 3. Wherever possible, it is strongly recommended that you use a WordPress site.

  1. Apply for the creation of a dedicated fund (destined to receive the payments) if not yet available
  2. Create a payment instance
  3. Create a registration form and a website for the conference
  4. Test the payment system
  5. Validate the instance by the EPFL Financial Service: the validated instance will then automatically become active
  6. Publish the registration form on the conference website

 

Contacts and questions