How do I create a payment request?

Payment requests create a shareable link or QR code that you can use to request payment for your product or services. Once opened, your customer is redirected to a checkout page to pay using one of the payment methods you offer on your account. 

  • You can send this URL or QR code to your customer or make it visible on your website. 
  • Creating a payment request is free. You only pay the standard transaction costs when your customer pays. 


Creating a payment request

Mollie Dashboard
  1. In your Mollie Dashboard, go to Payment Request > Create payment request
  2. Add a description, expiration date, and the amount you want to request.
  3. Click on Create
  4. Share the link or QR code with your customer. 

Once your customer clicks the link, they will be taken to a page to complete the payment. 

Mollie App
  1. Open the Mollie App.
  2. Tap on Request in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  3. Fill in the amount you want to request. 
    • To change the currency, tap Currency and select the currency you wish to charge in.
    • Optional: add a short description.
    • If the payment applies to a different website, you can change it by tapping on Website profile and selecting the correct website.
  4. Tap Request to generate the QR code.To create a link, tap Share payment request.
  5. Share the link or QR code with your customer.

Once your customer clicks the link or scans the QR code, they’ll be taken to a page to complete the payment. 


Available payment methods

Your customers can use any of the available payment methods on your Mollie account except Klarna. When you create a payment request, the available payment methods are listed.



When creating a payment request in your Mollie Dashboard, you can choose to send an open-ended request or set an expiry date. This feature is not available yet in the Mollie App.

  • If you send an open-ended request, the QR code or link won’t expire until your customer pays the amount. 
  • If you set an expiration date, the QR code or link won’t work after that specified date.

For both options, the link or QR code will stop working once your customer pays the amount.  


Good to know

You can also create a payment request through the Payment Links API. You can read more about this in our API documentation.


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