Types of integration - Checkout API - Mercado Pago Developers

Types of integration

The integration with Checkout API can be done by using different procedures that vary according to technical knowledge and business needs. See the table below for details on each of the available options.

Integration typePayment methodsFrontend complexityUser Interface (UI)
Checkout BricksDebit and CreditEasyComponents with UI already defined and that can be customized if necessary.
CardformAll available methodsMediumForm without styling so it is possible to start the settings from scratch.
Core MethodsAll available methodsHighCreate your form and styling

The three types of integration mentioned above are eligible for PCI SAQ A certification. This is because card data, CVV and expiration date travel through an iframe directly to Mercado Pago servers, which prevent PCI data (card number, security code and expiration date) from being accessible to third parties.

To be eligible for PCI SAQ A, the integration must be done using Secure Fields (card fields in Iframe format).

In addition to the payment methods shown in the table above, it is also possible to offer other payment methods. For a detailed list of all available options for integration, send a GET to the endpoint /v1/payment_methods and execute the request. In the answer you will have access to each of the options.