We’ve now seen how to set up customers on GoCardless, begin collecting payments from them and then handle webhooks to take automated actions when things happen in your account.

Teamed with the dashboard, you already have the building blocks of a powerful integration. You can give access to the dashboard to colleagues across your company - for example finance or customer support teams - so they can keep track of payments through our interface.

Going live

Once you’ve fully tested your integration in the sandbox, you’re ready to go live - simply sign up for your live account. Once your live account is set up, create an access token and then switch the environment and access token in your code.

Creating a GoCardless access token

You’ll also need to add your bank details and provide some details about your business so we can verify your account - until you’ve done this, you won’t receive your payouts.

Verifying your GoCardless account

Your sandbox account will stay active, and is perfect for testing any tweaks you want to make to your integration.

Your next steps

You’ve now reached the end of our getting started guide - here are some ideas of what you could do next:

  • Browse the API reference to dig deeper into what you can do with the API
  • Build your own payment pages for a fully whitelabel experience (you’ll need to get in touch to get set up)
  • Connect to other users’ GoCardless account and collect payments on their behalf with the OAuth API