Have you ever needed to check if a credit or debit card is valid, but you don’t want to authorize or charge yet? We’ve added a new feature for our CenPOS Virtual Terminal called Positive Card. CenPOS will go out to the networks with a zero authorization amount to validate the card with the issuer prior to being stored.
REVIEW OF ENCRYPTED PAYMENT STORAGE OPTIONS NOW AVAILABLE:
Positive Card– validates card. Merchant validate CVV, address and zip code passes fraud check and decide whether the answers are acceptable before storing. Why would you accept a card if it doesn’t pass everything? Only Canada and the UK participate in AVS check; If you know your customer, you may wish to allow the card anyway. This feature allows you to enter a card, then make an educated decision as to whether you want to store it for recurring billing.
Repeat Sale– Offered for check/ACH and credit/debit. Process a transaction and it creates a new token to use for future sales transactions. CVV not allowed per PCI Compliance. Later, check the Token Box, enter the Token ID, amount and invoice #. That’s it.
Recurring Payments Module: Offered for check/ACH and credit/debit. Set up client contracts and store multiple cards, payors, and payment methods for a single account. Regardless of where a token was issued (resale, recurring, positive etc) the token is the same for all.
Securely store any payment type for variable amount token billing or fixed recurring billing.
How do I get this feature? Administrators login to the Virtual Terminal and turn on for each user you want to have access. (This also applies to the other options.)
Will this also validate checks? No, It resides in the credit/debit. If you have a need, let us know.
Are there fees? Yes. 6/14/11 MasterCard charges $.03 for this service, effective with their announcement to support zero auth address verification (AVS), card verification code 2 (CVC 2) validation or both. Expect similar fees on all networks now or in the future. Standard CenPOS per transaction fees apply.
Can we use tokens for the EBPP/ E-invoice service? Not yet, but it’s in development. Currently customers will click the email and enter payment information for each invoice.
The tools are in place for you to eliminate faxed authorization forms that expose payment data and reduce PCI Compliance scope. If you need help using the features or how to deliver the token approval form for signature to your clients, please do not hesitate to call.