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Launch & Get Paid

Great job! You set up your BlueSnap API integration, and now it is time to get ready for launch.

Let's walk through some key items you'll want to handle before you launch, so you can achieve frictionless checkout and maximize your payment conversions. Then you can start getting paid!

Prepare for Launch

Use this checklist to make sure your BlueSnap account is ready to process live transactions.

Think about your shoppers

1. Enable payment methods

Verify that all payment methods you want to support are enabled on the Payment Methods page.

2. Set up your statement descriptor

The statement descriptor is how your customers will identify charges on their billing statement. Your descriptor should be something that your shoppers closely associate with your business; for example, the business name and a shopper support phone number. It can also include information, such as the product name.

You should set a default statement descriptor for your account, and you can also define descriptor per product or dynamically per transaction, depending on whether you are using the API or BuyNow hosted checkout.
See Statement Descriptor.

3. Validate your checkout flow and run test transactions

We recommend walking through your entire checkout flow to verify the customer experience is properly set up. In addition, test a sale and a refund for each payment type you plan to offer.

Note:

Test cards are available in our documentation.

Some considerations for your checkout flow:

  • Include zip code: We find that collecting your customer’s billing postal code significantly increases your payment success rate, especially when the credit card is from the United States. When integrating with a BlueSnap API, you should consider sending this information with every credit and debit card transaction.

  • Post Purchase: When your shoppers have completed their purchase, what should they see next? Be sure to set the Callback URL setting in BlueSnap (this is the page where your customers are directed after the purchase). Merchants using BlueSnap Hosted Pages can enter a URL in the Page Design settings.

  • Configure your Payment Facilitator settings (required): If your business is located in the US, CA, UK, or EU, your checkout page must display the required disclosures and policies.
    See Payment Facilitator Settings.

4. Update emails and IPN settings

We use emails and IPNs to update you for various payment-related events, such as Sales, Chargebacks, Payouts, and Declined Charges. Make sure your email and IPN settings are correct to ensure you are prepared to handle these and other events.
Learn more about how to set up and use IPNs.

5. Implement Device Data Collector

For merchants using our APIs, you are required to use Device Data Collector, a critical component of our fraud prevention capabilities. This tool greatly improves BlueSnap’s ability to detect fraudulent transactions by gathering device-specific information about your shoppers. (Note: This feature does not apply when collecting payments using BlueSnap Hosted Pages.)

Back to Top

Get paid

1. Enter your bank account information (required)

Let us know how you want to get paid! Please make sure you enter your banking information in the Payout Method settings, so we can transfer money into your account.

2. Set minimal payout amount

The BlueSnap payout fee varies by payment method. A minimal payout amount ensures that your deposit amounts are always appropriate relative to the cost of receiving them.

3. Set up Refund Reserve

Your Refund Reserve ensures that you always have funds in your BlueSnap account whenever you need to issue a refund. We recommend all merchants set a refund reserve.

Back to Top