Setting Up At Focal Payments
Before you can begin configuring Focal Payments as a biller in NATS4, you must first register an account through their website. This can be done at http://www.focalpayments.com/
Record any essential information you receive during the signup process, including Focal Payments Site IDs and Schedule IDs.
Setting Up Focal Payments in NATS
To begin setting up Focal Payments in NATS4, go to the Billers Admin and scroll down to the "Setup New Biller" drop-down menu. Select "Focal Payments" and click Add.
When prompted, fill in your username, password, and currency. After you have filled in the required fields, click Save.
Next, go to the Sites Admin and create a new tour or edit an already existing one. Enter your site's URL in the field marked "FOCAL Site ID" under the Biller Details section (this information can be obtained from the biller).
Next, scroll down to the section labeled "Join Options for this Tour" and edit the join options you wish to use this biller with. Find the field labeled "FOCAL Schedule," and fill in your Focal Payments Schedule code, which must be obtained directly from Focal Payments (this step is optional, please see Schedule ID).
Once you have completed these steps, save your join option details. Focal Payments will now be configured for use as a biller in NATS.
The following section contains information about the specific functionality of this biller:
Supported Transaction Types
Focal Payments is a gateway biller, and will only support initial sales, rebills, and cross sales. Upgrade Plus, Upsell Plus, Package Plus, and Token Plus are not supported for this biller. However, Fake Upgrades can still be used.
The Schedule ID that is setup within the join option is very important to understanding how Focal Payments works. Rebills are done on the NATS poll, but are independent of the their setup within NATS. All of this information must be configured on Focal Payment's end, then applied to NATS via the "FOCAL Schedule" in the join option.
Although this field says "(optional)", no rebills will be processed without it. Without a "FOCAL Schedule", only the initial sale will be processed and recorded within NATS. The only transaction configuration that matters from within NATS for this biller is the initial amount.
- Example: If there is a join option for one of your sites that has an initial of $19.99 for 30 days and rebill of $29.95 for 30 days, but you have rebills configured as $24.95 on Focal Payments's end, the rebill amount will occur for $24.95 for Focal Payments, but $29.95 for any other billers that have been setup.
- Note: With this functionality, you can use this biller to configure a "one-time join option". In other words, the member will join and expire but never rebill. Remember, although "FOCAL Schedule" is optional, if it is not setup within NATS, you will not receive rebills.
Test Mode is a functionality of this biller that allows you to flag all future transactions as a test transaction. Transactions under Test Mode, however, will still be processed as real transactions.
- Note: If you turn on Test Mode on a live site, transactions processed by incoming potential members will also be flagged as a test transaction.
To turn on Test Mode, go to the Sites Admin. Edit the tour of the site which you would like to run test transactions (Test Mode is tour specific). There is a checkbox which will display in the 'Biller Details' section called "Test Mode: (optional)" under FOCAL. Make sure this option is checked.
Next, go to the Configuration Admin, Billers section. Scroll down to the FOCAL section and turn on the 'PROCESS_FOCAL_TEST_TRANSACTIONS' option and Store Changes.
You will be able to identify Test Mode transactions within NATS by a ":T" appended to the transaction ID. For example: