Please don't test your biller setup with NATS4 Vendo's test account—it won't work correctly.
Set up on Vendo's Website
Before you can begin configuring Vendo as a biller in NATS4, you must first register a merchant account with them. This can be done through their website at http://www.vendoservices.com/.
When registering with Vendo, please let them know that you're working with NATS, so that they can better help you.
The Postback URL to NATS is:
After Vendo sets up your sites, they give you a document containing all the information you need to set up Vendo in NATS. It should contain your E-Mail, Merchant I.D., and Shared Secret. This information is currently in part A of your Vendo setup document. They should also give you a Site I.D. code for each of your sites, and an identifier, upgrade identifier, and package for each of your join options in Part E of your Vendo set up document.
Set up Vendo in NATS
To begin setting up Vendo as a biller in NATS, go to the Billers Admin. Scroll down to the "Biller" drop-down menu, select Vendo, and click "Add."
Note: If you don't see Vendo as a biller in NATS4, put in a support ticket, as you may need an updated version of NATS.
When prompted, fill in the E-Mail, Merchant ID, and Shared Secret that were provided to you by Vendo under the "Account Info" section. If you were not provided with this information, please contact your biller to receive it.
Next, go to the Sites Admin, create or edit a tour, and scroll down to the "Biller Details" section. Enter your Vendo Site ID in the "VENDO Site Id" field, choose whether you wish to enable any of the optional Vendo features, and click Save.
Once you have done this, scroll down to the section labeled "Join Options for this Tour" and click the "Edit Option Details for this tour" icon that corresponds to the join option you wish to use. In the "Biller Codes" section on the next page, locate the "VENDO" settings. Enter your Vendo Identifier, Upgrade Identifier, and Package. If you did not receive this information, please contact Vendo.
Once you have configured these steps, save your join option details. Vendo will now be configured for basic use as a biller in NATS.
Vendo also supports Cross Sale transactions through NATS. In order to process cross sale transactions, however, you will first have to set them up with Vendo. Please contact Vendo for assistance with this.
To set up cross sales in NATS, go to the Upsells Admin and click incoming or outgoing cross sales from the navigation tabs (depending on whether you are sending or receiving the cross sale).
If you are sending a cross sale to another site, go to the "Outgoing Cross Sales" section. Add Vendo from the Biller drop-down menu, and click Add New Option. On the next page, you will be prompted to fill in the Title, Description, and Disclaimer for your cross sell option.
You will then need to fill out the Biller Info for your cross sale, which should be provided to you by Vendo. Fill in your Site ID, Option Identifier, and Ref Code here, and click Save Changes.
If you are receiving the cross sale, go to the "Incoming Cross Sales" section. Add Vendo from the Biller drop-down menu and click Add New Option. When prompted, choose the site and program you want to associate with the cross sale.
Under "Details," fill in the title of your cross sale option, the initial membership fee and length, and the recurring membership fee and length. Finally, fill in your Site ID, Option Identifier, and Upgrade Identifier in the "Biller Info" section and click Save Changes.
Targeting Billing Outside the U.S. and Canada
Go to Billers Admin, click the Add a Cascade tab, and enter a
shortname. In the description field, enter the text your
surfers will see on the pre-join form; for example:
"Foreign Billing provided by Vendo." Set the Weight field to
256. In the Excluded list, select United States and Canada. Click Save
Find the cascade you just created and click the Expand Cascade icon.
Click the Biller drop-down, select Vendo, and click Add. Make
sure Vendo is the first biller in the cascade.
Vendo UpgradePlus lets you shorten a Member's trial by offering them incentives to upgrade in your Member's Area.
When processing UpgradePlus transactions through Vendo, you must use the following URL for your member transactions.
For more information on configuring UpgradePlus in NATS, please see our NATS4 Upgrade Plus wiki article.
Vendo also offer SignupPlus feature, which allows you to offer your members incentives to sign up for the same sites option after they expired. In order to complete the SignupPlus process, the member will have to click on a link that you provide for them.
For more information on configuring SignupPlus in NATS, please see our Signup Plus wiki article.
Under the Configuration Admin Setting (Biller section), there config setting name "NO_CREATE_AUTOMATIC_MEMBER_VENDO" which will allow member not being create during the autocasacde. If you enable this feature setting, then additional affiliate tracking feature NATS4_Additional_Tracking will not work for all Vendo members.