Please don't test your biller setup with NATS4 WebBilling's test account—it won't work correctly.
Setup on WebBilling's Website
Before you can begin configuring WebBilling as a biller in NATS4, you must first register a merchant account with them. This can be done through their website at http://www.webbilling.com/.
While registering for WebBilling, make sure to take down the Merchant ID and Merchant Password that they provide for you. This information will be necessary for setting up WebBilling in NATS.
- Postback URL: http://linkdomain/signup/process_webbilling.php
Replace linkdomain in the above example with your linkdomain.
Setup WebBilling in NATS
Note: WebBilling bills surfers in multiple currencies. You must setup multiple currencies in NATS4.
To begin setting up WebBilling as a biller in NATS, go to the Billers Admin. Scroll down to the "Biller" drop-down menu, select WebBilling, and click "Add."
Note: If you don't see WebBilling as a biller in NATS4, put in a support ticket, as you may need an updated version of NATS.
When prompted, fill in the Merchant ID and Merchant Password that were provided to you by WebBilling 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. Fill in any of the optional "WEBBILL" settings you wish to use, and click Save Changes.
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. Use the "Biller Codes" section to fill in the WebBilling codes you wish to use.
WebBilling has the ability to bill in two ways.
- If you have the Package Group ID and Package ID from your WebBilling control panel, it will bill that amount.
- If you do not, it will take the initial, initial days, rebill, and rebill days from the join option and WebBilling will bill that amount.
When using the second option you also have the ability to select the Currency the member will be billed in.
If you would like to have all of the join options shown on WebBillings end then select the 'Show Package Select on WebBilling'. If you've selected or created a specific Business Case (bmid) from WebBilling for upgrades then fill in the Business Case option. If it is blank it will default to 2.
If you want to override the Screen Description or Bank Statement Description for WebBilling, fill in those optional fields as well. If you've selected a Cancel Package ID for this join option enter it in the join option as well.
Once you have filled out the appropriate biller codes on this page, click "Save" to save your new join option.
WebBilling also supports Cross Sale transactions through NATS. In order to process cross sale transactions, however, you will first have to set them up with WebBilling. Please contact WebBilling 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 WebBilling 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 WebBilling. Fill in your Xsell Package ID and Ref Code here, and click Save Changes.
If you are receiving the cross sale, go to the "Incoming Cross Sales" section. Add WebBilling 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 Package ID in the "Biller Info" section and click Save Changes.
Localized Join Forms
The following instructions describe localizing your NATS pre-join form to a surfer's language: Geo-Target Join Options
By using the Geo-Target Join Options available in NATS, you can create a different cascades to use for each country that you process transactions from -- this allows you to direct surfers to a pre-join form in their native language.
If you create multiple cascades for multiple languages, you should make sure that you localize your cascade descriptions as well. In order to start this process, WebBilling provided us with the following translations to use in localized cascade descriptions:
- English: Direct Debit
- German: "Lastschrift"
- Spain: "Cargo Bancario"
- Netherlands: "Automatische Inkasso"
Filling in these descriptions helps to differentiate between different language cascades for your surfers.
While the Geo-Target Join Options instructions let you display one locale-specific locale option, you may find it simpler to display one join options for each locale. Go to the Sites Admin, select a site, and add four options. For each join option, choose WebBilling, enter the join option settings, and use one of the above translations in the Join Form Text. This displays one join option for each language.
Note: WebBilling suggests you make the German translation, "Lastschrift," the first join option.