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4.5 – Released on April 3, 2013

Support for additional payment processing systems

Support has been added for the following payment processing systems:

In addition, Wild Apricot now supports CRE Secure, a payment service that provides support for a number of other payment providers, including:

  • Chase Paymentech Orbital
  • Elavon
  • eProcessing Network
  • First Data
  • Litle
  • NMI
  • Orbital Enterprise
  • PayLeap
  • SagePay
  • SkipJack
  • TSYS Transit
  • USA ePAY

Support for new online payment systems – including those integrated via CRE Secure – is being provided in a "beta" release. But what does that mean?

We have conducted full internal testing of each system, and payment processing was confirmed to work properly in our tests. However, our testing was conducted using a special developer account, and there is a theoretical possibility that using it on a live account might uncover issues yet unknown to us.

Where new payment systems support automatic recording of refunds, recurring payments, and charging cards by administrators, these functions have not been integrated into Wild Apricot. Only self-service online payment has been implemented.

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Exception:
Recurring payments are supported for the new PayPal Payflow Pro payment system.

Once the new systems have been proven to be reliable, we will consider on a case by case basis implementing these features (where supported by the payment provider).

Known issues

  • Depending on the currency you select on the Payment settings screen, 2CheckOut may ignore your selection when displaying the amount due on its payment screens. Instead, 2Checkout may use the customer's IP address to determine their country then convert the payment amount to the appropriate currency for that country (for example, convert US dollars to Canadian dollars for Canadian customers). Once the payment is successfully processed, the amount paid is recorded in Wild Apricot using your selected currency.
  • Skrill ignores your Default country selection on the Payment settings screen. Instead, Skrill uses the customer's IP address to determine the default country value.

Test mode for payment settings

Payment providers typically provide test or sandbox modes so you can test your payment settings before you begin accepting actual payments. Within your payment settings on Wild Apricot, you can now switch between live and test or sandbox modes. While in test mode, your payment provider will accept or decline your test transactions as it would live transactions, but will not charge any credit cards or update any bank accounts. Wild Apricot will, however, record transactions and create payment records as it would with live transactions. For more information, see Live vs. test/sandbox modes.

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