3dcart Setup

Use this guide to connect 3dcart and BlueSnap for an integrated shopping cart and payment gateway solution.

3dcart provides a comprehensive, e-commerce platform for you to build and manage your online store. By connecting 3dcart to BlueSnap, you can securely process card payments from just about anywhere in the world, as well as derive key insights using BlueSnap’s reporting capabilities.


3dcart and BlueSnap accounts

You must have accounts at both 3dcart and BlueSnap to proceed.

If you need a 3dcart account, go to the 3dcart site to sign up.
If you need a BlueSnap account, go to the BlueSnap website to get started.

PCI compliance

A PCI compliance of SAQ-A is required.

Before you get started:

Contact an Implementation Specialist to get your account ready. BlueSnap will provide you with gateway credentials, which you will use in Step 2.

Step 1: Configure your BlueSnap account settings

Please complete these steps in your BlueSnap Console.

  1. First, you'll set up your statement descriptor, which is the description that will appear on the shopper's credit card/bank statement for each transaction to help them identify the purchase.

    Go to Settings > General Settings. In the Branding Settings section, enter a Default Statement (Soft) Descriptor and Support Phone Number (both will appear on the shopper's credit card/bank statement). When you're done, click Submit.

  2. To get paid, you will need to configure your payout settings by going to Settings > Payout Method. Click here for more information.

Step 2: Configure your 3dcart account settings

Please complete these steps in your 3dcart admin account. Note that you'll need your gateway credentials from BlueSnap at this time.

  1. Go to Settings > Payment, and click Select Payment Methods.

  2. In the Payment Methods section, click Add New.

  1. From the Payment Method dropdown, select NMI Gateway Services. Click Add New.
  1. Configure the following settings:
    • Username - Enter your gateway username that BlueSnap provided.
    • Password - Enter your gateway password that BlueSnap provided.

      Click Save at the top of the page.

Congratulations! You're now ready to start accepting live transactions.

Best practices & tips

Considering shopper impact of currency conversions

While transactions are placed in your store’s base currency, you might have your store configured to display product prices in multiple currencies. To account for any differences between the currency conversion rates used to display prices on your website and the rates used by the shopper’s issuing bank, we recommend including a note on your checkout page that informs shoppers of potential price variations. For example: “The price listed is approximate and may vary slightly”.


Use BlueSnap's reporting capabilities to gain a comprehensive understanding of your business through the detailed transaction and payout reports, through payment conversions reports, and much more. Reports can be viewed right in your BlueSnap Console or pulled via the Reporting API to be parsed or pushed to your third-party reporting tools.