Chargify Setup

Learn how to connect Chargify and BlueSnap for global payment processing.

Chargify provides the tools you need to manage your recurring billing model, everything from billing and invoicing to analytics and insights. By connecting to BlueSnap, you'll have the added capability of global payment processing.

Supported features

Built-in Fraud Prevention and Risk Management
Chargeback Management
Credit and Debit Card Processing
Multiple Currencies
Multiple Languages
Payment Analytics and Reporting
Payment Optimization
Vaulted Shoppers

Requirements

Chargify and BlueSnap accounts

You must have accounts at both Chargify and BlueSnap to proceed.
 If you need an Chargify account, go to the Chargify website to sign up.
 If you need a BlueSnap account, go to the BlueSnap website to get started.

Supported currencies

BlueSnap supports the currencies listed here. We recommend configuring your store to only accept currencies supported by BlueSnap.

Supported countries

BlueSnap supports the countries listed here. If a shopper is located in one of these supported countries, they will be able to purchase with the BlueSnap payment module.

PCI compliance

A PCI compliance level of SAQ-A is required.

Before you begin

Contact an Implementation Specialist to get your account ready. BlueSnap provides you with the gateway credentials you use in Step 2.

Step 1: Configure your BlueSnap account settings

Complete these steps in your BlueSnap Console for production or sandbox.

  1. Get your BlueSnap API credentials and define the authorized IP addresses for your server. Both of these actions are performed on the same page; for instructions click here.

  2. Set up your statement descriptor. The statement descriptor is the description that appears on the shopper's credit card statement or bank statement for each transaction and helps the shopper identify the transaction.

    • Go to Settings > General Settings.
    • In the Branding Settings section, enter a Default Statement (Soft) Descriptor and Support Phone Number (both appear on the shopper's statement).
    • Click Submit.
  3. To get paid, you need to configure your payout settings. Refer to Payout for more information.

Step 2: Configure your Chargify account settings

Complete these steps in your Chargify account. You need your gateway credentials from BlueSnap to proceed.

  1. Go to Settings > Payment Gateway.

  2. In the Network Merchants (NMI) section, click Use this Gateway.

  3. In the setup screen, enter your gateway credentials that BlueSnap provided.

  4. Click Save credentials.

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”.

Reporting

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.

Chargify Setup


Learn how to connect Chargify and BlueSnap for global payment processing.

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