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Friday, June 19, 2009

Why don't merchants process credit cards from Microsoft Access?

I don't get it. When you talk about a web based application accepting credit cards is one of the first questions that is asked.

When you talk about a database, nobody ever thinks about credit card processing. Take Microsoft Access for example. I have worked with Access since it's inception back in 1991. I have worked with hundreds of Access databases over the years, and met many other Access developers.

There are millions upon millions of databases out there - order entry systems, fulfillment systems, customer service systems, call center systems, etc. There are databases setup for every purpose you can imagine.

So, why don't people process credit cards from directly within their Microsoft Access database? Processing from within MS Access is no different than processing from a website. Your database hits a payment gateway, which in turn hits your merchant account. Writing this code is not brain surgery - in fact, take a look at this example of integrating credit card processing in Microsoft Access!

There is some type of block in the mind of database developers that stops them before they think about automation of credit card processing. People just don't think about it as a possibility.

It's not just Microsoft Access - it's every non-web based platform! FileMaker, 4th Dimension, you name it (by the way, we have examples of credit card integration with FileMaker and 4D available.)

Once, as a database developer, you realize that this can be done, and can be easily done, you can start to see ways to automate this piece of your customers business.

That is what we are here for! We're here to educate the database development community - you CAN process credit cards and ACH transactions from within your database and you can do it EASILY! Check out our examples, and then let your imagination go from there. I guarantee that at least some of your customers can benefit from an integrated payment processing system.

We partner with developers to help them bring payment processing automation to their customers. With our tools:
  • Developers can further automate their customers business processes.
  • Developers can earn development dollars when integrating the payment processing automation.
  • Customers benefit from a newly streamlined payment processing procedure
  • Customers benefit from reduced rates
  • Developers earn an ongoing residual stream
It's a win-win-win situation! If you are interested in learning more:
Credit Card / ACH Integration for Developers

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

QuickBooks Payment Add-on - Now with Swipe and Vista

The TRANSAX Gateway QuickBooks credit card add-on is arguably the flagship of our powerful FlexPort package. Previously, we have attracted a lot of interest from developers of all types - Flash/Flex/Actionscript, FileMaker, 4D, Access, ASP, .NET, Ruby, PHP, etc.

Our QuickBooks Add-on has received so much interest, that we have spent a lot of time enhancing and improving the module. Most recently, we have added:
  • Swipe support, which allows merchants to get card present rates.
  • Windows Vista support!
  • Additional enhancements to the batch processing function.
The new version is now available! Download it today

More information about our QuickBooks Payment Add-on

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The TRANSAX Gateway

The TRANSAX payment gateway is the core of our offerings. All of our FleXport technology - examples using 4D, FileMaker, PHP, Ruby, Access, Classic ASP, .NET, iMIS, QuickBooks, Flash/Flex, etc - use the payment gateway to work their magic.

Because this is a critical piece of our technology, we have recently launched a site dedicated to the gateway itself! The TRANSAX Gateway site talked about features such as our Customer Vault for PCI compliance and tokenizing transactions, our rich fraud prevention tools, our ACH tools and our integration options.

Sign up for a free demo at the site and see for yourself why the TRANSAX Gateway stands far above the rest.

The TRANSAX Gateway site

Thursday, June 4, 2009

QuickBooks Credit Cards and ACH - Earn Residuals

I have blogged frequently about our QuickBooks Add-on for processing credit cards and ACH/E-check. There is a reason for this.

Although our rich FlexPort technology contains code for integrating credit card and ACH/E-check processing on many different platforms - FileMaker, 4D, Ruby, PHP, MS Access, VB.NET, C#, ASP, etc, etc - the QuickBooks Add-on is the most exciting.

The reason is simple - the QuickBooks Add-on is an easy to use application that works with QuickBooks to easily add Credit Card and ACH/E-check processing to QuickBooks. The module contains features that QuickBooks does not support out of the box - i.e the ability to run ACH/E-check transactions, the ability to process payments in a batch, the ability to run unattended batches, etc. It is easy to install, and has a very friendly user interface.

Because of this, we have attracted a lot of interest from ISO's, CPA's, programmers, consultants and merchants.

Throughout all of these QuickBooks related blogs, I almost forgot the best part! We share revenues with our partners!

In other words, if you are an ISO, and cannot sell a merchant account to a client because they are using Intuit Merchant Services, bring that merchant to us. We will share the revenues with you, and help you reclaim a piece of business that you otherwise would have had to walk away from.

If you are a CPA, and have customers who are looking for alternatives to Intuit Merchant Services, send them our way. We will meet their need and add a new revenue stream to your books!

If you are a consultant, integrator or programmer, bring your QuickBooks clients to us. We will help you add tools to your arsenal to better serve your customers, save them money, and help you build a new stream of additional income.

It's easy, it doesn't cost our partners a dime, it will help your customers reduce costs and improve efficiency, and will increase your revenue.

All partners of NELiX TransaX earn LIFETIME residuals. In other words, as long as an account you refer to us is processing with us, you will earn residuals.

More Information on our QuickBooks Credit Card/ACH Processing module

The biggest advantage of our gateway comes from power that it puts in the hands of your developers. Easily integrate with your application and take advantage of features to enhance your system.

We invite you to a live demo and the opportunity to build a partnership. Our promise to partners is, through innovation, today's products will be relentlessly enhanced into tomorrow's solutions.

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