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BlueSnap Platform Enhancements

Below is a list of recent platform enhancements that you may find important. These release notes provide information about enhancements to BlueSnap’s payment platform and functionality.

March 2023

AR Automation Added the ability to create user assignment rules based on filters. These rules allow you to assign a specific user to customers as an owner, account manager, sales rep, or manager.
AR Automation Added a subscription details page to view details of a particular subscription.
AR Automation Updated the filters on the payments list page to include: payment method, currency, source, payment gateway ID, fee, and amount.

February 2023

AR Automation Added a new setting to the preferences page to allow zero-dollar invoices to be created from subscriptions.

January 2023

Merchant Portal Merchants now have the option to delete a shopper from their merchant console.
AR Automation Merchants can now provide information for the reason why a scheduled payment is cancelled manually.
AR Automation Payments that are manually cancelled and those cancelled by the system will now display a reason for the cancelled status.

December 2022

AR Automation Users now have the option to enable/disable Payment Receipt dispatch once a payment has been successfully completed.
AR Automation A confirmation message has been added to notify users when a Customer Portal invitation is accepted.


November 2022

AR Automation BECS Direct Debit has been added as a payment method.
AR Automation Pre-Authorized Debit has been added as a payment method.


November 2022

Account Updater Increased the number of days to make a subscription renewal to seven.
Global Payment Types Our Payment Orchestration Platform now supports “AMEX – Pre-Refund Authorization,” which provides an issuer the option to immediately notify cardmembers of pending credits on refunds. This notification may reduce the number of inquiries for merchants regarding the refund status.
Merchant Portal Added a dual control feature for the refund process that, when turned on, requires one user to initiate a refund request, and a second user to authorize the refund.
AR Automation Added “Cadence Assignment Rules” for payment plans.
AR Automation Added “Payment Plan Link” where shoppers can make a payment specifically for a payment plan.
AR Automation Added the ability to record payments or partial payments manually in the AR Automation system that will be applied to multiple invoices.


September 2022

Global Payment Types Improved EFT processing by adding validations for Canadian account numbers (6 banks only) and Australian account numbers
AR Automation Added additional filters for sorting customer lists based on known or unknown values such as customer name, customer hierarchy, contact information, and customer portal.


August 2022

Global Payment Types Added NTI (Network Transaction ID) for Discover Transactions.
Marketplace Added the “Refund Reserve” parameter to the Retrieve Vendor API.
AR Automation When processing payments via Virtual Terminal, you can now create a new field called “Recorded By,” which will document the username of who processed the transaction.
AR Automation Passing Payment Net amount value to BlueSnap API for surcharge.
AR Automation Customers who use a saved payment method while checking out will now receive a pop-up window confirming they would like to use this method for payment.
AR Automation While recording payments in Intacct, customers will now have to select whether to submit payment via invoice number or the payment reference number.


July 2022

Payment Methods Added support for Canada Pre-Authorized Debit and Australia BECS Direct Debit.
Global Payment Types Added support for additional banks for error mapping, recurring transactions and integration support.
Reporting Paging performance improvement for transaction details report and transaction category report.
AR Automation Added a Static Payment Link for merchants to facilitate payments in advance of an invoice being created. Customers directed to this page will be prompted to enter a payment amount, their name, email and, optionally, invoice or account number, and comments.
AR Automation Added Idempotency to the APIs.
AR Automation Added surcharge functionality, which adds a fee to customer invoices to cover the cost of a transaction fee.
AR Automation Added the ability to sync deleted customers and invoices in Sage Intacct.
AR Automation Updated UI to allow for easier filtering of specific lists.


June 2022

Invoicing Display the UK Value-Added Tax ID when UK Shoppers are charged.


May 2022

Marketplaces Increase the number of vendors that can be included on a single transaction via Marketplaces.
Payment Analytics A new 3-D Secure Stats report to provide visibility on 3DS authentication rates and other related stats.
Payment Analytics Enhanced reporting functionality to include support for multi-mid reports within the console view.
Payment Analytics A new multi-choice “Reason” filter has been added to the Account Updater Report.


March 2022

IPN Added subscription parameter to auth only single charge IPN.
Subscription Manager Added support for multiple ACH accounts in our subscription manager.
Merchant Portal Upon logging into the merchant portal for the first time, users will be prompted to change their password to strengthen security.
Payment Analytics A new Chargeback Report has been added to provide detailed information on chargeback and chargeback related information to allow merchants to better manage activity associated to chargebacks.
Payment Analytics A new filter has been added to our Account Update Reporting tool to facilitate reconciliation of Account Updater fees.
Payment Analytics Updated our platform to adopt the card brands mandate to support 8-digit BIN.
AR Automation Added an “Invoice Balance Summarize” column to our AR Automation tool to view invoices’ balance based on certain customized settings.
AR Automation Added additional Cadence Conditions on a payment level.
AR Automation QRG Code added to physical invoice letters as an alternative way to pay.
Global Payment Types Added ability to stop failover between processors in different regions.
Global Payment Types Added support of the Original Transaction Identifier (OTID) and Network Transaction ID (NTI) for American Express transactions.
Global Payment Types Enhancement to pass the “Low Risk Indicator” for Merchant Initiated Transactions. The low-risk indicator is required by MasterCard to signal exemptions.
Reporting Updated to now display complete Payout Summary Reports.
Global Payment Types Added support of the Original Transaction Identifier (OTID) and Network Transaction ID (NTI) for American Express.
3DS Enhancement to pass the “Low Risk Indicator” for Merchant Initiated Transactions. The low-risk indicator is required by MasterCard to signal exemptions.
Reporting Display Complete Payout Summary Reports.
Reporting Improved Vendor Details Report Infrastructure for Pagination & Create Pagination.


January 2022

Global Payment Types A new IPN has been added for the Vaulted Shopper function that will be initiated when one is created or updated, triggering the IPN to be sent directly to the merchant for set-up.
Reporting Enhancements have been added to the reporting function of BlueSnap’s Payment Analytics Module including multi-MID reporting for partners on custom transactions and vendor information for payout reporting.


December 2021

AR Automation Now offering the ability to sync refunds with Sage Intacct.
Israel Local Card Acquiring Local card acquiring is now available in Israel, giving businesses access to a local bank in Israel.
Global Payment Types New IPN has been added and will be sent with successful authorization only requests if activated in your IPN settings
Idempotency Adding Idempotency support for Capture and Auth Reversal transactions.
Onboarding BlueSnap’s platform will now have the optional parameter to send in the partner API to control production signup email and documentation collection within the email settings.

September 2021

Sandbox After signing up for our sandbox, merchants will now receive communications and updates from BlueSnap.
Invoicing BlueSnap INN (Russian Tax ID) and KPP number will be added to any invoices where we collect Russia VAT instead of getting BlueSnap US and EU registration numbers.
Notification Service (NS) Added refund reason to merchant refund notice emails.


August 2021

Global Payment Types Created an API to register IPN destinations and support subscription webhooks.
Portal Added the ability, to allow the merchant to decide if their shoppers can switch subscription contracts within the shopper control panel in the Merchant Portal.


June 2021

Hosted Fields Improved Hosted Payment Fields by allowing the token created during a Create Vaulted Shopper request to include the CVV when performing a subsequent auth or auth/capture request. This feature will be off by default.