Performing Offline Credit Card Transactions
There are times when performing offline credit card transactions will be necessary.
The most often scenario being that your integrated payment processor was unavailable, and you processed the payments another way.
1 – go to a workstation that doesn’t have a pin pad attached.
2 – open the invoice that you want to process with a credit card payment.
3 – go to the tender screen and double click the payment method.
4 – in the authorization screen you must enter a credit card number and an expiry date. This doesn’t have to be an actual credit card number, but it must be in the correct format for the credit card type and have a valid checksum.
For Mastercard use 5431-1111-1111-1111 and choose a current expiry date.
For Visa use 4111-1111-1111-1111 and again, choose a current expiry date.
For American Express use: 341-1111-1111-1111
For Discover Card use: 6011-6011-6011-6611
5 – Next you don’t want to authorize the card because the numbers entered aren’t valid. They are just in the correct format to pass the checksum test and have the correct prefix for their card type.
Instead you will press the F3 key on your keyboard or click on “[F3] Off Line Capture”.
6 – Type something in the Authorization Number field such as “Manual Transaction” or “Offline Transaction”, then click the “Transaction error – error in processing or processed externally”.
7 – Print your invoice as normal and you are done.
Created by Steve Wind August 24 2021