Before you can “go live” as an MIT merchant, you must test all the functions of your new account.

Conduct Business Center – Virtual Terminal testing

The CyberSource Business Center and Virtual Terminal enable you, as an MIT merchant, to

  • process orders, credits, and voids
  • swipe cards for payment
  • search for transaction information
  • create reports

Log in to the Business Center testing site with the user ID and password you received from the VPF merchant services team, then follow the prompts to test all the credit card functions that apply to your business set-up (e.g., basic credit card functions, special transaction, transaction searches, user access and security roles, external customer information, email receipts). After you have tested all the functions of your new account, complete the Go Live Sign-off Form, and submit your signed form to VPF’s merchant services team.

Test MIT merchant’s payments page

The Business Center testing site also lets you test your set-up for the MIT Merchant’s Web Payments pages—web forms that enable your customers to make credit card purchases online. You can use the generic payments page or develop a custom payments page linked to your website (at your DLC’s expense).

Review content of reports

On the Business Center site, you also should test any reports you plan to use in operating your business, such as

  • transaction detail reports (which includes merchant-defined fields)
  • transaction exception reports (which identify any transactions that have not been processed)
  • subscription reports (if applicable)

The Details

Conduct Business Center – Virtual Terminal testing

The CyberSource Business Center and Virtual Terminal enable you, as an MIT merchant, to

  • process orders, credits, and voids
  • swipe cards for payment
  • search for transaction information
  • create reports

Log in to the Business Center testing site with the user ID and password you received from the VPF merchant services team, then follow the prompts to test all the credit card functions that apply to your business set-up (e.g., basic credit card functions, special transaction, transaction searches, user access and security roles, external customer information, email receipts). After you have tested all the functions of your new account, complete the Go Live Sign-off Form, and submit your signed form to VPF’s merchant services team.

Test MIT merchant’s payments page

The Business Center testing site also lets you test your set-up for the MIT Merchant’s Web Payments pages—web forms that enable your customers to make credit card purchases online. You can use the generic payments page or develop a custom payments page linked to your website (at your DLC’s expense).

Review content of reports

On the Business Center site, you also should test any reports you plan to use in operating your business, such as

  • transaction detail reports (which includes merchant-defined fields)
  • transaction exception reports (which identify any transactions that have not been processed)
  • subscription reports (if applicable)

Did You Know?

Merchant Services has recently added PayPal to the payment options available to the MIT Community.
MIT does not use Square or other devices that transmit transaction financial data over wireless networks.
MIT has a custom data repository that includes all merchant transaction information. Visit the MIT CyberSource reporting portal to learn more.
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