Marketing Forms: Payment Gateways

May 25, 2016

A secure payment gateway is required to process payments through the NPR DS Marketing Forms.  Stations wishing to make use of the forms need to first create an account with one of four compatible gateways:

  • Sage
  • Paypal Payflow Pro
  • Authorize.net
  • Vantiv

All gateways may be used for securely charging a donor's credit card.  However, EFT/ACH processing is not available through Authorize.net with our forms.

Depending on your workflow for processing pledges, there are advantages and disadvantages to using certain gateways.

Payment gateway options with NPR DS Marketing Forms

1. Authorize & Capture Credit Card Processing (Available with all payment gateways)

Payments are fully processed automatically when a donor submits their pledge.  Stations can pull reports to confirm what payments have been received to upload to their member database.

Monthly payments are also run automatically based on the day of the month the donation was originally made. 

For stations using Sage & Authorize.net, monthly payments can be managed within the Marketing Forms admin interface. 

For stations using Paypal Payflow Pro, monthly payments can be managed within the Paypal Payflow admin interface.

2. Authorize-Only Credit Card Processing (Only available with Sage gateway)

Credit Card numbers are sent to the payment gateway and pre-authorized for a small, temporary $1 charge to confirm the card is valid, but the full donation amount is not processed.  Payment processing is run through your member database that has built in capabilities to connect with Sage. Reports from Marketing Forms on donations received will include a token that some member databases can use to connect to Sage and process the payments. 

Sustaining payments are managed via your station's membership database as well, and are not processed automatically.  This is the best processing option for stations that need to restrict monthly payment processing to a single day each month. 

3. EFT/ACH Processing (Sage, Paypal Payflow Pro & Vantiv Gateways)

A station may opt to enable fields for a donor to provide their Banking and Routing numbers to instigate a transaction on their account.

Payments are fully processed automatically when a donor submits their pledge.  Stations can pull reports to confirm what payments have been received to upload to their member database.

Monthly payments are also run automatically based on the day of the month the donation was originally made. 

For stations using Sage & Vantiv monthly payments can be managed within the Marketing Forms admin interface. 

For stations using Paypal Payflow Pro, monthly payments can be managed within the Paypal Payflow admin interface.