Charge a Customer

This code steps you through the process of charging a customer's credit card.

There are three outcomes when processing credit card transactions:

  1. Approved
  2. Declined
  3. Error

'Approved' transactions can be charged against customers' credit cards. 'Declined' transactions can't be charged. As a result, in order to test the process of charging a customer's credit card, you must first pass an odd dollar amount. This returns the transaction with an 'Approved' status. You can then charge the credit card to complete the transaction.

An error could result from a variety of conditions such as missing data, invalid card numbers, and expiration dates provided in invalid formats.

The following sample code calls a routine from our Code Library.
Download BluePay.cs

Run a Credit Card Payment

/*
* BluePay C#.NET Sample code.
*
* This code sample runs a $3.00 Credit Card Sale transaction
* against a customer using test payment information.
* If using TEST mode, odd dollar amounts will return
* an approval and even dollar amounts will return a decline.
*/

using System;
using BluePayLibrary;

namespace Transactions
{
    class ChargeCustomerCC
    {
        public static void Main()
        {
            string accountID = "Merchant's Account ID Here";
            string secretKey = "Merchant's Secret Key Here";
            string mode = "TEST";
           
            BluePay payment = new BluePay
            (
                accountID,
                secretKey,
                mode
            );

            payment.SetCustomerInformation
            (
                firstName: "Bob",
                lastName: "Tester",
                address1: "1234 Test St.",
                address2: "Apt #500",
                city: "Testville",
                state: "IL",
                zip: "54321",
                country: "USA",
                phone: "123-123-12345",
                email: "[email protected]"
            );
           
            payment.SetCCInformation
            (
                ccNumber: "4111111111111111",
                ccExpiration: "1215",
                cvv2: "123"
            );

            // Sale Amount: $3.00
            payment.Sale(amount: "3.00");

            // Makes the API Request with BluePay
            payment.Process();

            // If transaction was successful reads the responses from BluePay
            if (payment.IsSuccessfulTransaction())
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Transaction Status: " + payment.GetStatus());
                Console.WriteLine("Transaction ID: " + payment.GetTransID());
                Console.WriteLine("Transaction Message: " + payment.GetMessage());
                Console.WriteLine("AVS Response: " + payment.GetAVS());
                Console.WriteLine("CVV2 Response: " + payment.GetCVV2());
                Console.WriteLine("Masked Payment Account: " + payment.GetMaskedPaymentAccount());
                Console.WriteLine("Card Type: " + payment.GetCardType());
                Console.WriteLine("Authorization Code: " + payment.GetAuthCode());
            }
            else
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Error: " + payment.GetMessage());
            }

        }
    }
}

Run an ACH payment

/*
* BluePay C#.NET Sample code.
*
* This code sample runs a $3.00 ACH Sale transaction
* against a customer using test payment information.
*/

using System;
using BluePayLibrary;

namespace Transactions
{
    class ChargeCustomerACH
    {
        public static void Main()
        {
            string accountID = "Merchant's Account ID Here";
            string secretKey = "Merchant's Secret Key Here";
            string mode = "TEST";

            BluePay payment = new BluePay
            (
                accountID,
                secretKey,
                mode
            );

            payment.SetCustomerInformation
            (
                firstName: "Bob",
                lastName: "Tester",
                address1: "1234 Test St.",
                address2: "Apt #500",
                city: "Testville",
                state: "IL",
                zip: "54321",
                country: "USA",
                phone: "123-123-12345",
                email: "[email protected]"
            );

            payment.SetACHInformation
            (
                routingNum: "123123123",
                accountNum: "123456789",
                accountType: "C",
                docType: "WEB"
            );

            // Sale Amount: $3.00
            payment.Sale(amount: "3.00");
           
            // Makes the API Request with BluePay
            payment.Process();

            // If transaction was successful reads the responses from BluePay
            if (payment.IsSuccessfulTransaction())
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Transaction ID: " + payment.GetTransID());
                Console.WriteLine("Transaction Status: " + payment.GetStatus());
                Console.WriteLine("Transaction Message: " + payment.GetMessage());
                Console.WriteLine("Masked Payment Account: " + payment.GetMaskedPaymentAccount());
                Console.WriteLine("Customer Bank Name: " + payment.GetBank());
            }
            else
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Error: " + payment.GetMessage());
            }

        }
    }
}
BluePay Processing, LLC is a registered ISO of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Walnut Creek, CA, U.S.A.
BluePay Canada ULC, is a Registered ISO/MSP of Peoples Trust Company, Vancouver, Canada.