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.py

Run a Credit Card Payment

##
# BluePay Python Sample code.
#
# This code sample runs a $3.00 CC Sale transaction
# against a customer using test payment information.
##

account_id = "Merchant's Account ID Here"
secret_key = "Merchant's Secret Key Here"
mode = "TEST" 

payment = BluePay(
    account_id = account_id,
    secret_key = secret_key,
    mode = mode
)

payment.set_customer_information(
    name1 = "Bob",
    name2 = "Tester",
    addr1 = "123 Test St.",
    addr2 = "Apt #500",
    city = "Testville",
    state = "IL",
    zipcode = "54321",
    country = "USA"
)

payment.set_cc_information(
    card_number = "4111111111111111",
    card_expire = "1215",
    cvv2 = "123"   
)

payment.sale(amount = '3.00') # Sale Amount: $3.00

# Makes the API Request
payment.process()

# Read response from BluePay
if payment.is_successful_response():
    print 'Transaction Status: ' + payment.status_response
    print 'Transaction Message: ' + payment.message_response
    print 'Transaction ID: ' + payment.trans_id_response
    print 'AVS Result: ' + payment.avs_code_response
    print 'CVV2 Result: ' + payment.cvv2_code_response
    print 'Masked Payment Account: ' + payment.masked_account_response
    print 'Card Type: ' + payment.card_type_response
    print 'Auth Code: ' + payment.auth_code_response
else:
    print payment.message_response

Run an ACH payment

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

account_id = "Merchant's Account ID Here"
secret_key = "Merchant's Secret Key Here"
mode = "TEST" 

payment = BluePay(
    account_id = account_id,
    secret_key = secret_key,
    mode = mode
)

payment.set_customer_information(
    name1 = "Bob",
    name2 = "Tester",
    addr1 = "123 Test St.",
    addr2 = "Apt #500",
    city = "Testville",
    state = "IL",
    zipcode = "54321",
    country = "USA"
)

# Set ACH Payment Information
payment.set_ach_information(
    routing_number = "123123123", # Routing Number
    account_number = "05125121", # Account Number
    account_type = "C", # Account Type: Checking
    doc_type = "WEB" # ACH Document Type: WEB
)

payment.sale(amount = '3.00') # Sale Amount: $3.00

# Makes the API Request
payment.process()

# Read response from BluePay
if payment.is_successful_response():
    print 'Transaction ID: ' + payment.trans_id_response
    print 'Transaction Status: ' + payment.status_response
    print 'Transaction Message: ' + payment.message_response
    print 'Masked Payment Account: ' + payment.masked_account_response
    print 'Customer Bank: ' + payment.bank_name_response
else:   
    print payment.message_response
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.