Tags for transactions in WA payments
AffiniPay allows users to create "Tags" called "Category 1" and "Category 2" in their merchant applications that can be passed through to the AffiniPay process, thereby enabling the merchant application to share custom information about the transaction origination to AffiniPay's reporting and back to the paying customer.
However, Wild Apricot has not implemented hooks in its application to allow its clients (the "merchant") to make use of the tags feature.
It's there for the using, so please, Wild Apricot, get it working for us.
The attached image is from the AffiniPay control panel payments settings page.
Diane Comstock commented
This would help distinguish between event payments, member renewals, store payments, etc. Would need this to be automated so the event payments give us the event name.
Yes, we run events with different price points as well as having our member fees go through affinipay. The process of reconcilling is another thing that requires so much manual labour for us.
Tracy R commented
This would save so much time and effort. Reconciling payments is a tedious process. Since AffiniPay sends deposits daily, it adds another level of complication when there are multiple transactions for different purposes for the same day. If a tag could be passed, even just the type of payment (onlinestore, membershiprenewal, etc) would be helpful. Of course, custom tags per line item would be marvelous!
K M Cullen commented
Yes we have members who sign up for lunches and pay their renewal dues in one transaction in WA, then I have to put multiple tags on them in Affinipay to track the accounts properly - VERY time consuming and tedious.
Becky Parsons commented
We have 3 donation categories. They get recorded correctly in our organization database, but when they reach our bank account via AffiniPay they are all simply recorded as "donation". One of our donation categories is for restricted use that cannot be mingled with other donations in our financials. So we must research every single donation and make a manual adjustment in our financial records. This is very important to fix! Thank you Arthur Caldicott for explaining the problem and the solution.
Dave Reed commented
This would be very helpful to distinguish between payments for different types of member levels or to distinguish between online store or memebr payments.