- Can I accept payments from my customers over the phone?
- Can I use my account with CashFlows® to process for more than one website?
- Your Account number
- The Website URL you wish to use for us to review
- The (anticipated) added turnover generated by the second website.
- Can I accept payments from any shoppers even if I don't price my goods in their currency?
- How can I reduce the risk of chargebacks?
- Multiple usual separate orders by the same shopper using free email addresses ( Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail) and mobile phone numbers.
- Do not despatch goods by whatever means (including online delivery) to a third-party address (that is, an address other than the card holder's address) - this is considered very high risk. When delivering the goods, obtain the card holder's signature to show proof of delivery.
- Beware of suspiciously impatient customers request guarantee next day delivery, especially with high value goods delivered to 3rd party addresses.
- How do Chargebacks affect me and my business?
- How do I change my bank details?
- How do I change my company information?
- How do I change my contact details?
- How quickly can I start taking payments after I have applied?
- Is there a maximum transaction amount?
- Is there a minimum remittance amount?
- Is there a minimum transaction amount?
- What fraud checks do you carry out?
- What is a Rolling Reserve and when is it released?
- What name will appear on my customers' card statements?
- What's a Chargeback?
- An unauthorised party has made a purchase with the buyer's credit card.
- The buyer has not received the items he or she purchased.
- The buyer has been charged multiple times for the same order.
- The buyer has other concerns about the validity of the purchase.
- The buyer is unsatisfied with a purchase and has not been able to resolve the problem with the supplier.
- To initiate a Dispute the buyer contacts his card issuer and requests to contest a specific transaction.
- The card issuer notifies the appropriate credit card association, who then notifies CashFlows® of the Retrieval Request or Request For Information (RFI).
- CashFlows® notifies the supplier Retrieval Request by requesting information to challenge it on the supplier's behalf. In order to challenge a Dispute successfully, it is imperative that the supplier should respond to our email as promptly as possible.
- If possible, CashFlows® will then submit the evidence provided by the supplier to attempt to reverse the Dispute with the buyer's credit card issuer.
- If the credit card association determines that the Dispute was justified, the supplier will have to bear the cost of the Dispute and any admin fee associated with it.
- Different orders from the same buyer count as separate Disputes.
- The credit card associations require any documentation to be received within a certain number of days, so as soon as we contact you with a Request for Information, please ensure that you respond quickly so that we can challenge the Dispute on your behalf (representment). Once this time frame has expired and the credit card association has resolved a Dispute in favour of the buyer, it will not review any additional documentation.
- The final status of a Dispute may not be determined until several weeks or occasionally several months after it is initiated, so we appreciate your patience during the representment process.
- Which currencies can I process transactions in?
- Pounds Sterling - GBP
- US Dollar - USD
- Euros - EUR
- Canadian Dollar - CAD
- Hong Kong Dollar - HKD
- Singapore Dollar - SGD
- Australian Dollar - AUD
- United Arab Emirates Dirham - AED
- Swiss Franc - CHF
- Danish Krone -DKK
- Japanese Yen - JPY
- New Zealand Dollar- NZD
- Norwegian Krone - NOK
- Swedish Krona - SEK
- South African Rand - ZAR
- How do I process transactions via the Virtual Terminal?
- Enter a description for the transactions
- Enter an invoice number/reference for the transaction
- Select the currency
- Enter the transaction amount
- Enter the consumers card details
- Enter the consumers billing details
- Select the 'Make Payment' button
- How do I make a refund?
- Enter the refund amount (by default this is the full transaction amount)
- Select the refund button
- What is an Orignal Credit and how can I make one?
- How do I know when I will be paid?
- How do I know what is due to be remitted to my bank account?
- How do I reset my password?
Your VoicePay account will enable you to accept payments through your website and also by telephone thanks to the Virtual Terminal available to you in our User Administration Interface at no extra cost.
Yes you can. We will set-up a different store ID for every website - fees and or reserves may change subject to assessment.
If you wish to add another website to your existing facility, you will need to express your request in writing, providing us with the following information:
Shoppers can purchase your goods or services even if you price in a different currency than their own providing their card bears the Visa or MasterCard Logo, and that their card-issuers have not applied specific currency restrictions on cross currency purchases.
Avoid chargebacks resulting from payment duplications
In short, only charge the buyer once for any single order. This means only allow your customer to pay for the same order once. If they try to purchase the same order multiple times, please clarify that this is their intent before you charge them for duplicate orders. If you have invoiced the buyer, please be cautious before invoicing them again.
Avoid chargebacks resulting from cancelled or returned orders
Display a clear return and cancellation policy on your website. Check for any communication from the buyer requesting a cancellation or return. Make sure these requests are promptly addressed. Do not wait to issue refunds, if they are appropriate. Keep lines of communication opened with your customers.
Avoid chargebacks resulting from the quality of goods
Include a detailed description of the goods being sold, including their specifications, capabilities, and limitations. Photos, video, or audio may help avoid any confusion over what is being purchased.
Avoid claims of non-receipt of merchandise
Dispatch your items with carriers that provide an online tracking service and signature proof of delivery to protect against claims of services not being provided or in-person deliveries.
For further information and more practical advice, refer to our Chargeback Guide.
Visa & MasterCard impose strict chargeback thresholds beyond which substantial fines can be applied and merchant facilities terminated. It is therefore important to keep chargebacks to a minimum.
CashFlows® constantly monitors chargeback levels and will alert you when corrective action is required. We will always work with you to help you reduce this risk, by offering guidance and advice on avoiding chargebacks and fighting fraud.
For further information, refer to our Chargeback Guide.
If you wish to change your banking information, simply fax us your request on your company letterhead completed by the person(s) that signed the agreement, along with a new voided cheque or bank account statement in the name of the business contracted with Voice Commerce Ltd.
We will require your swift code and IBAN number to ensure that remittances due to you are routed correctly and transferred swiftly to your bank account. If you are unsure of your swift code or IBAN number, your bank should be able to help (please note a swift code is also sometimes called a Bank Identifier Code or BIC).
Upon receipt of your fax, we will update your account with the new details within two working days and remittances will be made to your new designated bank account in accordance with the terms of your agreement with Voice Commerce Ltd.
|Change Type||Supplier Legal Entity Type||What Is Required from you|
|Name||PLC||Copy of your "Change of Name Certificate". Business Registration Number must not have changed. If Business Registration Number has changed then a new, separate application is required. If you do not have a Business Registration Number, then it is not simply a change of name and one of the other options will apply, or a new separate application is required.|
|Sole Trader||Letter on your letterhead completed by the person(s) who completed the Supplier agreement. If the majority ownership has changed then a new separate application is required. If the person we have on record as authorised signatory has changed please see "Change of Director or other Principal" below in this table.|
|Club, Society, Other, Etc.|
|Name and Registered Number||PLC||A new separate application is required as this is classed as a completely new Supplier.|
|Liability Status, e.g., Sole Trader to Ltd Company||PLC||A new application is required as this is classed as a completely new Supplier.|
|Club, Society, Other, Etc.|
|Registered Number Only (Same name)||PLC||A new application is required as this is classed as a completely new Supplier.|
|Director or other Principal||PLC||Letter on your letterhead completed by the person(s) that completed the Supplier agreement. If the majority ownership has changed then a new separate application is required. If the person who completed the Supplier agreement has left we will require a copy of the Board Minutes authorising the new person(s) to sign and KYC documents for the new authorised signatory.|
|Sole Trader||A new application is required as this is classed as a completely new Supplier.|
|Charity||Letter on your letterhead completed by the person(s) that completed the Supplier agreement. If the majority ownership has changed then a new separate application is required. If the person who completed the Supplier agreement has left we need a copy of the Board Minutes authorising the new person(s) to sign and KYC documents for the new authorised signatory.|
|Club, Society, Other, Etc.|
|Address||PLC||Letter on your letterhead completed by the person(s) that completed the Supplier agreement. If the person who completed the Supplier agreement has left, we need a copy of the Board Minutes authorising the new person(s) to sign and KYC documents for the new authorised signatory.|
|Sole Trader||Letter on your letterhead completed by the person(s) that completed the Supplier agreement. If the person who completed the Supplier agreement has left, a new application is required as this is classed as a completely new Supplier.|
|Charity||Letter on your letterhead completed by the person(s) that completed the Supplier agreement. If the person who completed the Supplier agreement has left we need a copy of the Board Minutes authorising the new person(s) to sign and KYC documents for the new authorised signatory.|
|Club, Society, Other, Etc.|
|Bank Details||PLC||Letter on your letterhead completed by the person(s) that completed the Supplier agreement and a voided cheque or recent bank statement of the new account. If the person who completed the Supplier agreement has left we need a copy of the Board Minutes authorising the new person(s) to sign and KYC documents for the new authorised signatory.|
|Club, Society, Other, Etc.|
To change your primary or technical contact details or your business address and/or your Customer Services Telephone Number please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We can only accept changes to your contact details if the email requesting the change comes from the primary contact registered for your account.
Provided you have submitted all the supporting documentation required (such as proofs of ID and Address), we will activate your account within one business day.
There is no maximum transaction amount.
The minimum remittance amount is the least amount CashFlows® will send to you in single remittance. The default remittance amount is 10 GBP if paid in UK, GBP Bank Account by BACS (or Faster Payments Service, where the amount is less that 10,000 GBP and the beneficiary bank supports this method). Non UK, GBP bank account/currency are paid by Wire. All Wire Payments have a minimum remittance amount of the equivalent of 100 GBP plus the existing Wire Fee.
If this amount is not met, any funds due are added your next scheduled remittance calculation..
There is no minimum transaction amount.
CashFlows® performs industry-standard Address Verification System (AVS) and Card Verification Value (CVV) checks to prevent credit card fraud and a number of in-house checks.
CashFlows® Fraud Screening Service
The Transactions the Supplier submits to the Interface go though CashFlows Fraud Screening Service automatically. The Fraud Screening Service contains several Service elements, which are used to produce the overall decision/warning. CashFlows may alter the components used as part of the Fraud Screening Service to ensure that effective fraud screening can be achieved. There be the facility to report on transactions that are "flagged" with a "potentially higher risk transaction alert". The Service elements of the Fraud Screening Service, which are managed by CashFlows on the Supplier's behalf, are as follows:
The database Service element of CashFlows® Fraud Screening allows for the Supplier's Transaction data to be stored and accessed on either a global or private basis. This can include "basic" data elements such as the card number or enhanced data elements that can be collected such as email address, IP address etc.
CashFlows Fraud Analysts add the Supplier's data to the various files. The Fraud Analysts will also propose policies to define when data be added to the files.
Our Fraud Analysts make recommendations for initial rule sets based upon the analysis of historic Transaction information as well as analysis of historic Chargeback data. Rules are refined and updated based upon on going analysis of Transaction and Chargeback data. The updating of rules is subject to rigorous change control procedures.
CashFlows® performs a LUHN check, which includes checking the first 9 digits of the card, which validates the Issuing Bank, issuing country, and type of card i.e. Visa.
A Rolling reserve is a percentage of your total sales (gross amount) which we set aside in respect of liabilities whether present, future, actual or contingent.
The rolling reserve is typically held for 180 days after the purchase. A Rolling Reserve may be withheld in order to cover any potential chargeback or return. At the end of 180 days from the purchase,the amount taken into reserve is credited to you on your next remittance day.
Your Trading name will appear on your customers' card statements. In certain circumstances this may be preceded by "VP/". If your customer purchased using funds in their CashFlows® Account then "CashFlows" or "VoicePay" will appear on their card statements.
A Chargeback is a Dispute by a cardholder issuer. Among other reasons, a buyer may dispute a transaction if:
Here is how the typical Dispute process works:
Important Facts about Card Disputes
For further information and practical advice, we refer you to our Chargeback Guide.
CashFlows® provides the following currencies for suppliers to price into:
We will be adding others shortly, and if you have any specific requests, please feel to contact us to discuss your requirements.
An Orignal Credit is a payment to a customer using the original card details that the customer has submitted in a previous transaction. This is mainly used within the gaming sector to payout the customers winnings.
To make an Orignal Credit you will need to use the Remote API and set the transaction type to credit. For further information, please refer to the Remote API Guide
When your account was approved you will have been sent an email advising that your account has been activated. This email will have stated the frequency and days of payments on your account. If you have misplaced or did not receive this email then please contact email@example.com
When you log into the Merchant Admin System you will be shown your account balances for each of the currencies your accept payment in as below:
When the "Remittance" Account shows a credit balance this amount will be paid to you on the next working day so long as you have returned the required supporting documents to us and have complied with any additional requirements such as website compliance.
To request that your password is re-set and/or that your account is "unlocked" (if you have input an incorrect password 3 or more times) please email firstname.lastname@example.org.