Getting Started with Express

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Getting Started with Express Payment Development

Vantiv Integrated Payments offers a highly scalable point of sale (POS) processing platform called Express, which is built around a comprehensive semi-integrated payment portfolio, Vantiv Integration Suite for Express. The Express interface payment processing platform supports a number of different payment integration and implementation options, which include both a direct API or payment middleware solutions. The Express API is a server-side web-service application where communication takes place over secure HTTPS links to the Internet. Communication is handled via XML or SOAP depending on the preference of the developer, though note that XML is the preferred interface option, as new functionality and enhancements are no longer being implemented on the SOAP interface.


Our payment middleware solutions come in a variety of options including triPOS, Mobile SDK and Hosted Payments to best fit your payments development needs depending on implementation options, supported specialty verticals and simplified card brand and compliance certifications.


Here you will find the toolkits developers need to build in-store, eCommerce and mobile applications designed for a variety of payment types and verticals. Vantiv ONE provides access to products and services on the Express processing platform, which are built on industry standards and are available for testing in an integrated sandbox using production test simulators.


Express Supports



Payment Middleware Solutions



A turnkey payment processing application designed to process both magnetic stripe and EMV transactions. triPOS easily interfaces with custom business management software. The application supports domestic debit and credit transaction processing through the Express platform.


Mobile SDK

For those who desire a fully integrated mobile solution, the TransForm Mobile SDK simplifies the marriage of the Express interface and the business management software application extended to the mobile device, ensuring both connectivity and security.


Hosted Payments

A fully integrated, scope reducing eCommerce solution, designed to help ISVs and their customers avoid the significant cost and effort of achieving PCI compliance. With Hosted Payments, your application collects the non-sensitive data needed to perform a payment transaction, while Vantiv Integrated Payments handles all of the sensitive cardholder data.



Create a Test Account

Vantiv Integrated Payments can set up a production-simulated account for you to code, test, and certify your integration to the Express Processing Platform.


Please click here and fill out the form and we will send you your test account information.


Once you complete the form, you will receive the following credentials allowing you to process transactions against our sandbox environment:


  • AccountID
  • AccountToken
  • ApplicationID
  • AcceptorID


Depending on the type of integration and your coding preferences, you can use these credentials to test against any of products available from Vantiv Integration Suite for Express. More details about testing, development and certification requirements are listed under integration approaches associated with your choice method.

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