How does one do a Bulk Upload of Sub Merchants?
For PayFacs on-boarding to the Vantiv eComm platform, we offer a method to bulk upload sub-merchants to our system. Basically, this involves populating a spreadsheet, provided but your eComm Implementation Consultant, with all required Legal Entity and Sub-merchant information. I believe you have to complete your Certification testing prior to having the sub-merchants loaded into our Production system. Of course, you can also simply submit the information via the Merchant Provisioner API. Your eComm Implementation Consultant can help determine the best method for your business.
If you are boarding on the Vantiv RAFT system, you can bulk provision your sub-merchants using a Merchant Boarding File (MBF). Your Implementation Consultant can provide more detailed information about the use of this method.
Our consultant mentioned API as the bulk spreadsheet was a pain the time we used it. Right now I add sub merchants through PayFac but was interested in the API method?
The bulk upload method can be a bit of a pain, but mainly because it gets used mostly during initial on-boarding, so people are not necessarily completely familiar with the requirements. Personally, I feel anytime you are doing more than a few sub-merchants, the API is the way to go. Everything you need to know is detailed in the Vantiv PayFac API Reference Guide v13.0 v2.4 .
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