Setup your payment gateway
Log into your SilkStart admin panel, and go to >Settings >Payment Settings >Configure Payment.
Select your payment gateway, enter your credentials, and press Save. If you have a Trial SilkStart account, you will only be able to select Stripe. Enter the credentials for your merchant account.
Allow online payments
From >Settings >Payment Settings, click on Options.
SilkStart enables your members to pay online or pay by invoice. You decide how they should be able to pay for memberships and event tickets.
- Pay Online: the user must enter a valid credit card in order to complete their purchase.
- Invoice Only: the user can't enter a credit card, and an invoice will automatically be created for them. Only members may request an invoice. When they receive the invoice, there is an option in the email to pay online. Selecting the link will take them to login and move through the payment process.
- Pay Online or Request an Invoice: The user may pay with a valid credit card, or opt to pay by invoice instead. Only members may request an invoice.
Strictly speaking, if you have entered valid credentials for your merchant account, there is no need to test. SilkStart automatically links your merchant account with your membership system. Payment gateways typically use multiple forms of authentication so that you can't accidentally link with the wrong account. For peace-of-mind, you can select the test button to verify it is working. If you encounter an error, please reach out to us.