Purchasing Cards

Purchasing Cards offer businesses the ability to allow their employees to purchase items with a credit card while providing additional information on sales tax, customer code etc. When providing specific details on the payment being made with a Purchasing Card favourable addendum interchange rates are applied.

There are three levels of details required for Purchasing Cards:
• Level I - The first level is the standard transaction data; no enhanced data is required at this level.
• Level II - The second level requires that data such as tax amount and customer code be supplied in addition to the standard transaction date. (Visa only have a level II option)
• Level III - The third level allows a merchant to pass a detailed accounting of goods and services purchased to the buyer. All the data for Level I and Level II must also be passed to participate in Level III. (Visa and MasterCard).

You can submit Level II and Level III data in your transaction request using the following parameters:

Field Name

Description

pcCustomerReferenceID

Merchant-defined reference for the customer that will appear on the customer’s statement.

pcSupplierInvoiceNumber

Merchant-defined reference for the invoice, e.g.: invoice number.

pcSupplierVATRegistrationNumber

The Identification number assigned by the taxing authorities to the merchant.

pcTotalDiscountAmount

The total discount amount applied to a transaction (i.e.: total transaction percentage discounts, fixed transaction amount reductions or summarization of line item discounts).

pcTotalDiscountRate

The rate of the discount for the whole transaction.

pcVatShippingRate

The total freight/shipping amount applied to the transaction. Merchants can choose to deliver the contents of a single transaction in multiple shipments and this field reflects the total cost of those deliveries.

pcVatShippingAmount

The total freight/shipping amount applied to the transaction. Merchants can choose to deliver the contents of a single transaction in multiple shipments and this field reflects the total cost of those deliveries.

pcLineItemsJson

Line Item Details in JSON format.
See table below for more information.

Purchasing Cards Line Item Details in JSON format:

Field Name

Description

CommodityCode

A reference to a commodity code used to classify purchased item.

ProductCode

A reference to a merchant product identifier, the Universal Product Code (UPC) of purchased item.

Description

Represents a description of purchased item.

Quantity

Represents a quantity of purchased items.

UnitOfMeasure

Represents a unit of measure of purchased items.

UnitPrice

Represents mandatory data for Level III transactions.

VATAmountAndRate

Represents a rate of the VAT amount, e.g.: 0.09 (means 9%).

DiscountAmountAndRate

Represents a rate of the discount amount, e.g.: 0.09 (means 9%).

LineItemTotal

This field is a calculation of the unit cost multiplied by the quantity and less the discount per line item. The calculation is reflected as: [Unit Cost * Quantity] - Discount per Line Item = Line Item Total.


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