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Lag Time for Taking Payments

ESSESS TXRegistered User, Daily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified, Administrator Certified, myHub Certified ✭✭✭✭
Is anyone else experiencing lengthy lag times while processing cards? It did it to me yesterday and is still going on today. It usually only takes a couple seconds to approve or decline, but I have been waiting up to nearly 20+ seconds for each walk-in card payment.
Angela Reyes
www.rentess.com

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  • JulieAtonJulieAton INRegistered User ✭✭✭
    From yesterday I have a bunch of automatic payments that may or may not of processed.  Happy cyber Monday.  Guess I need to log into the processor site and check the list against a couple of hundred transactions to find out if they processed or not.  Horrible lag time today. 

  • themagethemage ORRegistered User, Daily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified, Administrator Certified, myHub Certified ✭✭✭
    I would imagine many credit card processors were slammed over the weekend and Monday. After that kind of traffic, some may have a little "housekeeping" to do, too, but most of it should be clearing up today.

  • CVSSSTORAGECVSSSTORAGE CARegistered User, Daily Operations Certified ✭✭✭✭
    my card reader isn't working today I have to manually type everything in and click visa or mastercard
  • JulieAtonJulieAton INRegistered User ✭✭✭
    my card reader isn't working today I have to manually type everything in and click visa or mastercard

    Reboot by unplugging from PC and plug back in.  It should have a green light on.

  • CVSSSTORAGECVSSSTORAGE CARegistered User, Daily Operations Certified ✭✭✭✭
    @JulieAton I did that still nada 
  • JulieAtonJulieAton INRegistered User ✭✭✭
    @JulieAton I did that still nada 

    Mine was down a few weeks ago. I was trying to remember how old it is!  Over 10 years for sure. 
  • OrkoceanOrkocean CARegistered User, Daily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified, Administrator Certified, myHub Certified ✭✭✭✭✭
    As they said, EOM/FOM the servers were probably overloaded in transactions, 3rd of the month is still a pretty hectic day as all of your government checks hit peoples account then so there is still an abundance of payments being made across the servers.

    For the card reader check your cords to make sure no issues, check devices on your pc settings to see if it has any errors. Remember those things are cheap and can be replaced if needed yourself by simply buying one from amazon *good luck finding it in stores now a days*.
  • ESSESS TXRegistered User, Daily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified, Administrator Certified, myHub Certified ✭✭✭✭
    @Orkocean It has been running smoothly today. I did however, have to go through all auto pays yesterday because some of my tenants were charged on the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd. So that was fun going thru Paya and crediting all of those back. Our other location is having to get it done today. I had 21 people overall that were double and some triple charged. Sheesh
    Angela Reyes
    www.rentess.com
  • Eric_LewisEric_Lewis NCRegistered Moderator, Community Manager, SiteLink Tech Support, Daily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified, Administrator Certified marketplace moderator

    Sage/Paya Processing Issues

    Through our open marketplace, SiteLink integrates with a number of technology partners to provide our customers a choice in who you use for various services.  One of those partners, Paya (who is the payment processing platform behind SBOA Merchant Services), recently experienced issues with their platform that resulted in timeouts and delays in processing credit card transactions.

    These outages began on December 1st, and Paya is actively working to identify and correct the problem.  You can follow live updates on the specific details of the issue on the Paya website here:

    https://support.paya.com/44510-knowledgebase/308786 

    In our SiteLink software, these Paya outages may have resulted in duplicate transactions to your tenants’ personal credit cards. We regret the inconvenience this situation has caused you.

    We are attaching a memo that you can utilize to help your tenants understand that this is a result of an error outside your control with the payment provider, Paya.

     

    Impact:

    As payments are processed from Sitelink Web Edition, website, call center, auto billing, etc, some of your tenants may be potentially charged multiple times due to Paya’s latency in sending an approval response.

     

    This results in the payment not being saved to the tenant record and still showing due. An error message is displayed with a corrective action when this occurs: 

     

    “CC Processor Error: No response returned from SBOA, please check Virtual Terminal to ensure transaction processed".

     

    As a result, tenants may incur late fees even though the credit card was processed on the Virtual Terminal if not corrected prior to the late fee date. 

     

    We have noticed that in some cases, the manager processed the card again without checking the Virtual Terminal transaction status as suggested in the error message above. Most likely, the transaction completed and the tenant will show paid in SiteLink, but was actually charged two or more times at the processor level due to the earlier timeout.

     

    Please note the latency issue causing the timeout is not persistent and may only impact a few transactions at your facility.

     

     

    Here are the recommended actions to address and prevent new occurrences:

     

    For New Transactions:

    If managers receive the error "Msg: CC Processor Error: No response returned from SBOA, please check Virtual Terminal to ensure transaction processed", STOP and do not process the card again. 

    • Check the Virtual Terminal to verify the transaction and then proceed with an offline payment if the transaction was approved. 

    • If managers do not have access to the Virtual Terminal, please direct them to contact a manager or owner. 

     

     

    For Previous Transactions:

    First you need to determine which tenants if any that could have a duplicate payment. 

    • Option One: Reconcile your Virtual Terminal Credit Card Daily Report and SiteLink Credit Card Payment Daily Report. 

    • Option Two: Run the Calls and Notes report located in SiteLink under Reports. Once you run the report, export the report to excel and search for the following note: 

     

    "Msg: CC Processor Error: No response returned from SBOA, please check Virtual Terminal to ensure transaction processed".

     

    Any tenant with the note above could be impacted. Check you Virtual Terminal to confirm if there was a single or duplicate payments.

     

    Actions to take: 

    • You will need to refund any duplicate payments that you discover in Paya.

    • For transactions only in the Virtual Terminal, you will need to record these into SiteLink Web Edition as an offline payment. 

     How to process an offline credit card transaction.
  • ESSESS TXRegistered User, Daily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified, Administrator Certified, myHub Certified ✭✭✭✭
    @Eric_Lewis Yes, I received that email yesterday...the day after I figured the issue out. The other indicator to the issue was the following message:  AA: Credit Card - Name:  Type: Visa CC Number:  Amt: $160.00
    Msg: 
    Angela Reyes
    www.rentess.com
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