A virtual merchant is a payment gateway that allows sales of goods and services to the public via online transactions with debit and credit card processing. The end result is a fully online experience where consumers can virtually visit a store to browse goods, purchase them fully online and receive them in the mail several days later, all from the comfort of your personal computer.


Applies to Version(s): 3.9.0 R1 or Current 

Complexity Level: Easy

Estimated time for Completion: 7 Minutes


Setting Up Converge

Once you've completed the sign-up with Converge and have obtained the Merchant ID, User ID, and PIN, you are ready to set up this gateway within your cart. Follow the steps below. 

        1. In your control panel, go to Settings > Payments & Taxes > Payment Methods.

        2. Under Third-Party Payment Providers, select the Converge (Formerly Virtual Merchant) method from the drop-down menu.

set up converge payment method


        3. Fill in your Merchant ID, User ID and Pinactivate converge payment method

        4. Converge will be added to the list of your payment gateways. Now, click the Edit button beside it. Click on Advanced Settings. Set the following:
  • Test Mode - Select True if you want to enable test mode. 
  • Site Form - If you want to show payment form on your site.
  • AVS - Enable/Disable Address Verification System.

edit converge payment method


        5. Scroll down to Presentation Settings. Set the following:
  • Payment Method Title - This is set to 'Credit Card Payment' by default. This is what your customers will see when making a payment.
  • Priority - If more than one Payment Gateway is set up in your cart, priority determines how they are sorted.
  • Checkout Page Instructions - This is what your customers will see after checking out the orders.
  • Thank You Page Instructions - This is what your customers will see when the order is completed.


        6. Scroll down to Other Settings. Input the URL to Gateway provided by your Virtual Merchant.


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