And it tastes like sweet, sweet success.
We tested our first Blinkpay transaction this morning, and it was pretty glorious. Here’s the play-by-play:
- Brandon (Blinksale’s CEO) created and sent an invoice to me (Jared) for some Rusty Tacos I had for lunch with him yesterday. Witnessing this grand occasion was the JetPay team, our partner in this feature who are powering the actual transaction processing.
- I got the invoice in my email, and clicked the link to view the invoice online.
- The online invoice gave me the option to pay by credit card or PayPal (the 2 payment options Brandon had selected before he sent the invoice).
- I chose to pay by credit card, and clicked that button.
- I entered my payment amount and billing info & clicked “Pay Now.”
- Bam. I just paid the invoice. My invoice was immediately marked as Paid. A transaction ID was added to my copy of the invoice, so I had a record.
- On Brandon’s end, he got a notification on his Dashboard that I had paid in full. Blinksale automatically marked the invoice as Closed for him.
- He clicked on the notification and sent me a Thank-you note.
- Virtual high-fives were liberally administered.
There are many ways to get paid electronically. Blinkpay’s low cost, low rates and custom integration into Blinksale is what makes it special. We can’t wait to roll this thing out. It shouldn’t be long now.
We are still performing our due diligence of testing the end-to-end experience and functionality, from signup to completed transaction. We still need more time (weeks, not days) to make sure that there are no bugs or other issues. We just wanted to share this milestone and our excitement at seeing the whole thing work.