MobileBytes POS version 3.9 is now available on the App Store

     

Maintenance Update - MB POS version 3.9 is now available on the App Store

This version is compatible with MobileBytes POS versions greater than 3.0 and can be installed at any time. It contains the following features: This version is compatible with MB POS versions greater than 3.0 and can be installed at any time. It contains the following features:

  • Fixes KDS crash
  • Fixes subitem of subitems crash
  • Fixes Authorize All crash

This version also contains:

  • BridgePay duplicate transaction catching and reconciliation

 How does a duplicate charge occur?

A duplicate charge results from the POS submitting a Sale and being unable to receive or interpret the response from the gateway after a transaction has been processed. In this situation the POS has no way of knowing the payment has been processed, so the employee will then attempt to charge the card a second time, resulting in the duplicate.

The fix:

For BridgePay, a duplicate transaction response will be received on the second Sale attempt, then the POS will query the current batch for the original Sale, and record that one instead of charging a second time. These failures occur most often with manual entry transactions (WebLink) where a bad response is received, and in these cases the POS will immediately lookup the previous transaction without requiring the user to retype the card info. In this manner the duplicate charges are prevented and the transactions are still recorded in the POS minimizing the operational disruption and requiring no guest or employee intervention.

To enable:

For each merchant, find the Merchant Key on boarding.itstgate.com and input it on the Payment Gateway page of the Admin site under BridgePay Settings. Then publish a setup file.


For more information on this update or any other MobileBytes feature, please call us at 907-243-2683 or fill out the form below:

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About The Author

Lynn literally grew up in the point of sale and cash register industry – and is now at the helm of the family business. She enjoys working with local Alaskan businesses, especially restaurants, grocery stores, and retail operations - helping them control costs and increase revenues through well managed point of sale solutions. Besides running the company, Lynn has also served on the Board of Directors, and as Chairman of the Board, for the Retail Solutions Provider Association.