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Payment Tools You Didn't Know You Need

Improve your payment processing and get your funds!

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November 16, 2016

Managing numerous payments and merchants accounts can be overwhelming. Orderwave possesses many impressive payment tools to intelligently maintain your various accounts. In a high-risk business? Let Orderwave's tools maneuver among your various gateways and merchant accounts, ensuring that you never exceed any limits.

Oversee unlimited merchant accounts and payment gateways using advanced tools. These tools ensure that your business meets the transactional obligations imposed by each gateway. Integrated with all major gateways, Orderwave gives you the flexibility to select the best gateway for your business. Rest assured that consumer payment information is safe as we are a PCI-DSS Level 1 Compliant Solution provider.

Intelligent Payment Tools

Control Active Time Frames

Control when gateways conduct transactions.  Implement temporary scheduled pauses to your gateways in case of maintenance.  Ensure that sales and transactions continue by allowing other gateways to accept funds in the instance of a paused primary gateway. 

Dictate Order and Processing Types

Determine what types of orders and processing types flow through a specific gateway.  Depending on business rules and merchant account restrictions, process particular orders through a specific gateway. 

Maximum Amount per Transaction

Merchant accounts often impose maximum dollar amounts per transaction.  Processing above the prescribed maximum may damage the tenuous relationship between merchants and their merchant account.  Orderwave will restrict transactions to a specified maximum amount, ensuring compliance. 

User-Based Access

Assign administrate gateway and transaction access based on user roles.  Reduce the potential for transaction errors by unapproved personnel.


A sticky gateway has successfully processed a previous transaction and will continue to process subsequent transactions which use the same credit card.  The payment method entered during the initial transaction will stick to all subsequent transactions, allowing scheduled processing of continuity orders, without additional customer interaction.  Reduce customer frustration and order abandonment by facilitating the transaction process, thus sustaining sales.

Merchant Load Balancing

Diversify merchant accounts and reduce dependency.  Load balancing advocates a fluid transactional environment and promotes business sustainability.  Distribute payments across various accounts.   Apply either round robin, transactions proceed through gateways in a circular order, or dollar amount, funds distributed evenly across accounts. 

Multi-Pay Configuration & Scheduled Billing

Configure simple or extremely complicated multi-pay plans to meet the needs of promotional offers.  Present the market with lower monthly payments, enticing new customers.  Allow Orderwave to automatically capture funds at specific intervals. 

When offering a free trial, require customers to first pay shipping and handling plus tax prior to shipping out goods.  Automatically schedule the capture of the balance at a predefined date. 

Virtual Terminal

Orderwave comes with an intuitive, virtual terminal that communicates to all integrated gateways.  Capture, refund, void, or authorize transactions with customers in real-time.  Provide a better customer service experience by completing transactions immediately. 

Abundant Selection of Payment Gateways

Orderwave is proudly integrated with over thirty payment gateways.  View the featured, expanding list here.

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Be sure that you are using all Orderwave's payment tool to their full potential.  Feel free to reach out to our Business Development team at with any questions. 

Integrating an Enterprise Client

August 11, 2016


Wolverine Worldwide is a US footwear manufacturer comprised of numerous subsidiaries such as Sperry Top-Sider, Hush Puppies, and Keds.


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Collective Brands, the initial parent-company of several of the aforementioned brands, pursued an ambitious expansion of their eCommerce presence in Europe. Requiring an order management solution with the ability to handle dynamic warehouse handling plus multi-currency support, Collective Brands sought to streamline their work flow and increase efficiency. Recognizing the value and capabilities of Orderwave, Collective Brands incorporated the web-based solution into their operations.

After acquiring several subsidiaries from Collective Brands, Wolverine Worldwide continued to utilize Orderwave. Our new enterprise client's various business rules and embedded systems necessitates critical integration.


  • Custom Integration with Multiple Vendors
  • Generation of a Wide Variety of Specialized Reports


Wovlerine's eCommerce expansion depended upon the integration of Orderwave with third-party and proprietary systems to ensure and effective transition. Our superb software development team interacted with numerous, well-established organizations to effectively meet Wolverine Worldwide's goals. Orderwave conformed to Wolverine's unique workflow by expertly communicating with the systems listed below, in addition to Wolverine's proprietary custom catalog management system.

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When retiring their internal reporting system, Wolverine Worldwide required a unique reports in order to adhere to their defined workflow and business rules. The requested custom reporting functionality must replicate reports generated in their retired internal system. By configuring Orderwave to extract data from numerous sources in a specific format, Orderwave succeeds in creating the principal source data.


Orderwave enables Wolverine Worldwide to efficiently operate multi-channel sales. By adapting our robust solution to meet their unique business rules, Orderwave allows further eCommerce expansion. We handle the backend logistic, allowing Wolverine to focus on their products, sales, and consumers. Due to the success of the European launch, Orderwave now supports the US eCommerce website, with plans to support the forthcoming Canadian launch.

Verify US Shipping Addresses with Orderwave

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July 27, 2016

Experiencing a high volume of returns due to undelivered orders?  Let Orderwave automate your United States shipping address verification, ensuring delivery to your customers.

Correct common entry errors, decreasing return costs.  Reduce returns and optimize the customer experience to strengthen loyalty. Increase call center accuracy when taking phone orders and enable USPS formatting.

How It Works:

Out of the box, Orderwave validates US zip/state or Canadian postal code/province combinations.  Should any discrepancies arise, Orderwave immediately places the order on hold in addition to a notification on your home dashboard.  Your customer service or account representatives can handle accordingly.

With the added address verification service, Orderwave logic automatically validates and corrects invalid US addresses.  That's it! Orders will continue through their life cycle without any delay.  Increase efficiency and streamline your workflow; ideal for high volume e-commerce.

If an order shows several possible correct addresses or requires a unit number, Orderwave also places the order on hold with a home dash board notification.

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For more information on implementing the address verification service, please contact:

AmazonPayments a Supported Gateway

The Orderwave team is ways working on ways to add value. Enhance the buying experience by adding AmazonPayments to your check out.

We recognize the value that offering a variety of payment gateways brings to your business. Consumers crave an easy checkout process. Capitalize on Amazon's branding and easy mobile payments to increase conversion. Reduce shopping cart abandonment by incorporating a convenient, simple, and secure payment method. Anyone with an Amazon account will be able to use stored payment and shipping information.

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View our documentation to add AmazonPayments:

Our ever-improving continuity interface

Viewing/administering continuity

We’ve just rolled out some changes to the way to can view and administer continuity orders.

Now, when viewing a continuity order, you’ll no longer be prompted with a dialog box that you have to deal with before viewing the order, instead, you’ll be presented with the following alert:

This new information box lets you know:

  1. That this is a continuity order, an order spawned by Orderwave because of a membership in an autoship program
  2. What place in the shipment count this order falls in (i.e. This is continuity order #3)
  3. The parent (original) order number with a link to view it.

Additionally, you used to have to view the parent order to administer the continuity enrollment – this is no longer necessary! Now you can view the continuity enrollment simply by using the “Continuity” tab right on this page.

However, when dealing with “autoship membership” that is enabled on the parent line-item, you will still need to enroll/cancel/change that parent line-item.

Continuity Cancellation

While there is a distinction between cancelling an order, and cancelling someone out of a continuity program, many new users simply cancel the order and assume that the continuity enrollment will be cancelled as well. There are operational reasons why this may work as a means to stop the customer from receiving future shipments, but for reporting reasons, the customer will still be “enrolled”.

To remedy this problem, we’ve included the ability to cancel all continuity memberships when cancelling an order:

Now you (and your reps) can do all of the cancelling you need in 1 dialog, keeping your reporting accurate and your operations precise.

Automate Inventory Management For Returns

Orderwave is pretty fast – and sometimes it’s too fast! When an order has been charged/approved, it’s often already had inventory deducted and reserved for it by the time you may need to void/refund it.

Now, you’ll have the option to reverse that inventory deduction when a void/refund is approved. This option is only available for orders that haven’t been batched for shipment in Carrier Connect, so it won’t affect orders that have already shipped (or about to be shipped). This feature will help you maintain more accurate levels of inventory, because refunded orders won’t inadvertently reserve inventory.

You’ve always had access to this function separately – it’s located under “Shipment Functions” when viewing an order.