Use New Card Button (Process an Unsaved Credit Card)

When a User initiates a payment in a Jackrabbit database that is using ePayments they have three options:

  1. Use Card/Acct on File - Use a credit card or bank account that has previously been saved to the Family record.
  2. Use Terminal Payment - Swipe an EMV credit card.
  3. Use New Card - Single use of a new credit card that has not been saved to the Family record.

Depending on your settings, and on the number of cards you allow customers to maintain on file, you'll be offered different Card Save Options (see below) when processing an unsaved credit card with the Use New Card option.

  1. Click the Payment button in a family's record or click the Save Fee & Pay Now button on the Make Sale/Post Fee page.
  2. In the Payment Transaction Entry screen, the Trans Date defaults to the current date (today's date). You can change this if needed.
  3. Pmt Type defaults to Payment (Credit) and it should not be changed.
  4. It's not necessary to enter a Method of payment. This will be auto-assigned based on the payment method used, e.g., Visa, Mastercard or Bank Account.
  5. Enter an amount in the Pmt Amount field.
  6. To apply the payment to the oldest fees first, click Apply Payment to Oldest Fees First.
  7. To apply the payment to specific fees, click the Apply Amt field for the specific fee to be paid. When you click the field, Jackrabbit will pre-fill the amount in, however, this can be edited to a different amount if applicable.
  8. Click the Use New Card button.
  9. In the Enter/Swipe Credit Card window, enter the credit card information manually, or use a credit card swiper (not EMV). Note: If you are located in Canada and enter the card information manually, the CVV code will be required for the one time transaction. This code is not saved in your database.
  10. Enter the Card Billing Address and an Email Address. Note that the Zip Code is a required field.
  11. If you do not want to send a receipt to the Billing Contact Email, check the appropriate box.
  12. Choose a Card Save Option (see below).
  13. Click Submit ePayment.
  14. Jackrabbit transmits the request for payment to your merchant processor and receives an approved or declined message back from them.  A new window will display these details. Click OK.
  15. The information is recorded on the family's Transactions tab, and the family balance is updated accordingly.

Card Save Options

When there is currently no card on file:

  • Do Not save card now; one time use only
  • Save as Primary Card


When there is one card on file and Multiple Cards on File = No (Tools > Edit Settings):

  • Do Not save card now; one time use only
  • Save & Replace Primary Card (delete existing primary card)

When there are one or two cards on file with Multiple Cards on File = Yes (Tools > Edit Settings):

  • Do not save card now; one time use only
  • Save as Secondary Card
  • Save and Replace Primary Card (delete existing primary card)
  • Save as Primary Card (former primary card becomes a secondary card on file)


When there are three cards on file (maximum):

  • Do not save card now; one time use only
  • Save and Replace Primary Card (delete existing primary card)

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