The Address Verification System (AVS) is used to verify the address information for customer's credit card transactions. While this information is not required, it's recommended to provide this information (if at all possible). The options on this page cover the fields for supplying AVS information when charging credit cards.
This section controls what information is filled in to the AVS fields, and how. By default, the fields are only filled if the AVS checkbox is checked during the time of the transaction. Setting the Auto-fill AVS from QB checkbox will turn this on by default. In addition, the drop-down menu will allow you to choose which address field is filled in by default (Customer billing/default shipping address, or Invoice billing/shipping address).
The remaining checkboxes in this section determine which fields are pulled from the address field above.
Additionally, the Require Check # ... checkbox is designed for merchants who use eCheck processing, as a replacement for depositing paper checks. Enabling this option will require the Check # field
Highlight AVS Bill To Fields
Any field selected in this section will be highlighted in red in the Single Customer screen, in order to draw attention to the field(s). Alternatively, highlighted fields can be deemed required by checking the REQUIRE highlighted fields... box.
Any requirement set here is entirely separate from requirements set on the merchant account. If a field required by the Payment Terminal's configuration is not filled, the transaction will not be sent to the gateway. Alternatively, if a requirement set on the gateway/merchant account is not met, the transaction may be declined. If a transaction is being declined for this reason, please contact your merchant services provider.