April and May 2021 Release Notes

April updates are effective beginning April 11, 2021, and May updates go into effect on May 4, 2021.

Global Experience Updates

  1. Documentation
  • Document Uploading
    Elavon’s background processes now handle higher volumes of documents more quickly and accurately, so you can work more efficiently.

  • Electronic Signatures
    The size and alignment of electronic signatures are now consistent across all PDF documents with signatures.

  1. Push Notifications
    BOARDING_STATUS push notifications are now available to Partners. Email sat-api-support@elavon.com to register for BOARDING_STATUS push notifications.

  2. Guided Flow

    • Multiple Applications (April Release)
      The checkbox used to sign multiple applications within a group is now displayed only when there is more than one application in the group.
  • Contact Us
    The Contact Us details now direct you to the correct salesperson.
  1. Merchant Category Code (MCC) New Merchant Category Codes (MCC) have been added:
    • 5552 - Electric Vehicle Charging
    • 5815 - Digital Goods: Media
    • 5816 - Digital Goods: Games
    • 5817 - Digital Goods: Applications

North America (NA) Updates

  1. New Products
    New products have been added to Global API (GBAPI) lookup tables:

    • Item Code A920U - PAX A920 Class A US
    • Item Code A920C - PAX 1920 Class A CAN
    • Item Code A92UT - Talech PAX US
    • Item Code 920BS - PAX A920 Base
  2. Uploaded File Validation
    The validation of uploaded file sizes is improved to warn of oversized files more quickly.

    Validation Rules:

    • You can upload up to 5 files at a time.
    • Individual files must be no larger than 15 MB each.
  3. Push Notifications

    • Push Notifications now include the chainId when a new chain is requested.
      Email sat-api-support@elavon.com to register for the following push notifications:



    • Stateless Flow Push Notifications
      Partners implementing a Stateless flow can now register to receive push notifications when a boarding application status is updated. Notifications include Terminal IDs (TIDs) and Converge Credentials when applicable.

  4. VAR validation removal
    VAR validation is removed from GBAPI. You can add new certified VARs as easily as updating the SAT catalog.

  5. Restocking Fee removal
    The Restocking Fee clause for cancelling rental equipment has been removed from the Merchant Agreement PDF.

  6. Migration from Akana These services have been migrated from Akana:

    • Everything in front of GBAPI, including Partner API (PAPI) to and from GBAPI
    • One and Done
    • Retrieval Service

Completing this migration has resulted in significant improvements to speed, performance, and reliability of messaging between systems, webpage experience, document processing, and application status.

U.S. Updates

  1. eCommerce Tier
    You can now add an eCommerce pricing tier to the Clear & Simple Built Around You (“C&SE 260&10 (BAY)”) Monetary Pricing Program (29300). The eCommerce tier consists of an eCommerce % Fee and a Per Transaction Fee.

  2. Equipment Ownership Type
    Rental, installment, own (exchange), and own (existing) options have expanded for certain equipment and peripheral devices.

  3. Converge
    We have fixed an issue that occurred when configuring for a manual or automated Converge setup.

Canada Updates

  1. Required Update Removal of AML Beneficial Owner Exemption
    From April 11, 2021 the ownerExemptionType key must be removed from all Canadian integrations; AML Beneficial Owner Exemption will NOT be supported after this date.

    Any applications that contain this key after April 11, 2021 will experience an error.

  2. The maximum amount allowed for American Express (AMEX) Monthly Card Sales has increased to CAD 83,333.

  3. Interac Chip and PIN Per Auth now default to zero.

Mexico Regional Updates

  1. A new DistributedProductCode has been added:

    • DistributedVendorCode MITIYT - Key 2524 - Centro de Pagos Light
  2. New FeeTypeCode values have been added:

    • MonthlyVirtualStore - Key VSM
    • AnnualVirtualStore - Key VSA

Europe (EU) Updates

  1. Legal Updates PSD2 Article 59 Compliance

    All notes available in the Fees area of our PDF Agreement are fully PSD2 Article 59 compliant for:

    • UK
    • Ireland
    • Norway
    • Poland
  2. Revised Terms of Service (TOS) Terms of Service now include content for:

    • Hybrid Pricing
    • Secure Pro charges
  3. Equipment Poynt with Talech (April Release)

    Global API (GBAPI) and Partner API (PAPI) now accept a TALECH service code. This allows Poynt terminals to come preloaded with Talech Software.

  4. Pricing Simplified Pricing Program (April Release)

    GBAPI and PAPI now support a new Simplified Merchant Service Charge (SMSC):

    • Tier Code V0 - Visa Debit, V-Pay Consumer
    • Tier Code V1 - Mastercard Debit, Maestro Consumer
    • Tier Code V2 - Visa Credit Consumer
    • Tier Code V3 - Mastercard Credit Consumer
    • Tier Code V4 - Visa Commercial
    • Tier Code V5 - Mastercard, Maestro Commercial
    • Tier Code V6 - Non-EEA Visa
    • Tier Code V7 - Non-EAA Mastercard, Maestro
    • Tier Code V8 - American Express (AMEX)
    • Tier Code V9 - DCI/Discover, Union Pay, JCB

Poland Updates

  1. Managed Flow (Poland)
    The application review page now displays the correct Opt In and Opt Out options.

  2. Fees (Poland)
    New fees have been added to the GBAPI lookup table:

    • HIMMS Fee ID 20602 - Fee Code GV8 - GOV VENDING CONTRACT FEE
    • HIMMS Fee ID 20603 - Fee Code GV9 - GOV VENDING EQUIPMENT
  3. Fixes (Poland)
    We have fixed an issue experienced by partners when using these item codes:

    • ICT 250
    • ICT 250+PP
    • Tetra Desk 5000
    • Tetra Desk 5000+PP

    The following ConnectionTypeCodes no longer cause an exception:

    • Element key = PW
    • Description = PWPW