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Touchnet Payment Gateway

Overview

Touchnet is a payment gateway and e-commerce solution provider for Illinois State University. The University has a contract in place with Touchnet to utilize many of their services and features for the processing of payment cards. Departments currently accepting cash or checks may now accept payment via a credit card through the secure website, TouchNet.

Any questions regarding Touchnet can be sent to Touchnet Support (touchnetsupport@ilstu.edu).

Touchnet uStores

TouchNet uStores is a featured store front where departments are able to list products available for purchase on the Internet. Products listed on each storefront can be physical products, donations, event registrations, and more. Using a customizable shopping cart experience, each uStore can be tailored to your individual department's needs.

Features supported by Touchnet include:

  • Single product or multi-product storefronts
  • Secure credit card processing
  • Product selection questions (T-Shirt size, event date, etc.)
  • Customer questions (email address, name, etc.)
  • Fee assessment
  • Discount/promotion functionality
  • Automated Datatel funding within two days
  • Free service for ISU departments with a low per-transaction cost (2-3%)

Request a Touchnet uStore

Vendor Integrations

Vendors with an online presence that are able to redirect to a payment card capture page can integrate with Touchnet to provide a more seamless payment flow for the University. By utilizing a payment gateway already integrated with the University, the University can avoid a new contract complication with a new gateway. Vendors targeting the education sector often already have an integration with Touchnet that supports the payment capture page feature.

Please contact the E-Commerce Committee at paymentcardsupport@ilstu.edu when evaluating new vendor agreements that could involve a vendor integration.