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Payments Integration - Blackline (USA, Canada, UK, NZ)


Please Note

The Blackline Payment Integration is no longer accepting new customers, the support guide remains available for existing users of the integration.


Blackline has an integration with POS to provide a faster, more secure and accurate workflow to process EFTPOS payments across all platforms (iOS, Android, Windows and, Mac).


This guide will walk you through the steps of enabling this addon and processing a sale with this add-on.


Still investigating your EFTPOS solution?  If you are still investigating which EFTPOS Integration is best suited for your business, you can look at the Lightspeed Payments page or Talk to a Payments Expert.



What's in this guide? 


Before you begin

Enable the Blackline Integration

Pair your Blackline terminal with Lightspeed POS

Process a Sale with Credit Card Integration on Lightspeed POS

Signature, Tipping and Merchant Copy receipt printing

Bar Tabs on Lightspeed POS

Frequently Asked Questions



Before you begin


Setting up the integration to take EFTPOS payments is easy - you will want to have your account set up and the EFTPOS terminal(s) on site before attempting to integrate them and getting them talking. You will also need;


  • Your POS terminal on hand and the Lightspeed App is installed
  • If you need any help with installing the Lightspeed POS App, check out this guide
  • Stable internet connection


Enable the Blackline Integration


1. From the Add-ons Page in Lightspeed back office, find the Credit Card Integration add-on


2. Enable this add-on by clicking on the orange Enable Credit Card button




Pair your Blackline terminal with your Lightspeed POS 


1. Head to the POS screen

2. From the menu button (top left) select Add-ons


Note - the elegant & power-saving dark mode is now available on POS. Check out this guide on how you can activate it. 

3. Select the Pair Integrated CC option


4. Enter and confirm your contact information


5. Enter your 13 digit Serial Number from your EFTPOS Terminal


5. Hang tight - there is a test transaction being sent to your terminal


6. Confirm that this test transaction has appeared on your EFTPOS terminal


7. Connected! You can now click cancel on your EFTPOS terminal



Process a Sale with Blackline Credit Card Integration on POS


Processing a sale with an integrated EFTPOS is easy and is covered in our guide on Processing Sales with  POS


For a quick reference - all you need to do is select the Credit Card payment type from the Checkout panel



Tipping, Signing and Merchant receipt printing with Integrated EFTPOS 


You can find the settings for how your integrated payments works when needed for Tipping, Signing or printing Merchant EFTPOS receipts here.


Pro Tip -If you are changing any register settings, don't forget to update you POS with a quick Sync. 


Bar Tabs on Lightspeed POS with Blackline


Did you know you can also pre-Authorise payments through your Blackline EFTPOS Terminal for Bar Tabs? You can read more about it in our guide for Bar Tabs.


Frequently Asked Questions


What terminals can I use with Blacklines Credit Card Integration?

The devices that are currently offered by Blackline for integration are;

      • D210 Mobile WIFI Terminal
      • S300 Fixed Ethernet Terminal
      • Z9 Mobile WIFI Touchscreen Terminal
      • Z11 Mobile WIFI Touchscreen Terminal
      • Z8 Dual Comm Fixed Ethernet & WIFI Terminal

Not sure which device you have? You can check the Blackline add-on page in Lightspeed for some visual reference.


How much will this integration cost?

Pricing for the integration to your integrated EFTPOS terminal free! For pricing on the EFTPOS transactions themselves, you can check out our Lightspeed Payments page or Talk to a Payments Expert.


Read - Can you afford to accept only cash in the near future?


How does my terminal talk to Lightspeed?

Each terminal has its own connection to the internet (Ethernet cable or wifi) it talks to Lightspeed servers through this connection (naturally, your Lightspeed POS terminal will need to be online). The EFTPOS terminal will talk to the banks through its own internet connection.


How do I report on Sales by Payment Type?

Payments Dashboards on Lightspeed Insights allows you to easily report on the payment types used in your business, see payment trends, and see which payment types are the most popular. Drill down for more details or to see trends for specific payment types, by site, and most importantly, trends over time.



What's my next step?


Finalising your takings with Integrated EFTPOS in the mix is now super easy - our walkthrough on finalising your end of day takings will show you the steps.


Have you started looking at getting the rest of your hardware connected with your Lightspeed POS? If not, you should look at what hardware you can use with Lightspeed


If you haven't planned that far ahead it is worth reading our guide to building your restaurant workflows for success.


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