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Spreedly & Plaid

Haley Packer
August 4, 2020
Spreedly & Plaid

Blackthorn Payments gives you the freedom and flexibility to take payments directly from Salesforce. And in an upcoming release, your customers will have even more ways to pay for your businesses’ products or services, thanks to our new integrations with Plaid and Spreedly

Plaid Integration: Let customers connect their bank accounts faster so you can get paid faster.

Plaid makes it much easier to pay by simply and safely connecting bank account information, decreasing the need for credit cards and checks. If your customers still insist on checks, you can enable Stripe’s Lockbox feature in conjunction with our Stripe Billing integration. We do all of this internally; it’s magical.

Traditionally with ACH payments, companies require micro-deposits to verify the customer bank account. This process requires the customers to enter their banking account information and then wait 2-3 days for a small cash amount (micro-deposit) to be withdrawn from the account. 

With Blackthorn Payments Plaid + Stripe functionality, customers can search instantly for their bank, authorize accounts, and quickly set up ACH transfers from any bank or credit union in the US. Customers bypass the need to look up bank account numbers AND the 2-3 day micro-deposit verification wait. Plus, Plaid's process also provides a more secure method of account sharing. The biggest benefit? You get paid faster.

So how does it work?

Setup is simple. Enter your Plaid credentials in Salesforce tied to your Stripe account. After authorization, your customers can select from a wide variety of banking options. Transactions are managed with Stripe using Blackthorn's normal functionality. To utilize this feature, you need to be on the Blackthorn Premium Support tier or higher and have a Plaid account tied to Stripe. Try it live on Plaid’s demo site.

Click on the image to try it live on Plaid's demo site.


Spreedly Integration: Get access to 120+ payment gateways and processors. 

Blackthorn Payments is known for its deep integration with Stripe, but our customers sometimes use different payment gateways to process their customers’ payments. Our integration with Spreedly (think of it as a payment gateway clearinghouse) will allow Blackthorn users to choose from 120+ gateways and processors, on top of the already large list we provide.

Spreedly lets you quickly switch between gateways by acting as a tokenization vault for your information. Blackthorn and Spreedly are PCI-compliant, ensuring that sensitive card data never touches your Salesforce org. This takes the burden of compliance off of your shoulders.

Spreedly gateways include:

  • Authorize.net 
  • Braintree
  • Cybersource
  • Elavon
  • PayPal
  • Worldpay

More gateway options

Additionally, Blackthorn supports a variety of methods, gateways, and processors outside of Spreedly:

  • Stripe
  • Authorize.net
  • Braintree*
  • CASHNet*
  • Chase Paymentech
  • Cybersource*
  • Elavon
  • First Data
  • Global Payments
  • Heartland
  • PayPal*
  • SEPA
  • SOFORT
  • TSYS
  • Vantiv
  • WorldPay
  • Stripe Checkout* (For EMEA/APAC)

*ETA October 2020 or earlier

How does the Spreedly integration work?

All transactions are sent to the Spreedly payment gateway or processor of your choice through an interface API with Blackthorn Payments. Connect to the payment gateway of your choosing from Salesforce, and Blackthorn takes care of the rest. Another huge benefit? You do not need to set up a Spreedly account.


After connecting to a payment gateway, take payments as you normally would with our app – using our Virtual Terminal, PayLink or DocumentLink – to tokenize and charge card data in a PCI-compliant manner. Take a look at the interface here!

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