Prerequisites

Technical Tasks

Steps to Implement Pay it @POST




 

Prerequisites

Hardware

Software

XML

Browser Support

Known Issues with Netscape

Using the Australia Post Brand & Logo


Hardware

In order for your customers to take advantage of the Pay it @POST payment method and to print the Payment Slip, we assume access to a printer.

Our experience has shown that most common laser or inkjet printers are quite capable of printing a Payment Slip to the required standard, including the unique barcode which stores key information regarding the transaction. However, even if your customer has an older printer, the design of the Payment Slip enables staff at a post office to key in all necessary information based on the text content of the document.



Software

All Pay it @POST software is executed centrally from Australia Post's computer systems. We assume no more than you and your customer are using one of the commonly available Internet browsers (see Browser Support below). There is no requirement for additional software to be installed onto client machines. Pay it @POST expects that cookies will be enabled on client machines.



XML

The availability of Payment and Settlement Reports as XML documents provides a convenient way to automate the provision of Pay it @POST financial data. We provide a schema  later in this document to enable your IT personnel to configure your systems to receive the XML data stream.



Browser Support

Australia Post's web site is best viewed using Internet Explorer Version 5.0 and above. However, Pay it @POST is designed to operate with a wide range of web browsers. We expect our web site will work with any browser that supports frames and a small subset of JavaScript. 

Pay it @POST has been tested to ensure the customer payment features work correctly with the following web browsers:

 

    Browser

 Versions

 
 

    Internet Explorer

4.0
4.01
5.01
5.5

 
 

    Netscape

4.5
4.51
4.61
4.7
4.72
4.73

 


Known Issues with Netscape

Issue

Recommended Procedure

Netscape reports

'Data Missing - This document resulted from a POST operation and has expired from the cache. If you wish you can repost the form data to recreate the document by pressing the reload button.'

  • Right click the page
  • Select the Reload Frame option
  • The page will refresh correctly


Using the Australia Post Brand & Logo

To maximise customer recognition of the Pay it @POST service, and therefore its business potential for all merchants using the service, we require that you use the Australia Post brand and its associated logo only in an approved form. The approved form is:

Sample of Logo

 

Approved Use

 

The Pay it @POST logo is available at:
http://payitatpost.auspost.com.au/images/h_payit_post.gif

We recommend that when using this logo, you reference the above URL to ensure an up-to-date version. Wherever it is used, it must form part of a properly constructed and tested link to the Pay it @POST payments page at:
         http://payitatpost.auspost.com.au/payment.asp


The display of any of this logo is only permitted to merchants who have a current Agency Agreement for use of the Pay it @POST service.