Create custom payment types

Ascend automatically includes the most common payment types. However, you may need additional payment types based on your business operations (e.g. Customer Satisfaction or Barters). Ascend allows you to add additional, custom payment types to your system.

  1. From the Ascend Desktop, select the View menu > Payment Types.

  2. On the toolbar, click Add.

  3. In the Name field, enter the name you wish to display in reports (e.g. Customer Satisfaction, Barter). Once set, this value cannot be changed.
  4. Check Advanced to limit the payment type only to those users with the Advanced Payments user permission (e.g. managers).
  5. In the Button Name field, enter the text you wish to display on the Payment toolbar (e.g. CustomerSat, Barter).
  6. From the Button Icon field, select the image you wish to display on the Payment toolbar.
  7. (QuickBooks® users) From the QuickBooks Account drop-down, select the appropriate QuickBooks® account to which the payment should apply.
  8. In the Display Order field, enter the order in which you wish to display the payment on the Payment toolbar.
  9. Check Enable Rounding if the payment should be rounded.
  10. Check Open Cash Drawer if the cash drawer should open for the payment.
  11. Click Save.


  1. Run a sales transaction
  2. Complete a return
  3. Create a layaway
  4. Create a quote
  5. Add a customer
  6. I messed up a sale/payment. How do I fix it?
  7. Change a Tax Rate during a sale
  8. Set up a category flat tax
  9. Create a sales promotion
  10. Add or edit products for an existing sales promotion
  11. Create, edit, and use coupons
  12. Download coupons using the Coupon Wizard
  13. Discounting By Quantity Purchased (Kits)
  14. Record a payout
  15. Sell a Gift Card
  16. Sell a Gift Certificate
  17. Issue In-Store Credit
  18. See sales totals for my customers (like what they owe us, what we owe them, and what they've spent over time)
  19. Use the Cash Drawer Counter
  20. Add a country in Ascend
  21. Add a Tax Exception Reason
  22. Create custom payment types
  23. Print a large receipt for a transaction
  24. Exchange a product for a customer
  25. Use rounded payments
  26. See who took a payment
  27. Change the customer in a transaction
  28. Charge a purchase to Purchase on Account (accounts receivable)
  29. Set up Purchase on Account for a customer (accounts receivable)
  30. Close Purchase on Account for a customer (accounts receivable)
  31. Post a payment to Purchase on Account (accounts receivable)
  32. Send invoices for Purchase on Account (accounts receivable)
  33. Handle Special Order items
  34. Process a cash payment
  35. Process a check payment
  36. Process a custom payment type
  37. Process an eCommerce payment
  38. Process a financing payment
  39. Process a gift card payment
  40. Process a gift certificate payment
  41. Process an in-store credit payment
  42. Manually process a credit card, Trek Card, or gift card payment
  43. Process credit or debit card payments using the (Ingenico) payment terminal
  44. Process a Trek Card payment
  45. Process a trade-in payment
  46. Manage Discount Reasons
  47. Discount items on a transaction
  48. Create and Use Customer Groups
  49. Using customer data

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