Paya: Payment method is missing customer id

What This Means

This error means that the Scheduled Order is attempting to be process a payment for a Customer ID that does not exist in Paya.

Common Causes For This Error

  • The transaction failed at the gateway because the customer was deleted from Paya
  • The customer ID was not entered or it was entered incorrectly when it was added to the Scheduled Order
  • Different or updated account credentials are being used to integrate with the payment gateway

Suggested Next Steps

  1. Search for the Customer in your Gateway and confirm that this Customer's billing profile can or cannot be found and that a payment method is available to their customer profile.

    • If a new payment profile can be found, you can edit the Scheduled Order and create a new payment method for this Scheduled Order by copying the Customer's billing information into their Scheduled Order (see "Adding A New Payment Method for Your Customer?" below).
  2. Contact the Customer to have them add a new payment method and add it to their Scheduled Order.

  3. Once a new payment method is added to the Scheduled Order, the Scheduled Order should be processed with the new payment method.

Adding A New Payment Method for Your Customer?

If you are adding a new payment method for your customer directly to your payment gateway (manually), ensure that you edit the failed Scheduled Order, add a new payment method, and copy the required billing information directly to their Scheduled Order including:

  • Gateway CustomerId
  • Billing Address
  • Payment Method Description (optional, but strongly suggested because it is used to display the payment method to your customer)

After Resolving The Issue

Once this issue is resolved, you should use the action to Restart Processing the Failed Scheduled Order.