All e-commerce solutions implemented are subject to review and approval by the Office of the University Bursar in compliance with payment card and funds handling policies. 

Commerce Manager and CASHNet

The Bursar's Office of Virginia Tech, in partnership with vendors including Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS-Commerce Manager TM) and CASHNet TM, offer several secure e-commerce solutions for departments. Possibilities include a customizable storefront with its own URL, or a checkout only option that integrates with an existing storefront. Vendor capabilities include credit card and ACH acceptance, multiple or single item general ledger feeds, inventory management, and discount code functionality. Transactions are accessible using ecommerce reporting tools.

If your department is interested in offering an online option for sales for products and/or services, application and deposit acceptance, event promotion, or continuing education offerings, please contact the Bursar’s Office for more information on product suitability and pricing. 

Key benefits to the implementation of a university-hosted e-commerce solution include: 

  • Secure online convenience with PCI Level 1 technology 
  • Safeguarding of nonpublic personal and financial information collected from students, parents and third parties
  • Elimination of cash handling processes and/or departmental deposit procedures
  • Promotes standard payment practices for your department 


Payment Card Industry Compliance (PCI)

The NBS Commerce Manager and CASHNet e-commerce solutions coordinated with university security policies and procedures provide a trusted environment for campus commerce. Both platforms are PCI DSS Level 1 Validated and integrate with multiple ERP systems.