According to experienced business specialists, the key to gain new customers is to cover more channels of communication with potential clients. Sales platforms such as Stripe, PayPal, Shopify, and eBay provide your customers with an easy and convenient way to complete purchases online so that business owners can enjoy the benefits of an incoming stream of customers. However, many business owners struggle to handle the accounting part that might seem tricky at first glimpse. 

This is where Synder comes into play, being a smart accounting software Synder mirrors the actual money flow happening in your Bluefin and records live transactions and historical data in your accounting system providing you with precise tax, customer, item, and other transaction details. With the Synder solution, you will be able to track inventory and manage Accounts Receivable by closing open QuickBooks invoices with Bluefin payments automatically.

Follow easy steps in this helpful guide, and enjoy seamless synchronization with Synder.


  1. Start the Bluefin integration from scratch
  2. Connect Bluefin to an already existing account
  3. Tips and tricks on the Bluefin integration

Start the Bluefin integration from scratch

  1. Create an account

If you are getting started with Synder you will need to create a free Trial account and connect your accounting system first. Check out this guide if you would like to integrate Bluefin with Synder accounting, QuickBooks Online or Xero and this article to connect your QuickBooks Desktop company.

  1. Set up your organization

The first step you will go through is setting up an organization for your business. Fill in the information about your company and hit the Next step button.

Setup organization ExampleOrganizatoin
  1. Select the platforms you would like to integrate

Now you need to select the platforms you would like to connect to Synder. Mark Synder, QuickBooks or Xero, Bluefin, and other platforms you would like to integrate with Synder (click View all processors to see the list of all available platforms).

Note: Mark all the services you are using to receive payments, you will be able to connect all of them right away or skip the connection of particular integrations and set them up any time later.

  1. Connect your accounting platform

Hit the Connect button and grant permission to Synder to record data in your QuickBooks or Xero company. If you are a QuickBooks Desktop user, check out this video tutorial to learn How to connect and sync data into QuickBooks Desktop.

Connect QB+Bluefin
  1. Connect your Bluefin account

Almost there! To complete the setup you just need to connect your Bluefin and other sales platforms to Synder. Please follow the steps below to acquire the details needed from your Bluefin account (Account ID and API Access Key):

  1. Access Bluefin|PayConex settings by clicking Settings →  Manage Settings.
Bluefin settings
  1. Copy your Account ID and API Access Key from there.
Bluefin API access key
  1. Paste your Bluefin details to the corresponding fields in Synder and hit Connect to grant permission to Synder.
Connect Bluefin

You can integrate sales platforms one by one straight away or skip the connection for other additional payment processors and set them up later in the Settings: tap the Settings button on the left side menu → hit the Add payment platform button.

Note: You can find our detailed guides on how to connect your sales channels and payment providers to QuickBooks Online/Xero via Synder in our Help center.

Connect Bluefin to an already existing account

If you already have a Synder account and would like to integrate one more Bluefin account follow the steps below:

  1. Switch to the needed Organization in the top-left corner of the Synder page.
  2. Navigate to Settings on the left-side menu.
  3. In the Payment platforms section and click Add payment platform.
If you already have a Synder account and would like to integrate one more Affinipay account follow the steps below
  1. Choose Bluefin in the dropdown menu and hit the Connect button (check Step 5. Connect your Bluefin account above to learn how to acquire the details needed from your Bluefin account to integrate it with Synder). 

Tips and tricks on the Bluefin integration

Note 1. Synder mirrors real money flow in your accounting by recording sales and expenses in the Clearing account (Bluefin Bank account in your books) that Synder creates automatically during the QuickBooks or Xero connection.

Note 2. Synder protects your data with two flagship features: duplicate detector and rollback. You can give yourself peace of mind knowing that all the power is in your hands and your accounting is secured.

Note 3. Get familiar with the software in our 3 Must-Watch beginner guides and Features of Synder taking your experience to the next level to find out how Synder can help you automate your bookkeeping.

That’s it, you’ve successfully connected your Bluefin account to Synder, enjoy the ride! If you feel like some adjustments are necessary (e.g. you would like to change tax, item, or customer configs), you can manage that in Synder settings. Open them on the left menu → hit the Configure button under your Bluefin platform. If you need to fill in gaps with missing data after the sync into your QuickBooks Online, like applying classes or locations to transactions, the Smart Rules feature will be of great service. Now, you can customize your Synder according to your needs.

Get in touch with the Synder team via online support chat, phone, or email with any questions you might have so far – we are always happy to help you!

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