TouchNet Marketplace

UCI uses a service called TouchNet Marketplace for processing payment cards. TouchNet is a comprehensive framework for eCommerce throughout the campus enterprise. Departments, campus organizations, and other campus merchants use Marketplace to easily create, manage, and operate online storefronts, registration sites, and secure payment pages. With unlimited eStorefront capacity, a flexible product database, and an integrated inventory management system, Marketplace enables every campus merchant to quickly and easily offer products and services around the clock with minimal training.

Campus Merchants can use TouchNet in two ways:


  • Marketplace uStores let students, parents, alumni, and others shop online, register for events, or make donations at the time most convenient for them. As shoppers make payments, Marketplace automatically updates the G/L accounts in the campus finance system. uStores help institutions centralize control of eCommerce finances and technology, while distributing the management and operations of eCommerce websites to authorized campus merchants.


  • Marketplace uPay provides secure, PA-DSS compliant payment processing for any web-based application. It moves campuswide payments into one centralized, certified payment system and gives campuses a solution for integrating departmental websites or existing web applications into a central, secure, payment system. Merchants can establish uPay pages in minutes. uPay collects all relevant payment information in a secure environment that feeds directly to TouchNet Payment Gateway, then links back to the original application.

Getting Access to TouchNet

TouchNet is managed by the Payment Services team in UCI Financial Services. Visit Getting Setup with Marketplace to learn how to get setup with TouchNet quickly and easily.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Mobile payment acceptance is not allowed on campus.