Authorize.net strives to give online merchants the infrastructure and security they need to make credit card transactions. The Authorize.net Payment Gateway can process transactions 24/7 and Authorize.net has a free Verified Merchant Seal that merchants can add to their websites to give consumers a little more peace of mind. The payment gateway generates reports and is browser-based so there is no software to install or maintain.
Authorize.net has a simple, complete website that lays information out in an easy-to-find manner. Product descriptions are short and to-the-point, without a lot of extra fluff. Visitors to the site can access prices and fees for services and are given all information necessary to make a decision. A low setup fee, $49, is required to get started. Additionally, there is a $25 payment per month for gateway.
Authorize.net allows customers to choose their own provider. For this method, customers can take advantage of the 'Payment Gateway Only' plan. This particular payment plan consists of:
Customers can sync their accounts with QuickBooks to automatically tie in their transactions directly. They can keep track of daily, weekly, and monthly income through the syncing of the Quickbooks software. This is meant to benefit small business owners. Customers can also download the free app to create real-time processing from major credit cards, including American Express, JCB, and Diner's Club, in addition to the MasterCard and Visa accounts. Also, the app accepts signature debit cards. For questions or concerns, Authorize.net's customer support can be contacted 24 hours, seven days a week at 877.447.3938. Holidays are the only times a representative won't be available. In addition to credit card payments, an extra service processes electronic checks. Customers can accept and process their payments from their bank accounts directly through the website or Virtual Terminal, for an additional fee.