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E-Commerce : Authorize.net

Authorize.Net® offers a secure online payment-processing connection method that allows Internet-based businesses to authorize, process, and manage credit card transactions directly and automatically from a website. Advanced Integration Method (AIM) uses secure sockets layer (SSL) digital certificate technology to connect securely and directly to the Payment Gateway—achieving the highest security for the Internet connection between a merchant and the gateway.

Authorize.Net Preferred Reseller

Some of our clients for whom we've implemented Authorize.net solutions are:

Authorize.net Features

Secure Authorize.net Payment Gateway

Authorize.Net® offers a secure online payment-processing connection method that allows Internet-based businesses to authorize, process, and manage credit card transactions directly and automatically from a website.

Advanced Integration Method (AIM) uses secure sockets layer (SSL) digital certificate technology to connect securely and directly to the Payment Gateway-achieving the highest security for the Internet connection between a merchant and the gateway.

AIM provides the highest levels of secure transaction infrastructure available to merchants building an Ecommerce business and directly connecting their website to the Authorize.Net Payment Gateway.

When using AIM to connect to the Payment Gateway, a customer enters purchase information (e.g., name, credit card number, etc.) into a payment form on the merchant's website. This payment form is hosted either by the merchant, or the merchant may choose to use Authorize.Net's securely hosted, customizable payment form.

When the customer clicks to submit his or her purchase information, payment information is encrypted using 128-bit SSL technology and sent to an Authorize.Net transaction server. The server sends the data through the authorization network to the appropriate card issuer's bank, using a secure, proprietary connection. When the authorization process is complete-this takes around five seconds-the customer receives an approval or decline response, and the Authorize.Net server stores the transaction. Approved transactions are automatically settled each day and are typically funded within two to three business days.

Merchants can check the status of current transactions submitted directly from their website or run reports on past transaction activity by going to the Authorize.Net Corporate site and logging into their own password-protected Merchant Interface. Online businesses also can use the Authorize.Net Virtual Terminal feature of their Merchant Interface account to enter payment information manually if customers prefer to call in their credit card information.

1. The customer places an order with the merchant via the website.
2. Authorize.Net receives the transaction via the Internet, securely encrypts it, and submits an authorization request to the customer's Credit Card Issuer to verify both the account and funds availability.
3. The authorization (or decline) response is returned via Authorize.Net to the merchant. Round trip this process averages less than 3 seconds.
4. Upon approval, the merchant records the donation request.
5. Authorize.Net sends the settlement request to the Merchant Account Provider.
6. The Merchant Account Provider deposits settlement funds into the merchant's account.

eCheck.net

eCheck.Net is an AuthorizeNet payment service that allows online and traditional merchants to accept and process electronic check payments -- either directly from their Web site's storefront or through the Authorize.Net Virtual Terminal.

eCheck.Net makes it easy for online businesses to add an electronic check payment option to their Web site. Customers who wish to pay for a purchase with an electronic check can simply select the electronic check option and enter the requested bank account information.

  • eCheck.Net encrypts the data using the same SSL3.0 encryption technology as Authorize.Net and transmits it to the secure server for posting.
  • Transactions are automatically settled each day.
  • Then, the system debits the consumer's account via the Automated Clearing House (ACH)* and transfers the funds to the merchant's account.
  • If the account numbers are entered incorrectly or the account has insufficient funds, the eCheck.Net system notifies the merchant.

Traditional merchants without commerce-enabled Web sites can also use eCheck.Net to handle periodic billings. Businesses such as health clubs, tanning salons, subscription services, ISPs, membership companies, and health care practitioners are typical examples of businesses that need the ability to periodically deduct funds from their customers' checking accounts. Of course, customer approval is always recommended, and merchants must sign a separate eCheck.Net ACH agreement to perform these types of transactions.

*The Automated Clearing House is the electronic network which transfers and clears funds between banking institutions on behalf of merchants and their customers. Each transaction takes approximately 48 hours to clear, and we strongly suggest that merchants wait five days from the initial transaction date before shipping any goods. This leaves two days to debit the consumer's account, two days to deposit the funds into the merchant's account, and one day for the bank to post the transaction. Because of this unavoidable delay, eCheck.Net should NOT be used by merchants who sell soft or digital goods that are normally downloaded immediately upon completion of the sale.

Custom Shopping Cart Applications

In addition to shopping cart packages, we can build custom shopping cart solutions, tailored specifically to your needs and business model. Whether you sell products, services, or digital content for upload, we can develop an e-commerce solution perfectly suited to your situation.

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E-Commerce : Custom Shopping Carts

We pride ourselves on being able to create solutions custom-tailored to the specific needs of our clients. With a great deal of experience developing online shopping cart applications, we can deliver a solution with exactly the features you need -- no more, no less. No longer will you be overburdened by a shopping cart system that is too complex for your requirements. At the same time, you won't struggle to find ways to make those simple PayPal buttons do more than they're meant to.

Custom shopping cart applications can be seamlessly tied into the look and feel of your site. Instead of directing the customer off-site to make their payment and enter their details (oftentimes changing the visual appearance of the pages), the customer can remain on your own web site. This can allow you to:

  • Capture their information in a database for archival
  • Suggest other products they might be interested in purchasing
  • Fully customize every aspect of the user experience

We can develop and configure a custom shopping cart using Open Source / GPL (General Public License [Free Software]) technologies (PHP/MySQL database).

Our custom shopping cart solutions can be configured to handle just about any payment processing gateway available, including but not limited to: