Authorize.Net

Credit card processing for small & medium business merchants

About Authorize.Net

Authorize.Net is an online payment gateway enabling small to medium-sized online merchants to accept credit card and electronic check payments from websites and deposit funds automatically into their merchant bank account. More than 305,000 merchants trust Authorize.net for payment processing and online fraud prevention solutions.

Accept retail payments/in-person payments by attaching a compatible card reader to an existing computer, or use a mobile device in order to accept payments on the go. Authorize.Net also powers payments for dozens of pre-integrated, third party point-of-sale systems.

Customers can make a web purchase on their mobile phone, and Authorize.Net payments can be embedded into the business' mobile app for accepting payments.

Accept mail order/telephone order payments and submit transactions manually by entering payment details into Authorize.Net's online virtual terminal. This feature is ideal for merchants who take mail or telephone orders from their customers.

Pricing starting from:

US$25.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Authorize.Net

  • Accept a variety of payments – All major credit cards, eCheck.Net (electronic checks from bank accounts), gift cards, and signature debit cards.

  • Manage transactions – A full-featured merchant interface to monitor and control payments through websites.

  • Prevent fraud – Identify suspicious transactions with value-adding products and built-in fraud tools.

  • Risk management – Sensitive data is stored in the Authorize.Net PCI-compliant data center, and never on the user's computer.

  • Receive payments quickly – Funds are automatically deposited into the user's merchant bank account within days.

  • Free help – Authorize.Net provides live technical and account support to merchants, as well as access to online documentation and user guides.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Australia, Canada, China, United Kingdom, India, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$25.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Authorize.Net: 35

    • ACH Payment Processing
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Commission Management
    • Credit Card Management
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Customer Accounts
    • Customisable Branding
    • Debit/Credit Card Processing
    • Discount Management
    • Electronic Payments
    • Electronic Signature
    • Fraud Detection
    • Gift Card Management
    • Inventory Management
    • Invoice Processing
    • Loyalty Program
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Payments
    • Multi-Location
    • Multiple Payment Options
    • Online Payments
    • Ordering Automation
    • PCI Compliance
    • Payment Processing
    • Purchasing & Receiving
    • Real Time Data
    • Recurring/Subscription Billing
    • Restaurant POS
    • Retail POS
    • Returns Management
    • Sales Reports
    • Transaction History
    • Transaction Monitoring
    • eCommerce Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5
    (125)
    Value for Money
    4.3/5
    Features
    4.3/5
    Ease of Use
    4.1/5
    Customer Support
    4.2/5

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    Keyana K. Keyana K.
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    • Industry: Internet
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Gets the job done with hardly any issues ever.

    Reviewed on 25/4/2018

    Pros

    Authorize.net is our payment gateway, as we are a company that runs several credit card transactions daily. The fees are minimal, the customer service has always been great (even if, at times, the reasons I had to call we're not so great), and the website is about the simplest one I've ever used, considering all of the information it processes. We don't use any POS devices, just the website, but that's still MORE than enough for us.

    Cons

    I wish it was easier to edit ARB subscriptions; for example, if I want to simply change the date that a customer's auto-charge runs, I have to actually delete the whole thing, and create a new one to reflect the date change. That's pretty annoying, but for a website that hasn't really changed much in the 12 years since I first began using it, I can only expect so much at this point.

    Joe K. Joe K.
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    A Bit Dated, But Functional

    Reviewed on 19/8/2021

    Overall, positive experience. Had one day where the servers went down and were unable to take...

    Overall, positive experience. Had one day where the servers went down and were unable to take payment for a couple hours. Other than that, zero outages or complaints.

    Pros

    We've had very little problems with fraudulent payment attempts. Security settings are quite customizable and ease of setup is good.

    Cons

    The interface is a little outdated. Other processors like Square and Stripe feel more sleek and modern, more navigable.

    Alternatives Considered

    Stripe

    Reasons for Switching to Authorize.Net

    Ease of setup with our software and employees familiarity of Authorize.
    Josh B. Josh B.
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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
    • Review Source

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    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Slow Payments, Convoluted Explanations for Account Use

    Reviewed on 19/11/2021

    Overall, Authorize.net has some benefits like customer trust and fraud prevention and if you are...

    Overall, Authorize.net has some benefits like customer trust and fraud prevention and if you are good at code, it might be great for you. Otherwise it seems a little outdated and complicated to set up and use beyond their automated features.

    Pros

    I do like that Authorize.net is pretty widespread in its use, and that I feel I can implement it in a variety of mediums including SuiteDash CRM and Payments, my website, etc. It is rather versatile in that sense and allows for customization or more simplicity if needed.

    Cons

    If you are doing anything beyond setting up Authorize.net with them directly and having them manage your processor, it is really difficult to figure out what to do and what you need. Customer service is great, but I prefer to just get things done on my own without multiple phone calls to set things up. Payments come slowly and it just overall feels really outdated for me.

    Alternatives Considered

    Venmo

    Reasons for Choosing Authorize.Net

    Square continued freezing my account for no reason and it was incredibly frustrating.

    Switched From

    Square Payments

    Reasons for Switching to Authorize.Net

    I actually use both now, and generally prefer Venmo, but it depends on the circumstance and platform I am using.
    Brian W. Brian W.
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Very Useful CC Gateway

    Reviewed on 24/4/2019

    Authorize.net is really a payment gateway for your site or business. We have utilized the mobile...

    Authorize.net is really a payment gateway for your site or business. We have utilized the mobile application for 1 off transactions and have been pleased with how it works. It is not made to be your whole inventory tracker in the least bit, but it does its job for the occasional transaction. We have been using the gateway on our sites for years. We have used Magento, and WooCommerce and now Shopify for our site. We did have some issues with WooCommerce and finding plugins for the payment gateway that worked for all we needed it to. That being said, for the majority of the time it has worked.
    Thank you

    Pros

    It really has never failed us when utilizing the application to run transactions on the go. It has worked for us for years.

    Cons

    Integrations with WooCommerce has proven difficult at times. We have utilized the official plugin for some time, but that has recently started to have problems for us. We ended up switching to a new backend for our site. We'll probably still be utilizing Authorize.net though.

    Kenneth M. Kenneth M.
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    • Industry: Military
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    AUTHORIZE FOR NON PROFIT DONATION MANAGEMENT/PROCESSING

    Reviewed on 2/11/2018

    Customer service and adaptability of the system with our CRM has been very positive for us. When...

    Customer service and adaptability of the system with our CRM has been very positive for us. When we adopted our new CRM system along with the the hosted website managed by the same CRM system, we were not sure how everything would integrate, but our donation links and sponsorship links that take contributors directly to Authorize for processing have never let us down.

    Pros

    Authorize integrated flawlessly with our CRM system. It was one of several options for donor management and processing that was compatable with our CRM. We researched each available system and Authorize was both suggested by a fellow non profit as well as seemed to meet our requirements.

    Cons

    Transaction charges seem to be the biggest issue that we have. There are industry averages for processing various cards, and Authorize is on par with other systems. It is unfortunate that Authorize does not offer a non-profit processing rate or possibly a flat rate that is well below what would be offered to a for profit organization.

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    Authorize.Net offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$25.00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Not Available

    2.9% + .30 per transaction* $49 setup, $25 monthly gateway + free additional services. *Partner merchant account fees may vary, contact Authorize.net for more details.

    Authorize.Net has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

    Authorize.Net supports the following languages:

    English

    Authorize.Net supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Authorize.Net integrates with the following applications:

    PayPal

    Authorize.Net offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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