authorize.net

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About authorize.net

Authorize.net helps makes it simple to accept electronic and credit card payments in person, online or over the phone. Get solutions that go to work for your business and let you focus on what you love best.

More than 445,000 merchants. That's a lot of passion.
We’ve been working with merchants and small businesses since 1996. As a leading payment gateway, Authorize.net is trusted by more than 430,000 merchants, handling more than 1 billion transactions and $149 billion in payments every year.

Finally, something simple about running a business.
Payment processing can be a big part of your business, but it doesn’t have to be a big part of your time. We help make it simple, a low-stress part of doing business, with easy ways to streamline payments processing and that can help optimize your cash flow.

Since 1996, Authorize.net has been a leading provider of payment gateway services, managing the submission of billions of transactions to processing networks on behalf of merchant customers. Authorize.net is a wholly owned subsidiary of Visa (NYSE: V). Authorize.net services are sold through a network of reseller partners including Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs), Merchant Service Providers (MSPs) and financial institutions that offer Authorize.net payment services to their merchant customers.


Key benefits of authorize.net

  • Accept a variety of payments – All major credit cards, eChecks, gift cards, and signature debit cards.

  • Advanced fraud protection – Helps identify, manage, and prevent suspicious and potentially fraudulent transactions, which can be costly to your business.

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

  • Simple checkout - Add a Buy Now or Donate button to your website.

  • 24/7 customer support – Authorize.net provides live technical and account support to merchants, as well as access to online documentation and user guides.

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

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

  • Account updater – Keep customer card information up-to-date to avoid payment interruptions and lost sales.

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    Overall rating

    4.5 /5
    (183)
    Value for Money
    4.3/5
    Features
    4.4/5
    Ease of Use
    4.2/5
    Customer Support
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    Keyana
    Keyana
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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.

    Brian
    Brian
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • 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.

    Elyse
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

    Not an easy or fun experience

    Reviewed on 23/11/2021

    Pros

    This is a widely used and accepted software. Lots of clients and their purchasing power makes their rates competitive.

    Cons

    User experience is terrible and disjointed. Impossible to look at your account holistically. Customer service was dreadful and not at all helpful. Outages were plentiful as were timeouts and errors.

    Alternatives Considered

    Stripe

    Reasons for Switching to authorize.net

    We were forced into using auth but have since switched to stripe and are very pleased we did
    Kenneth
    Kenneth
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    • Industry: Military
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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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.

    Valerie
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    • Industry: Hospitality
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

    less expensive versions

    Reviewed on 7/12/2023

    it is okay, but possibly will be looking for less expensive options that might be mobile

    it is okay, but possibly will be looking for less expensive options that might be mobile

    Pros

    very nice staff, always helpful when I need it.

    Cons

    small businesses need less expensive options, I do not have a credit card option to scan out in the common room, just my computer. The hand held unit that I was given years ago, never worked and [sensitive content hidden] never tried another option.

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    authorize.net offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$25.00/month
    • Pricing model: 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, 1,001–5,000

    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:

    Adobe Commerce, BigCommerce, Commerce Sync, Jotform, Miva, PayPal, Recurly

    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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