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What You Can Expect

  • Industry leading gateway from Authorize.net
  • No cancellation fees
  • Works with all major merchant accounts
  • 100% Compatible With Spree
  • Simple online application
  • Same day activation (Requires a Merchant Account)

"They provisioned our Authorize.net account in less than an hour! Works perfectly with our something."

Dew Purdy, CTO Custom Bags HQ

Gateway Pricing
$20/month

$0.10 / Transaction

$0.25 / Batch

$99 One-Time Setup

No Termination Fee

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a payment gateway?

A payment gateway is an e-commerce application service provider service that authorizes payments for e-businesses, online retailers, bricks and clicks, or traditional brick and mortar. It is the equivalent of a physical point of sale terminal located in most retail outlets. Payment gateways protect credit card details by encrypting sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, to ensure that information is passed securely between the customer and the merchant and also between merchant and the payment processor.

Gateway vs. Merchant Account (What's the difference?)

The objective of any online transaction is to move money from the customer's bank account into your bank account. Unless you are accepting payments through a third party such as PayPal, you will always need a gateway to process credit card transactions. The following is a simplified description of how your gateway and merchant account communicate in order for you to receive a payment:

Authorization

A request for authorization is processed by the Gateway and is then retransmitted to the issuing bank (ie. the bank sponsoring the customer's credit card.)

Response

The issuing bank approves or declines the request and relays this information back to the gateway.

Batch

The gateway sends out a nightly "batch" request to the issuing bank requesting payment for all approved transactions.

Settlement

The issuing bank transfers funds into your merchant account. This is commonly referred to as "settlement."

So all I need is an Authorize.net gateway?

No. You all need a merchant account (see the above answer addressing the difference.) We can also provide you with an industry standard merchant account [?]. If you sign up with Authorize.net directly (as opposed to through us) they will put you in touch with someone who sells First Data merchant accounts. We also sell these merchant accounts so you can just sign up for both here in one place.

Can I use my existing merchant account?

If you have your own merchant account or plan to get your own through another provider you can still use our gateway. You'll want to check with us first to make sure your merchant account provider is compatible with Authorize.net but most of the major providers are fully compatible.

Is there a termination fee?

There is no termination fee. We do not believe in trying to force customers to stay with us using prohibitive cancelation fees, etc.

Can I switch merchant accounts?

One typical industry trick is for Authorize.net resellers to sell you a gateway and a merchant account but then force you to stay with their merchant account service. They do this by requiring you to cancel your gateway whenever you cancel your merchant account. If your customer's payment history and credit card details are stored in Authorize.net this can be a major issue for you. We don’t believe in holding customers hostage. You can use our merchant account (or not) and switch anytime.

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