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:

USD 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.
  • Business size

    S M L

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premises

    Markets

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

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    USD 25.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Authorize.Net: 37

    • ACH Payment Processing
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Commission Management
    • Credit Card Management
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Customer Accounts
    • Customisable Branding
    • Data Security
    • 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
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Restaurant POS
    • Retail POS
    • Returns Management
    • Sales Reports
    • Transaction History
    • Transaction Monitoring
    • eCommerce Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5
    (139)
    Value for Money
    4.3/5
    Features
    4.3/5
    Ease of Use
    4.2/5
    Customer Support
    4.2/5

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    Sonny Tee Influencer
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Simple and Easy To Deploy

    Reviewed on 21/05/2022

    Overall, after the initial phone calls and emailing documents, its been a pleasure using the...

    Overall, after the initial phone calls and emailing documents, its been a pleasure using the service. No headaches and it just sits in the background doing what its supposed to be doing.

    Pros

    I like the ease of use. and ease of deployment of the service. my main reason for using it is because ITS not all the other providers out there. its a REAL merchant account.

    Cons

    The actual process to get approved is LONG and kind of a pain because it is a REAL merchant account, they also do a hard pull on your credit, which was less t Han ideal but a pessary evil to get the service.

    Joe
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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 19/08/2021

    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.
    Heather
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    • Industry: Hospitality
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Good processor

    Reviewed on 01/07/2022

    Authorize.net helps us with back end transactions that cannot be done in our reservation software.

    Authorize.net helps us with back end transactions that cannot be done in our reservation software.

    Pros

    I like the authorize.net’s online portal is easy to navigate and find transactions.

    Cons

    I wish there was a way to do unmatched refunds for older transactions.

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    Josh
    Overall rating
    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • 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.
    Alexa
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Textiles
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Payment Processor Easy to Use

    Reviewed on 14/04/2022

    Pros

    Easily connects to backend of websites. Stores credit cards as tokens and is safe and easy

    Cons

    Hard to find transactions, have to know the last 4 of the credit card and the date the credit card was processed.

    Alternatives Considered

    PayPal and Stripe

    Reasons for Switching to Authorize.Net

    We use all payment options, but Authorize was the easiest to connect to our 3rd party platform.
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    Authorize.Net offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: USD 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, 1,001-5,000

    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:

    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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