authorize.net

We help make it easy to get paid. It’s that simple.

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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    4,3/5
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    Jessica
    Jessica
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    • Industry: Medical Devices
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Authorize.net - Easy to Use

    Reviewed on 2018/09/19

    Pros

    Authorize.net is extremely easy to use. I'll be honest - I probably don't use it to the full extent of the software. I generally do 3 things. 1. charge a credit card. 2. Look at our daily reports and 3. Use the transaction search. From time to time, I may look at unsettled transactions and change a setting but that is about it. You don't need to be tech savvy to understand the platform. It is easy, convenient and worry-free.

    Cons

    Honestly, nothing. I've been using it for over 11 years with ease.

    Danielle
    Danielle
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    • Industry: Broadcast Media
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Simple payment gateway

    Reviewed on 2020/07/21

    We use authorize.net for subscriptions, not our regular eccommerce transaction. It's worth the cost...

    We use authorize.net for subscriptions, not our regular eccommerce transaction. It's worth the cost if you have enough transaction volume.

    Pros

    Deposits are quick enough and usually only take a couple of days. Works well if you need to accept electronic checks.

    Cons

    Customer service is basically nonexistent. You're better off searching online forums for troubleshooting issues. Account specific resolutions take a ton of time.

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    Reasons for Switching to authorize.net

    Stripe is expensive.
    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 2021/11/23

    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.

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    Reasons for Switching to authorize.net

    We were forced into using auth but have since switched to stripe and are very pleased we did
    Bryan
    Bryan
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    • Industry: Design
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    The payment gateway we've preferred for ecommerce development projects

    Reviewed on 2018/07/02

    Reliable and trusted payment processing

    Reliable and trusted payment processing

    Pros

    Authorize.net is the standard in payment processing. For a complex and established ecommerce website, Authorize.net will offer the features needed and provides a trusted payment solution. Processing fees will be lower than competition like Stripe which larger volume businesses will benefit from.

    Cons

    The interface, lack of reporting, and complexity in setup is an issue for us in 2018 when options like Stripe can be setup and running in a few hours vs days with Authorize.net

    Dave
    Dave
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    • Industry: Information Services
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    My go to payment processor

    Reviewed on 2019/12/04

    Overall, highly recommended. We've never had any serious issues with Authorize.Net's service.

    Overall, highly recommended. We've never had any serious issues with Authorize.Net's service.

    Pros

    We have been using Authorize.Net for years on our customer eCommerce sites. Setup is easy and payments are secure.

    Cons

    If a problem arises, our customers normally contact Authorize directly by phone. They won't usually respond to me directly since I am not the account holder. As the IT contact for our customers, it would be nice to more easily be able to contact Authorize without having to go through the customer for technical issues.

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    authorize.net FAQs

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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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