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What Is authorize.net?

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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.

A community of nearly 500,000 merchants strong. That's a lot of passion. As a leading payment gateway, Authorize.net handles more than 1 billion transactions and $149 billion in payments every year.

Who Uses authorize.net?

Backed by Visa's 99.999% uptime, easily connect payments to every part of your business, including shopping carts, accounting, subscriptions, over the phone, in-store and more. Accept payments today.

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Reviews of authorize.net

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.3

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Nipon
Nipon
Executive Director in Bangladesh
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 11ÔÇô50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

They are still providing the best card processing services for websites & online shops!

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Great! I call them the universal card processor for almost every sort of business

Pros:

You might not hear a lot about them these days but actually they are the biggest network of merchant account provider processing card payments for almost every type of businesses since the beginning of e-commerce. They offer plan for high risk business sectors too and process cards in a lot of currencies. Plug-ins available for almost every platform out there and clear payments to bank daily.

Cons:

I found there interface little tricky and needed expertÔÇÖs help to integrate with my e-commerce site.

Joseph
CTO in US
Wholesale, 2ÔÇô10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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THE Standard in the industry of processing

5.0 last month New

Comments: It was easy to start and requires no maintenance to continue running.

Pros:

Authorize has been the easiest to use with no changes. They pass the test of time.

Cons:

No cons whatsoever. They are flawless in operation.

Josh
Josh
Managing Member in US
Verified LinkedIn User
E-Learning, 2ÔÇô10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Slow Payments, Convoluted Explanations for Account Use

3.0 3 years ago

Comments: 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.

Tammy
FOH Manager in Canada
Food & Beverages, 11ÔÇô50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

This system is Ok

4.0 2 months ago

Pros:

That you can go in and search specifically by name on someone who has paid

Cons:

It was confusing once we were switching over companies. We cancelled and they are still charging us for it

Joe
Marketer in US
Retail, 2ÔÇô10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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A Bit Dated, But Functional

4.0 3 years ago

Comments: 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.