Authorize.net Gateway

What is Authorize.net?

Authorize.net is a payment gateway, which allows for the electronic transfer and storage of sensitive credit card data. It contains advanced features such as recurring billing, customer credit card storage, and account updater.

What features does Authorize.net provide?

Authorize.net is a very powerful tool that can provide many different features for your business, including a virtual terminal, recurring billing, customer information manager, and more.

Can I also swipe credit cards through my Authorize.net gateway?

Authorize.net makes it very easy to swipe/dip credit cards through your existing account! All Authorize.net accounts will allow you to both swiped transactions and EMV (chip card) transactions through your mobile phone or tablet device. Once signed up with Dharma, you can easily purchase a mobile swiper directly from Authorize.net for roughly $60 (swipe only) or …

Can I accept checks or ACH payments through Authorize.net?

Authorize.net allows you to accept eChecks, also known as ACH Payments directly through your Virtual Terminal! In addition, when accepting eChecks, you can also setup recurring payments using this payment method – so you can offer easy monthly/quarterly payments to your customers or members. Entering an eCheck payment is simple – you’ll just use the routing number and …

Will Authorize.net work with my existing shopping cart?

Typically, the answer is yes. Authorize.net has one of the most widely-known APIs out there, meaning that it can integrate with most well-known and many smaller shopping carts (in addition to many CRM and accounting systems, too.) You can click here for a long list of compatible shopping carts supported by Authorize.net. These are the …

Using Address Verification Services

Address Verification is a very important service that you should be fully utilizing in order to protect yourself against fraud. Depending on the types of transactions you accept, you may need to edit your AVS settings so that international orders or specific purchases can be authorized. Learn how to edit your settings, and AVS best-practices …

I already use Authorize.net, will I need to open a new account or can I keep my existing one?

Often times, we can continue to use your existing Authorize.net gateway, to minimize any disruption to your operations when you switch to Dharma. Whenever possible, we’ll re-use your gateway. However, sometimes we can’t! This is out of Dharma’s control, but sometimes your current processor will “own” your Authorize.net account. If that’s the case, then we …

Is Authorize.net safe?

You may be asking yourself how Authorize.net stays secure, and how your sensitive data stays safe. We’re happy to report that Authorize.net is one of the safest gateways out there, and has been around since 1996 helping merchants accept online payments. They’re well known as one of the most secure solutions on the market. In …

Can I securely store my customer’s sensitive credit card data?

Authorize.net definitely allows you to securely store your customer’s sensitive data. This feature is called Customer Information Manager, or CIM for short. This service is included free of charge with all new Authorize.net accounts that Dharma opens. With CIM, you can easily enter your customer’s sensitive payment information for safe keeping. Authorize.net will allow you to enter up to …

Can I create automated, recurring payments?

Authorize.net makes it easy to create automatic, recurring payments. This service is known as Automated Recurring Billing, or ARB for short. With the ARB service, you can easily create “Set it and forget it” payments for your customers.