Authorize.net offers IP payment gateway services that makes it easy to accept credit cards. It can automatically authorize, settle, and manage transactions with just a few taps of a finger. Merchants can approve sales in as little as three seconds.
Since Visa provides the underlying POS software, Authorize.net works with a majority of major credit cards. While it offers many of the same features of conventional point of sale systems, the software lets users create individual customer account profiles. This makes accepting payments from regular customers even easier.
Users can also create a virtual point of sales with their Authorize.net account. Anyone with a compatible credit card reader can use the VPOS service to accept payments in person. The developer also offers integrated payment kiosks that come with VPOS support built in. Since Authorize.net features a complete suite of e-commerce tools, this might be especially attractive to those who periodically sell at trade shows.
Each sale you make shows up in the same ledger regardless of where it was made. Whether you sell a product online or in person, Authorize.net adds the transaction to the same account. You can even use it to email or text receipts to your customers. Recalling customer information is easy because the app automatically backs up payment details. Credit card payments are always handled securely no matter where you are.
Creating a merchant account is free. The app takes a small cut of all transactions, but users don't have to pay a subscription fee. VPOS devices have to meet certain requirements in order to work with the app. Users without card readers can run it on any iOS or Android device.
Entrepreneurs and small business owners looking for secure online POS systems should find that Authorize.net takes the guesswork out of credit card transactions.