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Virtual Terminals and Payment Gateways

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ICPlus Merchant Services has partnered with Authorize.Net to offer you affordable and reliable payment processing services.

Authorize.Net manages the submission of payment transactions to the processing networks on behalf of its merchant customers. Since 1996, Authorize.Net has been a leading provider of payment gateway services, enabling merchants to accept credit card and electronic check payments from Web sites, retail stores, mail order/telephone order (MOTO) centers or mobile devices.

What is the Payment Gateway?

Connecting a Web site to the payment processing networks is exceptionally difficult and typically beyond the expertise and technical resources of most online merchants. Instead, merchants can easily connect to the Authorize.Net Payment Gateway, which provides the complex infrastructure and security necessary to ensure fast, reliable and secure transmission of transaction data. Authorize.Net manages the routing of transactions just like a traditional credit card swipe machine you find in the physical retail world, however, Authorize.Net uses the Internet instead of a phone line. See our credit card processing diagram.

The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway is available 24/7 for processing transactions. We also offer a number of value-adding services to assist merchants in managing their businesses and protecting themselves from fraud. Additionally, the free, Authorize.Net Verified Merchant Seal can be added to a merchant's Web site to help build consumer confidence.

Merchants log into a secure Web site called the Merchant Interface to manage their transactions, configure account settings, view account statements, generate reports and more. Since the payment gateway is a browser-based, hosted solution, there is no software to install or maintain.

All Authorize.Net accounts are stand alone accounts and come with a free virtual terminal and free API code for e-Commerce. In a retail setting, the virtual terminal can become a virtual POS (VPOS) with the use of a USB Magnetic card reader. Either way, the gateway is both easy to use and implement with any e-commerce website and almost any shopping cart.

Note to Web Developers: We specialize in assisting web developers with integrating api codes with this gateway, as well as obtain low cost merchant services for your clients to benefit to make your web development projects a complete "end to end solution". To learn more on how we can help you get started using on your next project or for a merchant that needs assistance, please contact us.

How the electronic payment service works.

This diagram illustrates the eight steps that the electronic payment process takes to ensure that your customer's credit or debit card is authentic and that the funds are available for collection to your business account, thereby protecting you the business owner from fraud.