Authorize .Net Integrator - connect your application to a billing system and accept credit card payments from your customers in real-time automatically.
Features: This component simplifies the interaction between your application and Authorize.Net. Authorize.NET is a gateway for accepting online payments. The functions this module implements include it obtains a virtual terminal to receive payments, submits transactions to the Authorize.Net payment gateway. (using the Advanced Integration Method), it processes credit card and echeck payments and submits itemized order information. Several user defined fields can be added.
The advanced Integration method or the AIM lets you connect to the payment transaction gateway. It provides full control over data in the payment processing data and lets you keep the customer on your page while the transaction is being processed. Programming the AIM could be tricky and this package relieves you of that burden. You are able to integrate the payment system completely by just providing some configuration data only. Whether you need to withdraw money from a credit card, submit a payment or perform any other of the Authorize.Net-supported operations with this package just provide the necessary parameters and call up the required operation. There`s no code to be written, no API manuals to be studied just the calling of appropriate operation with some parameters.
Overall: This is a crucial part of an e-commerce activity. Once you have obtained traffic, got them to stay on your site to look around and the visitor is ready to purchase. Unless payment processing is simple and quick all that build up will not help make your enterprise a success. Watch out for problems as can be anticipated with the version 1.0 release.