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2Checkout

7 Ratings

Authorize.Net

17 Ratings

2Checkout

7 Ratings
Score 8.6 out of 101

Authorize.Net

17 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

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2Checkout

2Checkout is great when you sell software licenses online or when you offer SaaS subscriptions. I don't think it can work in other scenarios.

Authorize.Net

While other gateways (like Braintree) are a little fresher and more innovative than Authorize.Net, no one has the track record that AuthNet has. Plus you have to consider that if you want to use the Braintree gateway (or many others) without using their payment processing, you are stuck paying $49 per month plus $0.10 per transaction just for the gateway, which for many is just not cost effective. Authorize.Net, on the other hand, is often offered as a substantial discount from resellers, making it very attractive. Other unique features like their mobile app add to the appeal.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Customizable
  • Contains all basic reports and marketing tools
  • Authorize.net does a great job of storing customer information in a simple, easy to find way. I could easily search for customers by name, email address, mailing address, or customer ID and find all previous payments they made.
  • Authorize.net's customer support team was always helpful and quick to fix issues. Whenever I emailed and contacted them, I was confident that I would get a response that same day. They provide support through both email and live chat, which is great.
  • I found Authorize.net to be competitively priced and even cheaper than many of its competitors. The fees were reasonable and in line with industry standards and there were no "hidden fees".

Cons

  • I get my payments via a Payoneer credit card. Sometimes I would prefer to receive a wire transfer instead but it is not so easy to switch payment methods.
  • Payment checking and purchase confirmation take about 10 minutes. It is not too much but for clients, it seems an eternity.
  • Uptime
  • Fraud security
  • Speed

Alternatives Considered

I used to sell my software on Avangate and PayPal at the same time. Costs were very similar but I decided to abandon PayPal because it sometimes required human interventions. I also checked DigitalRiver, but it wasn't easy to setup and I never completed all requirements.
Authorize.net does not stack up well against Stripe. Stripe is much simpler and easy to maintain. Stripe's recurring payment platform allows the manager to easily associate subscriptions with customers. Where Authorize.net takes about 4 hours to learn, Stripe takes about 1 hour. Stripe also integrates well with other platforms, such as Salesforce, which gives it a leg up over the competition.

Return on Investment

  • Conversion rate has grown up since we started using Avangate Digital Commerce
  • Refund rate has descreased also
  • We switched to Authorized.net from FirstData after suffering a few fraudulent transactions. It saves us a lot of money and prevented potential fraudulent payments.

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Pricing Details

2Checkout

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Growth Edition: 3.99% + $1 / per transaction fee Standard Edition: 4.9% + $2.50 / per transaction fee Enterprise Edition: Custom Tailored (Contact for Pricing)

Authorize.Net

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details