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2Checkout

8 Ratings

Authorize.Net

18 Ratings

2Checkout

8 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

Authorize.Net

18 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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
  • Security
  • Customer Service
  • Variety of Implementation methods, SDKs and APIs
  • Testing Methodology

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.
  • Authorize.net's user interface is far below average and feels like it has not been updated since the early 2000s. It's difficult to find the needed tools. It takes a lot of training to get new users up to speed and using the platform. In general, Authorize.net is in need of a major site re-design.
  • Authorize.net's Recurring Billing feature is unreliable. There is not a way to filter by time-frame (monthly, yearly, etc.) and canceling subscriptions is only possible one at a time. The platform would often duplicate customers instead of adding billing details to the already existing customer.
  • Importing, exporting, and uploading content into Authorize.net is difficult. Content must be formatted in a very specific manner. Because of this, I do no recommend Athourize.net to anyone who has large amounts of data it wants to transfer to or from the platform.

Alternatives Considered

Avangate Digital Commerce is more flexible, can be adjusted for your business needs.
The Authorize.net API is more robust than the competitors' that we tested. The one drawback is that there is no hosted SSL protected JS library, which is a great feature that Stripe offers. We chose Authorize.net for situations where the solution needed a very customizable experience with a server side hosted code.

Return on Investment

  • Conversion rate has grown up since we started using Avangate Digital Commerce
  • Refund rate has descreased also
  • Higher efficiency of payment implementations
  • Higher security of payment collection options

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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