Authorize.net vs. TSYS Payment Gateway

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Authorize.net
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Authorize.net is a payment gateway software solution offered by Visa featuring secure data processing and fraud protection.
$25
monthly gateway
TSYS Payment Gateway
Score 2.3 out of 10
N/A
TSYS headquartered in Columbus, Georgia offers as part of the company's merchant services a payment gateway, as well as other ancillary services.N/A
Pricing
Authorize.netTSYS Payment Gateway
Editions & Modules
All-in-One Option
25 & 2.9% + $0.30
monthly gateway/per transaction
Payment Gateway Only
$25
monthly gateway
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Authorize.netTSYS Payment Gateway
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
Authorize.netTSYS Payment Gateway
Payment Gateways
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Authorize.net
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Ratings
TSYS Payment Gateway
1.0
1 Ratings
141% below category average
Recurring Payment Support00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Authorize.netTSYS Payment Gateway
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(31 ratings)
1.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Authorize.netTSYS Payment Gateway
Likelihood to Recommend
Visa
Authorize.net is reliable and I feel confident that customers' information is protected. The security protocols used by Authorize.net appear to be as good, and probably better than many credit card payment processors. However, the initial setup process was very difficult. I distinctly recall getting up and running as being very cumbersome and time-consuming. I also was disappointed with how the processing and deposit of payments were not consistent. I distinctly remember regretting the decision to go with Authorize.net. However, as mentioned before, with the time and effort required to get the account set up and running, I refused to go through the process again and try a different provider.
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TSYS
None. This is the worst company I have ever worked with. We will never recommend or even think about doing business with them again.
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Pros
Visa
  • Very smooth workflow to authorizing, capturing, voiding, and refunding charges. This can all be done via API calls, or through their online dashboard.
  • Their AVS settings for validating credit cards are substantial and have been reliable in ensuring that our customers cards are being used safely and properly.
  • Their uptime and response times are very good in general. The only issues we ever have communicating with their services is when our connection quality is compromised.
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TSYS
  • Generates detailed reports
  • Allows for multiple users to access at one time
  • Easy to read statements
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Cons
Visa
  • The lack of data portability is a big issue for me.
  • Authorize.net uses the same $49.00 gateway setup fee to scam merchants out of money, which is no better than any of the other gateways out there.
  • Their customer service is not up to the mark. You can get stuck if you need any help from their end.
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TSYS
  • Stop taking away my ability to use debit cards
  • 7% is outrageous. I can't continue at this rate
  • In my opinion, the yearly fee is an obvious profit grab. Discontinue it.
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Likelihood to Renew
Visa
Authorize.net has been a useful system for our Chamber. We appreciate the ease of use and access to our Main Frame. Connecting Authorize.net to our system for membership, event and other payment ease has been excellent and we have experienced no problems whatsoever.
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TSYS
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Visa
I have no experience directly with the support offered by Authorize.Net.
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TSYS
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Visa
Authorize.net is a reliable and affordable payment processing service that offers more robust security than other services, such as Stripe or PayPal with their monthly fees at $25 dollars month lot of people may be turned off by these high prices but you get what you pay for - protection against fraud in risky transactions so I would recommend using Authorize.net if this matters to your business!
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TSYS
Clover and square were up front with all fees. [I think] TSYS will try to sell you their product saying medical credit card processing has to be HIPAA complaint. [I feel] [this] is [not] true. They will say they don't have a minimum processing fee. [I feel] [this] is also not true.
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Return on Investment
Visa
  • Lets us charge cards so we can get paid on time, every time.
  • It was very difficult to setup the DocuSign integration the first time, but after we got it setup, it's made the onboarding process very easy. That probably saves about 30 minutes every time we get a new client.
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TSYS
  • Positive impact on work flow- employees can quickly cross-reference reports to close out the day
  • TSYS can be expensive. We are considering alternatives as we continue to improve our practice.
  • More than one employee can be logged in at one time allowing for responsibilities to be shared to help with work flow and productivity.
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