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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Authorize.Net

Authorize.Net is best for mid to large size companies that need to process large transactions and are worried about fraud or potential chargebacks. Small businesses are probably better off going with a different option since there are many less expensive options out there that offer very similar features for credit card processing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vantiv

Vantiv is excellent for companies that need to be able to accept credit cards and want to keep accurate reports. However, if you ever need to contact customer service or your account rep, be prepared to be extremely frustrated. Vantiv recently merged with another company, and we are having a very difficult time getting information from our account manager about how to access out account now.
Heather Frick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Authorize.Net

  • There’s a lot to love about Authorize.Net. They provide a ton of free add-on features, including fraud prevention filters, a simple checkout system, subscription/recurring billing and customer information storage for shipping addresses and payment info so your customers won’t have to reenter it every time.
  • They also provide e-check processing (even without a merchant account) for an extra fee.
  • I also like that you can use the AuthNet virtual terminal with a USB card reader.
Mona Rajhans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vantiv

  • Vantiv's credit card processing terminal is very straightforward, easy to use, and fast.
  • Vantiv's credit card dispute portal provides beneficial information regarding disputes and chargebacks. Even the customer number associated with the charge is provided, which cuts down on time needed to research conflicts.
  • The Vantiv homepage/dashboard is structured in a very easy to navigate fashion.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Authorize.Net

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vantiv

  • Better customer service
  • Roll the monthly service fee into the monthly billing
  • Better communication with account reps
Heather Frick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Authorize.Net

No score
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Vantiv

Vantiv 7.0
Based on 1 answer
As long as Vantiv continues to improve and we can get better responses from customer service, we will likely continue to use Vantiv. However, if customer service declines, we will likely look for something else
Heather Frick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Authorize.Net

Authorize.Net 5.0
Based on 2 answers
I have no experience directly with the support offered by Authorize.Net.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vantiv

Vantiv 5.0
Based on 2 answers
Many customer support employees of Vantiv do not seem to know much about the Vantiv website. I have been transferred around to as many as four different people to get an answer to what I thought was a simple question. I am not sure if it would be possible to receive adequate support for a more complex issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Authorize.Net

Authorize.net is often on the more complex end to implement (at least for custom implementations). Stripe and Braintree are somewhat more developer-friendly and also have more intuitive user interfaces (for management and day-to-day use).Some other services also have better price points - be sure to shop around.But, it has a longer history than some services and high support among third-party software, plugins and other solutions.
Chris Putnam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vantiv

Vantiv provides many more options in the way of reporting than Authorize.Net and Paypal. Vantiv also lets you link multiple accounts to one login, which saves a lot of time. I would say that Vantiv's website is less reliable than that of Authorize.Net or Paypal, which can be extremely frustrating when trying to meet deadlines.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Authorize.Net

  • Authorize.Net has really helped smooth out the payment process for our larger customers. They often have multiple accounts they need to pay for in one transaction and/or a high dollar amount to process.
  • We have never had to deal with a chargeback from a transaction processed in Authorize.Net. We get chargebacks from our other platform a few times every month.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vantiv

  • Increased subscription sales
  • Increased visibility for our magazine
  • Decreased ability to maintain accurate reporting due to recent merge
Heather Frick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Authorize.Net

General

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

Authorize.Net Editions & Modules

Edition
All-in-One Option25 & 2.9% + $0.301
Payment Gateway Only$252
  1. monthly gateway/per transaction
  2. monthly gateway
Additional Pricing Details

Vantiv

General

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

Vantiv Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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