A Secure, Solid Standard, Just a Bit Stodgy
February 27, 2018

A Secure, Solid Standard, Just a Bit Stodgy

Chris Putnam | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Authorize.net

We implement Authorize.net as a payment gateway in a variety of situations, but primarily for ecommerce sites. I work with it primarily in an implementation, customization, and troubleshooting capacity. Authorize.net provides a secure and lower-risk method of collecting payment information online. Using Authorize.net can reduce PCI compliancy concerns for websites and businesses, and provide a cost-effective means of secure payment processing.
  • Security
  • Customer Service
  • Variety of Implementation methods, SDKs and APIs
  • Testing Methodology
  • User Interface
  • Documentation
  • Plug and play solutions
  • Higher efficiency of payment implementations
  • Higher security of payment collection options
  • PayPal Payments, Stripe and Braintree
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.
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If there is a third-party plugin or ready solution available, then typically integrating Authorize.net is very easy with that. In a more unique situation, a programmer might be needed. If collecting and/or saving payment, customer, and billing information, Authorize.net will likely fit well - possibly with some add-ons (such as CIM). Storing additional information may or may not be supported.