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An INSIDE Analysis of Credit Card Processing and the Payment Industry
Understanding the Payment Industry is a tough task. Merchants are faced with confusing statements, hundreds of various payment processing fees, and numerous processing options offered by Merchant Service Providers, Payment Gateways, and other payment processing entities. The PAYMENTINSIDER provides articles, posts, and whitepapers on the Payment Industry, including this article, Authorize.net Payment Gateway, with the goal of creating transparency in this marketplace.

Authorize.net Payment Gateway

Authorize.Net is a payment gateway service provider allowing merchants to accept credit card and electronic check payments through websites and Internet auction sites. Accepts all major credit and debit cards Authorize.Net eCheck.Net Fraud protection services, including Address Verification Service (AVS) and Card Code Verification (CVV2) Simplifies PCI Compliance Recurring or subscription billing  

PayPal Payment Gateways

A payment gateway links your website to your processing network and merchant account, and enables credit card payments for online transactions. Like most gateways, the Payflow payment gateways offered by PayPal, handle all major credit cards. Accepts all major credit and debit cards, plus PayPal and PayPal Credit payment options Buyers can also use mobile optimized checkout when they shop from their smartphones Reduces the workload of PCI Compliance Fraud protection services Recurring billing Buyer … Read More »

What is a Payment Gateway

A payment gateway is an e-commerce application service that submits credit card payments for e-businesses, online retailers, and other online storefronts. It acts as the equivalent of a physical point of sale terminal, located in most retail outlets. Payment gateways protect credit card details by encrypting sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, to ensure that information is passed securely between the customer and the merchant and also between merchant and the payment processor. This … Read More »