Credit Card Gateways

In the article, “An Overview of Taking Credit Cards“, I mentioned a “gateway”. Here I will go into more details on gateways. 

A gateway is the link between your client’s e-commerce store and their credit card processor. They don’t have to have a gateway to take credit cards on-line. Instead they can manually take credit card order info from their e-commerce store and input the information themselves. However, unless they have a very low volume store, they will find the hassle of re-inputting the info and the chances of making mistakes makes the extra fees of a gateway seem reasonable. If they aren’t sure, they can start without the gateway and add it later.

Authorize.Net Preferred Reseller

Clients ask me who I recommend for a gateway service. I like Authorize.Net. I have been using them for quite a while and know they are solid and reputable. I’ve used others with mixed results. For that reason, I became a partner with to make it easier to sign up clients. You can go to Authorize.Net’s Site for prices and more info. You don’t need to be a HomeBasedWeb or Blarneystone client to use get my pricing at Authorize.Net.

One added note when setting your client up — they will need to get a merchant account before getting the gateway since the gateway will be asking for merchant account number and other info from the credit card processor.

Use the comments section below for any questions or comments.

One Response to Credit Card Gateways

  • ecommerce solution says:

    Gateway plays an important part in entire eCommerce transaction, so here it is of very much necessary to procure one reliable gateway solution.

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