Today's online marketplace is extremely competitive. Providing your large company or small business customers with convenient online credit card processing services is as important as selling a quality product or service. Research shows that consumers increasingly choose credit cards and ATM/debit cards as their preferred method of payment and Internet sales can increase by 100%.
For all online credit card processing, there are two parts: the authorization and the settlement.
Authorization means that the fund availability is verified and the funds (if available) are automatically put on hold. This important step defines the "approved" or "declined" status of a payment.
Settlement is the process by which the money that was put on hold is electronically captured and transferred into the merchant business company bank account. In most cases, this process takes 48-business hours.
Hometown Merchant Services is proud to be an Authorize.Net Payment Gateway provider. This online, secure credit card payment processing and ACH/electronic check processing program was developed with the Internet merchant in mind. The benefits of Authorize.Net include:
The Virtual Terminal
The Virtual Terminal was designed for manual entry of live online credit card and electronic check transactions as well as the administration and tracking of all transactions received through Authorize.Net. The Virtual Terminal is especially beneficial in the following situations:
The Web Link
The Web Link allows the merchant to link their Web Site directly to the Authorize.Net program. Customers are able to add products to their shopping cart and then purchase them by entering their credit card information and address online. Authorize.Net provides a Secure Socket Layer for transaction information and verifies each transaction through the Address Verification System for added protection. The merchant is also provided with a Payment Form template and Receipt Form template that can be customized for their site. With the Web Link, your Store becomes a completely automated, always open, money making machine.
Another add-on feature is the eCheck.Net, which allows the capture and processing of checking account information through the Automated Clearing House (ACH). This would allow the merchant to accept payments by check from those companies who need an alternative to paying online by credit card.
For more information about how our company can help your small business with our Online ndex.htm" class="copy">Online Credit Card Processing Service please feel free to give us a call!
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