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Old 2nd August 2006, 01:26 PM   #1
Corey Bryant
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The electronic payment gateways (LinkPoint, Verisign's Payflow Pro, and Authorizenet.com) will all support this functionality.

The LinkPoint payment gateway is probably one of the strongest out there. It is owned by the First Data Corporation. First Data has been doing electronic money transfers since 1871 and they were the first processor of both VISAŽ and MasterCardŽ bank-issued credit cards in 1976. First Data processed 12.2 billion transactions in North America alone in 2003. LinkPoint does not charge anything extra for their transactions and their recurring billing module is free.

Authorize.net is probably the most advertised electronic gateway. A lot of people think they can sign up with them and immediately start to accept credit cards. They do not release you need a merchant account as well. Authorize.net even uses the First Data platform to help facilitate transaction processing. Authorizenet.com usually charges $.10 per transaction on top of what the merchant account provider charges. They also charge to use their recurring billing module.

Verisign also has a payment gateway. Verisign is probably the most recognized name because they also offer other services and products for the internet (i.e. SSL certificates, domain registration, hosting, etc). You do not need to purchase everything from Verisign to have a successful e-commerce business. Verisign looks more expensive than Authorizenet.com but since they give 1,000 free transactions away, this is usually cheaper than that gateway.

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Old 15th September 2006, 03:04 PM   #2
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check out paypal again.. they just bought verisign, which means they have a more complete package to offer.

i've heard google checkout is having problems. i'd do research on them to see what people are reporting.

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