[ic] Authorizenet question?

Scott Martin smartin at steamvalve.com
Sun Feb 27 06:48:44 EST 2005

Duane Hinkley wrote:
> Scott Martin wrote:
>> Hi
>> Just the other day we had a credit card processing company salesman at 
>> our office. We currently take cards over the phone and asked him if 
>> they  do e commerce applications. He tells me they offer authorize.net 
>> & I need software at a cost of approx $ 500.00 US.
>> Is this something I really need or does the perl module take care of it?
>> Very new to all this but appreciate any suggestions, alternatives etc.
>> Thanks
>> Scott Martin
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> Be warry of Merchant account salesman.  They make their money off 
> commission so their goal is to sell you as much as possible.  I've seen 
> new businesses stuck with over $600 in a deluxe credit card terminal 
> equipment, high monthly fees and a three year contract.  They often 
> don't realize they can buy compatable equipment on Ebay for around $100 
> or they can buy a cheaper version equipment.  I've even had them  tack 
> on services I didn't request.
> Also read the agreement with them closely.  I had one sell me a one year 
> contract them claim is was a three year contract when I tried to cancel 
> after a year.  I was fortunate I read the contract and he didn't.
> It doesn't surprise me he wants you to buy more than you need.  All you 
> need is a Merchant Account and the Authorizenet gateway service.  You 
> also don't have to buy the Authorizenet service from your Merchant 
> account salesman.  If you have an existing merchant account you can 
> contact Authorizenet directly and they'll get you set up very quickly, 
> normal a day.


Thank you for the quick response! We are currently with BOA, with a 
terminal unit for entering numbers manually. If I ever get my site 
going, what is the best & most secure way of accepting credit cards?

Thanks Again
Scott Martin

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