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What is Authorize.net?

Authorize.net is your payment gateway

A payment gateway is a service that allows accepting credit cards over the Internet. A payment gateway does for a website what a swipe terminal does for a physical store like a Wal-Mart: it encrypts the credit card data and sends it out securely over the payment network. Your 4aGoodCause pages will communicate with the payment gateway to process credit cards online.

Each time a donor submits a donation on your 4aGoodCause page we securely pass their card information to Authorize.net for processing. Authorize.net will "virtually" swipe the card. If the card is accepted then a transaction ID and approval is sent back to the donation page.

Each day Authorize.net will batch transactions received that day and send them to your merchant account for deposit.

More information:  

Authorize.net Website

How credit card payments work.