I`m going to be using authorize.net for my payment gateway for farmer`s markets and fairs. I`ll be doing delayed transactions, and I guess they treat that the same as internet transactions without having the card right there when the charge is actually being made.
Also...if I might plug a cool company... Dharma Merchant Services is who I`m using. The owner is one of the guys who actually spearheaded authorize.net and they are completely run on wind and solar power! Definitely one to check out amidst your research if you don`t already have a merchant account as well.
Your delayed transactions are called an "authorized purchase", there are three types of Credit Card transactions.
1. Charge -which charges you right away (you can use this for a service or tangible good)
2. Authorized Purchase - you set the funds aside until you deliver or ship the item
3. Recurring Payment - Charges your customers every month
From what I understand, Authorize.net does not allow you to do that. Link Point allows you to have the following three implementations.
1. Virtual terminal - you access your POS via internet browser and create the ticket
2. API - You integrate it into your shopping cart, which most carts have the feature
3. LinkPoint Central - You create a button on your site, and you simply link it to your central POS, it`s like using paypal, the only difference is that you are charging through a CC processor instead of Pay Pal.
BTW.. why would you plug someone that we haven`t heard of? when you say he speared Authorized.net, what exactly do you mean? Did you know that Authorize.net was bought out by Pay Pal?
I would suggest going with Linkpoint instead of Authorize.net, Linkpoint has better customer support 24/7. Go get your free account
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