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Add authorize.net emulator for online payments

My organization currently uses an authorize.net emulator for online credit card payments. With this we only pay small incremental charges per transaction. If we have to use any of the currently available (in WA) online payment systems our expenses will go up quite a bit (well over $1000 just for membership dues). Please add the authorize.net emulator. We could handle our renewals much more efficiently and at a reasonable expense.

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    jean sennettjean sennett shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Jim RisingJim Rising commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Also, I disagree with the statement: "implementing such emulators is actually the same amount of work as working with other payment processor using native API."

        I have developed multiple gateway integrations, and the authorize.net emulator implementations are nearly identical to the native gateway apis. That's kind of the point.

        If your software has good separation, you should be able to almost copy your authnet code verbatim.

      • Jim RisingJim Rising commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is another request for support of authorize.net emulation. There are several popular gateways that use this ... NMI, USAePay, InstantMerchant ... are three examples. It is literally a matter of giving developers the ability to populate the gateway URL.

      • Team PaymentsAdminTeam Payments (Payments and Finances features, Wild Apricot) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Walt: Authorize.Net emulator is some other payment processor that uses Authorize.Net API to work with. So we have "genuine" Authorize implemented, but as Evgeny has noted earlier we are not going to support any other payment systems using Auth.Net API soon.

        Main reason for this is that implementing such emulators is actually the same amount of work as working with other payment processor using native API.

        So if you want some specific payment system implemented - please create a corresponding idea for it.

        Oleg aka ONe Apricot @ Payments team

      • Walt BilofskyWalt Bilofsky commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @jean - Go to Settings - Finances - Payment settings - Edit and look at the dropdown list of payment processors.

        @Apricots - I see authorize.net in the list, so shouldn't this be marked as implemented? (And thank you.) :)

      • jean sennettjean sennett commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We use Network Merchants LLC (NMI). I'll send you a message with a bit more info on how they say it works.

      • jean sennettjean sennett commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I understand that changes are frequently more complicated than we users comprehend but I was told by someone on the authorize.net emulator side of the process that all that needed to be changed was the website that was pointed to. If we could use this for our renewals and new member applications it would make life much easier for us. To add a new online payment service for this function would be cost prohibitive. Please reconsider. Thanks.

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