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Registered: ‎08-17-2019

Anyone use Authorize.net?

I use Authorize.net for my Shopify shop. I would prefer to use Shopify's own payment processing (which is via Stripe), but because I sell dietary supplements, I'm prohibited.

Authorize.net assigned me the Merchant Service Provider (MSP) of Cybersource. I didn't realize this was going to be the case - I just assumed that everything is done via Authorize.net.

After potential customers couldn't pay via their AMEX cards, I asked Cybersource what's up and they said I need to get a separate American Express merchant account. I though the whole point of utilizing Authorize.net is so that I don't need to contract directly with credit card processors...

I'm not sure whether I should stick with Authorize.net (I believe I already paid a setup fee). I'm limited because some won't do dietary supplements. Does anyone have experience with other MSP's I can choose? Authorize.net tells me that if I switch, it's going to be another 10 cent per transaction.

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Re: Anyone use Authorize.net?

@yulig5

My clients all use the merchant services at their bank.