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Does Authorize.net allow charging convenience Fees?

We have an integration with Auth.net , and was looking for options if it would allow charging convenience fees.  

In other words does it have separate APIS or allow passing parameters to API so that a fee can be charged as a convenience fees. 

 

Please advise . 

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@admin == Can you please respond . We are looking if Auth.net allows

a> some settings at the account level which will allow them to charge an additional fees whenever a transaction request come for that account

b> have an API , where we will post the transaction amount but Auth.net will create a new transaction with fees for that.

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Re: Does Authorize.net allow charging convenience Fees?

Hello @debasishbose2k

 

We don't offer an API or feature specifically for convenience fees, but you could use customer profiles to securely store payment details and then run two separate transactions for each purchase by your customer.

 

Richard

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Hi RIchard

 

THanks for the suggestion . We did also thought of that suggestion as well that we will charge that transaction twice . However , the end customer , does not want to reflect their name in the 2nd transaction , on the contrary, they want the Payment processor(gateway)  to charge the 2nd transaction (fees) and that charge is not noted in our application . In other words , they want the fees charging as application agonostic  and consider it separatelty . I was told there was some legal/state mandated rules for doing that.

 

With that being said , can this is be achived via integration with auth net ? (ex when creating the profile , we select some flag which tells that always add a 2nd charge whenever a charge is made to this profile OR , as part of transaction, indicate whether a 2nd charge is needed and for how much dollar amount , OR any other solution)

 

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Deb

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@RichardH  -- One more followup  . In the event the need is constant , which means, for a particular Merchant account , Auth.net is told to charge a fixed fees anytime a transaction is posted,  can that be done ? Do you have any account level feature , which if enabled/setup can automatically post a new fee transaction , anytime a payment is posted ? Please advise .

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@debasishbose2k

 

I can see how this feature could be useful, but we do not currently offer what you describe.


You are welcome to post this as a new feature using our Ideas forum. This will allow others to vote on and make suggestions to improve the request.

Richard

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Good Afternoon:

 

I am a Business Advocate for Beyond, a merchant services company, and have several business owners who also wish to be able to add a credit card surcharge as a separate charge specifically for CREDIT CARDS only,, as surcharging Debit/Check cards is not allowed by the card brands. The customer must have the option to opt out and replace a credit card number with a debit card number OR cancel the transaction altogether, should the customer not wish to incur this fee.

 

Our company is a partner with Auth.Net and would like to enhance our relationship with you guys to be able to offer this to all of the state that allow credit card surcharging.

 

How can our Beyond technical team assist in making this possible?

 

Debbie Johnson

Business Advocate/Trusted Advisor

Beyond

M.  979-777-1601

 

www.GetBeyond.com

We Go Above and Beyond to Earn Your Business Every Single Day - NO CONTRACTS EVER!!

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@Djaggie90

Do you do ecommerce? If this is in person the person cashing out the transaction can do this charge. If it is ecommerce I can’t think of a better way to lose customers than to advertise a surcharge for using credit cards. My primary background is in business, marketing, and corporate finance, and I do believe you are far better off just eating 3% of the transaction. To deny the whole sale on this amount is kind of tough, although there are a good number of industries where margins are so razor thin that this can be a concern. Going on 20 years ago I worked at a gas station. The cc fees eat into them good on gasoline, and they had an interesting approach - just charge everyone more, regardless of how they pay.
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Hello I have same issue please help me as well

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You asked that I have the same issue please help me as well.

I would let you know when I find any good solution.

You can find some solutions at InsideCricSport. Thanks.

 

There are many answers above but I don't know what to do. So, I decided to forget this topic and focus on the upcoming Vivo IPL 2020. Later, I'll find solutions to this.

Matt