07-01-2011 10:07 AM
ARB can only be used for recurring billing with fixed amounts, as you've already noticed. What you need is our Customer Information Manager or CIM. With this service, you store your customer's information on our secure servers and can then set up recurring billing information using your customer profiles. This allows you to do recurring billing in variable amounts. You can check out the blog post here for more info and a comparison to ARB.
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07-13-2011 06:05 AM
than you for the explanation!
I integrated hosted CIM in the test mode and have one more question. Shipping Information seems to be optional. Is it possible to hide the whole section?
I tried the approach described at http://community.developer.authorize.net/t5/Integration-and-Testing/Hiding-the-Shipping-Info-portion... but this seems to have no effect on the hosted CIM form.
07-19-2011 11:04 AM
No, it is not possible to hide the shipping information option if you are using the manage profiles page. The only way to avoid this would be instead to only prompt your customers directly with pages to create or update their payment profiles and not load the whole page.
07-19-2011 12:21 PM
I was really not expecting this.. but it happened by accident and seems to contradict what's been explained here about the shipping info display on the Hosted CIM system.
I'm using a test account to get the CIM system working. I've managed to get all the individual parts working and am now just in the process of integrating all that mess into my own system. No problems there.
This isn't really a 'problem', but I'm using my TEST account information for all of these processes.
When we logged in to the LIVE account, and changed the form field parameters to remove the shipping information fields from the Hosted CIM screen, they were removed from the screen as requested.. but they were removed from the screen on the test account.
This is no big deal because the test account doesn't need the shipping fields to be shown either.. but how is it that by changing those settings in the live account did the resulting screen change on the test account?
I'm assuming that it is because of the domain name that is sending the information to the server.
Like I said, it isn't causing any problems at all.. it was just unexpected.
Also, this pretty much answers the questions that was asked about how to remove the shipping address fields from the hosted CIM page. You just manually uncheck them as being displayed in your merchant login screen.
At least, that's what made our's dissappear.