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Member
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Registered: ‎08-28-2013

Passing a zero dollar value?

In some cases I would like to offer customers a coupon code to allow customers a FREE product however I cannot get Authorize.net to allow and accept the $0 dollar value. Has anyone else experience this problem any methods, tips or solutions would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance for your time.
Member
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎08-28-2013

Re: Passing a zero dollar value?

Is there a reason why you would want to charge them? Maybe to show in your merchant account? 

 

1.- Check if the amount is $0.00 and don't even attempt a transaction.

2.- You can try an authorization for $0.01 and then void it or let it expire in 30 days.  I've seen charges on my CC statement that never settle.

 

There might be other options as well.

 

Expert
Posts: 4,525
Registered: ‎03-08-2010

Re: Passing a zero dollar value?

Yeah, even with zero dollar amount, you will pay a transaction fee.

Member
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Registered: ‎04-13-2015

Re: Passing a zero dollar value?

How can I pass 0 dollar value in authorized.net payment gateway system.