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Simple Checkout for ARB Transactions?

I like the option to integrate simple checkout for one-time transactions for those clients who want a quick solution and don't want to worry about PCI compliance.

 

However, is there a similar method for ARB transactions?  Is there an option which sends the customer to an authNet-hosted page where they can setup their own ARB?

 

Thanks

 

 

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Re: Simple Checkout for ARB Transactions?

No. But I wouldn't be surprised to see this functionality coming in 2011 as it is a fairly common request.


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Re: Simple Checkout for ARB Transactions?

Any updates to this function?

Thanks!

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Re: Simple Checkout for ARB Transactions?

I need reoccuring donation options for my non-profit. PayPal has it. It's called a subscription. But Authorize.net doesn't have it?!?!?!?  Amazing. 

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Re: Simple Checkout for ARB Transactions?

Yes, auth.net is quite behind the times.

They're the "Ma Bell" of the business.

However there may be good reasons why they are so far behind PayPal in this area.

Really like a moderator or Auth.net staff to update this thread.

Thank you, Tom

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Re: Simple Checkout for ARB Transactions?

Authorize.net actually has two ways to set up and manage subscriptions - ARB and CIM. It's just a bit more complicated than "click this button to subscribe".

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Re: Simple Checkout for ARB Transactions?

I saw the flag in CIM but no other information.  How do I setup the reoccuring options?

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Re: Simple Checkout for ARB Transactions?

With CIM, you set up a profile and billing profile for each person (using hosted CIM popups if you want easy PCI compliance), then use an automated script of your own to generate charges against those billing profiles. For instance, if you're charging people once a month, your script would run every morning, query your database for "give me all active subscriptions that are active and a month or more from last billing" and then generate a charge for each one, updating the status in your database depending on whether the charge succeeds or fails. The advantage of this method is you have total control over the charges, and can vary interval, charge amount every bill if you feel like it. You can do on-demand charging, even, as in charge whenever the customer balance goes over a certain amount. It's also slightly more reliable, since you don't have to worry about dealing with any occasional silent post failures.