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What API for Freelancer.com Type Solution?

Hello All, 

 

I'm building a website where I act as a third party (similar to Freelancer.com). The user will pay for something, I'll hold the money and once the job is complete, I'll release the funds. Is this possible with Authorize.net? If so, what API would be the best to build off of. 

 

Thanks!

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Re: What API for Freelancer.com Type Solution?

you mean like a middle man. Not with authorize.net

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Re: What API for Freelancer.com Type Solution?

Yes. Could you recommend a solution for this? I'm going nuts trying to figure it out. :(

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I guess I could essentially be the "escrow" and the funds could be deposited directly into my business account. I would then release the funds upon completion of the event by the vendor. This will make it safe for the user. Is this a good solution?

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Re: What API for Freelancer.com Type Solution?

It's easy to set up something to collect the funds. Authorize.net can do that. The tough part is distributing the money back out. You can probably set up something through your bank that will give you an API for distributing money to a relatively limited number of people - like maybe up to a few hundred - but doing it dynamically to large numbers of people is much more difficult. What you could maybe do, assuming the people all live in the US, is just mail them a check if they request it and their balance is over a certain amount, or manually PayPal them. Direct money transfers would be reserved for whoever is doing the most business through you - sort of like a perk.

 

Go talk to your bank about ACH.

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Re: What API for Freelancer.com Type Solution?

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