Last Updated on May 23, 2021 by Rajeev Bagra
Owned by Visa, Authorize.Net is a popular payment gateway service provider accepting payments for merchants in US, Canada, Australia, and Europe.
The core service provided by a payment gateway service provider is to include software such that a merchant or a website owner can securely receive payment in the form of a number of options including credit card/debit card, net banking through merchant’s website/e-store.
There are internet marketing strategies by which one can improve payment receipts through sales/donations by thoughtfully including payment buttons and links on one’s website/e-store.
One of the strategies is to integrate your online forms with payment buttons such that a user can fill the form and pay the amount in one instance. For this to happen, we recommend WPForms for your WordPress site.
The Pro plan of WPForms comes with PayPal and Stripe addons, Elite plan with Authorize.Net addon.
For a business in India, both PayPal and Stripe do not include any setup or monthly fee. Instead, they work on pay as you go model.
Stripe appears cheaper with 2% fee for cards issued in India and 3% for cards issued outside India. Check Stripe pricing here. For PayPal, 4.40% plus fixed fee (0.30 USD in case currency USD). To view PayPal charges, click here.
Here is a useful comparison between Stripe and Authorize.Net that should help decide which one you intend to go for while putting PayPal in perspective: Stripe vs. Authorize.Net: Which Is Better for Your Business?
To know how to integrate PayPal with your online forms using WPForms, click here.
For Stripe, click here.
Here are some of the features that you can have while integrating Authorize.Net with WPForms:
- Accept one time or recurring payments through all major credit cards.
- Apply Conditional Logic while accepting payment.
- Advanced fraud detection technology of Authorize.Net.
The drag & drop process includes connecting your WPForms with Authorize.Net account. Next, adding Authorize.Net to your desired form. You can set recurring subscription payment as well apply conditional logic. For instance, letting user decide if he or she intends to make one time payment or recurring payment.
Here is a demo how to add Authorize.Net as a way to accept payments with your online forms using WPForms (Elite Plan).
If you are a developer, you would like to add your own creativity. WPForms gives the option to tweak with the coding for additional customization. So after activating Authorize.Net addon, you can add custom codes to send an invoice number through to Authorize.Net payments.
Open source WordPress CMS is developed in PHP computer programming language. PHP too is open source, means one can view/edit the source code in their own applications (What is PHP?). The purpose of WordPress is to provide end users an easy way to post content or operate an e-store with zero programming knowledge. Yet, for developers, there is always an opportunity to apply own PHP codes for added functionalities.