Category Archives: Credit Card Processing

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How to obtain an Authorize.net Login and Transaction Key

What is the API Login ID? The API Login ID is a complex value that is at least eight characters in length, includes uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and/or symbols, and identifies your account to the payment gateway. (Example: 89MX0gtp247Q) … Continue reading

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How to obtain a Login and Transaction Key in Merchant Plus’ Navigate

Log into the Navigate gateway using your login and password. At the top navigation bar, find Profile and Settings and click on it. Located on the left side bar, you will see Account Settings. Below that, you will see Account, … Continue reading

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What is the difference between AIM and SIM?

From differencebetween.net SIM vs AIM When involved in online sales of products or services, you need the ability to accept online payments via credit cards. The main problem that is encountered with online payments is security. Credit card numbers that … Continue reading

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Credit card information will now be entered directly into Webtix

Previously, due to PCI regulations, our shopping cart had to direct patrons to Authorize.net to complete their purchase. This is called the SIM interface (Simple Integration Method). If the purchase is completed while in Webtix, this is called AIM (Advanced … Continue reading

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Windows 7, 8.1 moving to Windows 10’s cumulative update model

From arstechnica.com By Peter Bright Individual security fixes are out, combined packages are in. Microsoft is switching Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to a cumulative update model similar to the one used by Windows 10. The company is moving away … Continue reading

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Visa to Help Accelerate EMV Chip Migration and Support Merchants

From usa.visa.com 06/16/2016 Streamlined certification, financial and technical support to further accelerate EMV chip terminal deployment Modified chargeback policies will provide near term relief to merchants who are not yet chip-ready SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 16, 2016– Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) today … Continue reading

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Chip Cards Take So Long, Some Retailers Disabled Them For The Holidays – Forbes

Kate Ashford Forbes.com Last week, I did some shopping at a local CVS Pharmacy before Christmas. As I checked out, I inserted my chip-enabled credit card into the chip reader on the credit card machine. To my surprise, a message … Continue reading

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Slow Retail EMV Transition Miffs Bankers

From pymnts.com Banks are increasingly worried about the likelihood that they’ll look like the bad guys if merchants haven’t upgraded their point-of-sale systems to support EMV chip cards, and then are hit by fraud and have to pay for the … Continue reading

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Four Reasons Merchants Should Make the Switch to EMV Now

From entrepreneur.com By Tyler Vaughey You only need to turn on the news to know that fraud is an issue plaguing both consumers and businesses today. The almost-daily headlines serve as a reminder that customer information is highly coveted by … Continue reading

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