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Authorize.Netâ„¢ WebLink allows Internet-based businesses to authorize, process, and manage credit card transactions without worrying about all the complicated software, hardware, and expertise normally associated with processing payments over the Web.

When online customers are ready to purchase products or services from a merchant's Web site, WebLink either captures the necessary information (name, credit card number, etc.) from the site's own secure transaction page or displays a standard WebLink transaction page, hosted on an Authorize.Net server, for the customer to fill out.

This information is encrypted using 40 or 128 bitSecure Socket Layer technology and sent to an Authorize.Net transaction server. The server then sends the data through the authorization network to the appropriate card issuer's bank over a secure, proprietary connection. When the authorization process is complete -- this takes around five seconds -- the customer receives an approval or decline response, and the Authorize.Net server stores the transaction. Transactions are automatically settled each day and funded within 2-3 days.

Linking a merchant's Web site to the Authorize.Net system is simple. The merchant's Web site designer or developer simply inserts a few lines of HTML code that we provide to establish the link. Authorize.Net supports most available shopping cart software, so it integrates easily with most e-commerce solutions.

Below is an example of the basic code needed to link to WebLink:

<form action = "https://secure.authorize.net/gateway/transact.dll">
<input type = "hidden" name = "x_login" value = "MyLoginID">
<input type = "hidden" name = "x_version" value = "3.0">
<input type = "hidden" name = "x_show_form" value = "payment_form">
<input type = "hidden" name = "x_amount" value = "1.00">
<input type = "submit" value = "Click Here for Secure Order">
</form>

Merchants can also check the status of transactions or run reports on past activity by going to the Authorize.Net Web site and logging on to their own password-protected Authorize.Net site. Online businesses can also use the Authorize.Net Virtual Terminal to enter payment information manually if customers prefer to call in with their credit card information.