If you need a Gateway Account* or Merchant Account** contact our Tech Center at 406-363-0514 or fill out the initial application form below. We exclusively recomend Authorize.Net, one of the most trusted names in internet payment gateway services in the industry. We have been working with Authorize.Net since 1997 and can get you our parter rates if you don't already have an account.
* An Authorize.Net Payment Gateway Account is the communication tool that enables you to authorize card and electronic check payments. Once the payment is approved the transaction goes through a settlement process. EFT transactions do not require a Merchant Service Provider and settle to your bank account. Card transactions are passed to your MSP for settlement into your bank account.
The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway manages the complex rouiting of sensitive customer information through the credit card and electronic check processing networks (see an online payments diagram). The company adheres to strict industry standards for payment processing, including:
- 256-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for secure Internet Protocol (IP) transactions.
- Industry leading encryption hardware and software methods and security protocols customer information.
- Compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.
** A Merchant Account is an account setup through a Merchant Service Provider for the purpose of settling Card transactions for your organization. A Card Not Present (CNP) merchant account is used by merchants who receive payments electronically or in situations where payment is not physically presented to the merchant by the consumer at the time of the transaction. A Card Present (CP) merchant account is used by merchants who receive payments in a physical location, where payment is physically presented to the merchant by the customer at the time of the transaction.
If you need help determining if you already have a Merchant Account or have any other questions:
Call the tech center at 406.363.0514.