In order to avoid unnecessary impact to our merchants' business, the planned ending of support for Internet Explorer 6 has been delayed. At this time, a cut-off date is TBD. Please check back regularly for additional updates. In the meantime, we strongly recommend that all merchants update to the most current version of their preferred browser to help remediate a potential security vulnerability. This is particularly critical for merchants using IE 6.
As you may be aware, an Internet-wide security issue has been reported that affects anyone using Internet Explorer (IE) 6 or older as their Internet browser. This issue is commonly referred to as POODLE and affects older browsers, which use SSL version 3. Authorize.Net itself is not vulnerable to POODLE, but we are making changes to our systems to assure that we are providing our merchants and their customer with the highest degree of security possible.
As of 7:00 AM Pacific time, Friday, October 17th, Authorize.Net will be preventing access to the Merchant Interface and our Support Center for anyone currently using IE6 or older.
If you are using Internet Explorer, please make sure you are using the most current version of Internet Explorer in order to ensure no disruption to your business processes.
Additionally, if you are using a third-party solution to post transactions to the Authorize.Net system, please contact your solution provider to ensure that your solution's integration with the Authorize.Net API does not rely on SSL version 3.
If you have any questions, please contact Customer Support. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
As you've probably heard by now, Apple recently launched a new payment service that will be available with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The new service is called Apple Pay, and Authorize.Net is one of the first companies to offer support for the new feature.
What hasn't been discussed much is the tokenization technology that Apple Pay is using to drive its new payment solution. The behind-the-scenes story of what happens when customers use Apple Pay is what truly makes the Apple announcement an important milestone for Authorize.Net and the payments industry in general.
Rajat Taneja, Executive Vice President of Technology for Visa, Inc. (our parent company), recently wrote a great article describing the new technology and how it applies to the payments ecosystem.
Today's case study focuses on a UK merchant named Optimize Press. Optimize Press is a popular WordPress plug-in that makes it easy to transform WordPress websites into lead-generation and sales-conversion platforms. What makes this UK-based company unique is that 80% of their customers are based in the U.S.
James Dyson, owner of OptimizePress, explained, "We have the peace of mind of knowing that we can rely on the Authorize.Net Payment Gateway for secure, reliable, payment processing in support of our expansion plans."
Read the case study to learn more about OptmizePress and how they use Authorize.Net to grow their business globally.
Last month, David Schwartz introduced the Authorize.Net Merchant of the Week. Several merchants with unique products and successful business models have been highlighted on our Facebook page. Each of them has a unique story to share; if you haven't yet, go check them out today!
Over the next two weeks, we will highlight a couple of merchants in the UK that were kind enough to share how the Authorize.Net services have helped them to grow faster and manage international orders.
Today we are sharing the story of Wiggly Wigglers who operates a successful e-commerce store from the quaint, countryside town of Herefordshire. Wiggly Wigglers has found success in selling worms, goat socks and flowers throughout the UK with their tagline, "Bringing Country Living to Life."
Read more about their business and how they have handled increased demand with Authorize.Net.
Authorize.Net is currently exhibiting at the Internet Retailer Convention and Expo (IRCE) at Chicago's McCormick place through June 12th. If you're in the area, stop by booth #1529 to say hello, hear what's new, grab some swag and maybe a latte or cappuccino.
Many companies use tradeshows and conferences as a great way to drum up new business and partnerships, attend educational sessions and, of course, network.
While we definitely do that, too, we here at Authorize.Net also love the opportunity tradeshows provide to meet and visit with our existing customers and partners. In today's digital age, it's a great reminder of the real people and stories that are behind every business name or customer number. We love to chat and learn about the different businesses that are out there, the many ways in which people are using our services and answer any questions about our platform.
We've got two tradeshows coming up in June: Internet Retailer in Chicago, IL, and Internet World in London, UK. Both are great shows and give you the chance to interact with some of us at Authorize.Net. If you're attending either of these shows, please stop by, say hi and collect some Authorize.Net swag!
We hope to see you there!
Posted by: David Schwartz, Sr. Marketing Director
One aspect that I truly love about my job is the opportunity to interact with Authorize.Net merchants and learn about all of the unique businesses that use the Authorize.Net platform for managing their payments needs. From startups to non-profits to brick and mortar retailers, we’ve got over 400,000 customers, which means over 400,000 stories to tell.
This week, we begin a new feature on our Facebook page in which we showcase a merchant each week and highlight their particular business.
Our first merchant is Growers Alliance Coffee, a fine gourmet, organic and fair trade coffee company based out of Jacksonville, Florida. Check out their video below to learn more about the company and make sure you visit and like our Facebook page to see our regular updates, including each week’s Merchant of the Week.
If you are interested in seeing your business featured, please send us an email.
The Merchant of the Week is selected at the sole discretion of Authorize.Net and due to the high volume of merchants interested in participating, we regret that we are not able to honor all requests or respond to all inquiries about the program.
Transact 14 is in full swing at the Mandalay Bay. If you are around, stop by booth #406 and say hello to the Authorize.Net team.
Posted by: Todd Whittaker, Alliance Team Manager
Visit us at Transact 14!
As usual, Authorize.Net will be exhibiting at the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) Convention and Expo, now known as Transact 14. Though the name has changed this year, we expect the conference to be just as great and rewarding as in years past.
This year the show is back at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, April 8-10, and we’re excited to meet with our many valued resellers and partners attending the show. Be sure to stop by booth #406 to learn about our plans for the upcoming year, discuss the industry in general and enjoy a free coffee or hot chocolate from our beverage stand. We’ll also have swag and sweets and a place for you to rest your feet if need be.
See you in Vegas!
Posted by: Alex Burgin, Sr. Sales Director
Authorize.Net and Volusion have had a close partnership in the United States for over 10 years and share thousands of merchants across our respective platforms. As a leading provider of e-commerce software and services for small- to medium-sized organizations, I’m happy to let you know that we are expanding our partnership to include support throughout the UK and Europe. This expansion provides numerous benefits for current and future merchants including support for currency localization and the ability for merchants to access Authorize.Net services directly through Volusion in major global markets.
The thousands of merchants that we share have access to some of the industry’s leading e-commerce solutions, from Authorize.Net’s fraud and data tokenization tools to Volusion’s store builder and all-in-one e-commerce platform. The expansion of our partnership demonstrates that we are committed to working together to help our merchants achieve success and grow their business.
I asked Neil Patel, Head of Business Development for Volusion, for his thoughts on the partnership and he shared, “Authorize.Net has been a key partner of Volusion’s, and we are thrilled to be able to expand that partnership to our global customer base. We believe the end-to-end combination that Volusion and Authorize.Net offer creates a best-of-class solution for merchants in the U.S., UK and Europe.”
If you are interested in learning more, please contact me at .