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.