Virtual Point of Sale (VPOS)

Authorize.Net's Virtual Point of Sale (VPOS) turns any Internet-connected computer into a point-of-sale (POS) terminal with the simple addition of an inexpensive USB Human Interface Device (HID) swipe card reader.

Standard Feature: FREE

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Features & Benefits

VPOS is an easy-to-implement, easy-to-use, secure, and low-cost solution.

Suitable for merchants of any size, VPOS is ideal for mall kiosks, doctors' clinics, lawyers' offices, trade shows, etc.

Quick Setup

Our browser-based, hosted solution is enabled by simply plugging the swipe card reader into a USB port on your computer. For receipts, use your existing printer or a retail receipt printer.

Risk Management

Sensitive data is stored in the Authorize.Net PCI-compliant data center, never on your computer.


Unlike other solutions, VPOS maintains a locked connection between your card reader and browser, and alerts you if there is an unauthorized attempt to connect to the reader.

Fast Checkout Times

Speed up checkout lines and improve customer satisfaction by authorizing credit card transactions in as little as three seconds.

Swipe Card Readers

VPOS-compatible swipe card readers can be purchased from a variety of POS providers for approximately $50.00 - $80.00.

There are several compatible models.


Centurion models:

  • 21073075 configured to security level 2
  • 21040101
  • 21040102
  • 21040146
  • 21040140

ID Technologies

  • MiniMag II model IDMB-335133BM
  • MiniMag II model IDMB-335133M
  • MiniMagDUO model IDMB-355133BM
  • MiniMagDUO model IDMB-355133M


VPOS is compatible with any standard 8.5" x 11" laser or ink jet printer.

If you prefer a thermal receipt printer, we recommend the Epson ReadyPrint T20 and Epson TM-T88V Receipt Printer.

System Requirements

Microsoft™ Windows™ 7 or Windows 8

Microsoft™ Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher

Virtual Point of Sale Case Study

With the simple addition of a credit card reader to an existing PC and wireless network, Vinyl Renaissance began processing virtual point-of-sale (VPOS) payments. Learn how this merchant grew beyond an e-commerce website into a new retail storefront, without the costs of adding phone lines.


FAQs: Virtual Point of Sale

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Virtual Point of Sale (VPOS) Video Demo

Learn how to turn any Internet-connected computer into a point-of-sale (POS) terminal.

"The advantage of VPOS is that we didn't have to add a larger amount of costly equipment. We could just use our existing computer, and I knew that would save us a bundle."


Dan Phillips, Vinyl Renaissance