The Authorize.Net secure, online application allows your prospective merchants to apply for an Authorize.Net Payment Gateway account and an optional merchant account. Your merchants can also add additional payment services such as eCheck.Net®, Advanced Fraud Detection Suite™ (AFDS), Customer Information Manager (CIM) and Automated Recurring Billing™ (ARB), using the online application.

Benefits of using the online application include:

  • Confirm that you are a legitimate business partner of Authorize.Net.
  • Help facilitate and speed up the merchant signup process.
  • Improve merchant conversions.

To ensure that you receive all associated commissions for each merchant who signs up using the online application, we have created a unique link for your Affiliate Reseller account.

You should have received your link in your welcome e-mail. If you need to obtain your unique online application link again, please use the following URL and simply replace the "xxxx" at the end with your Affiliate Reseller ID. If you don't know your reseller ID, please contact Affiliate Reseller Support at 1.866.682.4131.

Online Application URL:

For example, if your Affiliate Reseller ID is 9999, then you would use:


Your unique online application link can be sent to your prospective merchants via e-mail, placed on your website, or distributed in whatever way is best for your business. For your convenience, we have also created a "Sign Up Now" button for you to use:

To embed the "Sign Up Now" button on your website, please use the following HTML

<a href="{Insert your unique online applicaton link here}"><img src="" height="38" width="135" border="0" /></a>


Before your merchants can begin the application process, they will need to create a Login ID. Creating a Login ID allows you to save and modify your application before you submit it to Authorize.Net. To create an account and password, your merchants should:

  • Click Create Login ID from the online application home page.
  • Enter their e-mail address and their desired password.
  • Click Submit. They will be taken back to the online application home page where they can then sign in and begin their application.

During the application process, your merchants will need to provide the following:

  • Social Security Number or Tax ID.
  • Company information – name, address, phone, etc.
  • Account owner's information – name, address, phone, etc.
  • Banking information – used for billing purposes.
  • Merchant account information – details of their existing merchant account (if applicable).

If your merchants do not currently have a merchant account, they can sign up for one using the online application.

If your merchants have questions regarding any page or section of the application, they can click the Help link located in the upper right hand corner of any application page. These help files are extremely useful and should answer any questions they have.

They can also contact the Authorize.Net Affiliate Sales Department at 1.866.437.0476, Monday through Friday, 6 AM to 5 PM Pacific time (closed major holidays).

Once you have completed and submitted the application, Authorize.Net will review the provided information and contact your merchants directly concerning their accounts. If at any time your merchants have questions or need additional assistance, please have them contact Customer Support at 1.866.682.4131, Monday through Friday, 6 AM to 5 PM Pacific time (closed major holidays).