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    Default Difference Between Authorize.net (SIM) and Authorize.net (AIM)

    I would like the know what the difference between Authorize.net (SIM) and Authorize.net (AIM). I have looked around and have not found any place that explains it well.
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    Default Re: Difference Between Authorize.net (SIM) and Authorize.net (AIM)

    The Authorize.net site would be the best place to get the detailed list of differences.

    Short version:
    - AIM gives a seamless experience to customers, since they can enter their card number directly on your site. Nice and simple and easy for the customer.
    - SIM requires that the customer be taken to the authnet website, which probably looks different than yours, where they enter their card data before being redirected back to your store to complete the order.

    The "A" in "AIM" stands for "Advanced".
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    Default Re: Difference Between Authorize.net (SIM) and Authorize.net (AIM)

    Ok, that is better expained that what I have read.
    Few more notes, does the Advanced version, support most credit cards, or do I have to enable this in the admin. Do I have to do check on the credit cards with this advanced version?
    Thanks
    Trying to cut down on the amount of pages the user has to go through

    Quote Originally Posted by DrByte View Post
    The Authorize.net site would be the best place to get the detailed list of differences.

    Short version:
    - AIM gives a seamless experience to customers, since they can enter their card number directly on your site. Nice and simple and easy for the customer.
    - SIM requires that the customer be taken to the authnet website, which probably looks different than yours, where they enter their card data before being redirected back to your store to complete the order.

    The "A" in "AIM" stands for "Advanced".

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    Default Re: Difference Between Authorize.net (SIM) and Authorize.net (AIM)

    Quote Originally Posted by joem83 View Post
    does the Advanced version, support most credit cards
    It supports whatever credit cards Authorize.net supports.
    Quote Originally Posted by joem83 View Post
    do I have to enable this in the admin
    In your store admin, you will have to enable whichever credit card types your Authorize.net account supports, after you find out that information from Authorize.net.
    With that information from them, go into Admin->Configuration->Credit Cards.
    Quote Originally Posted by joem83 View Post
    Do I have to do check on the credit cards with this advanced version?
    If you're asking whether you need to do due diligence to minimize your risk of fraud, yes. You have to do that with EVERY payment regardless of which payment module or gateway is used.
    You should NEVER offload risk management to anyone else.
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    Default Re: Difference Between Authorize.net (SIM) and Authorize.net (AIM)

    thank you, this is my first store. I know about security, and want to make sure everything is covered
    Thanks again

 

 

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