The Authorize.Net payment gateway is today’s ecommerce tool of choice for accepting payments over the Internet. Authorize.Net is an Internet based software tool that simulates the behavior of a credit card terminal in a secure, real-time environment. Authorize.Net can be used in three ways: 1.) It can be integrated into your website’s shopping cart as the Authorize.Net WebLink, 2.) It can be used as a ‘Virtual Terminal’ for manual key entered transactions without website integration as the Authorize.Net Virtual Terminal 3.) It can be used in a Retail setting as the Authorize.Net Virtual Point of Sale (VPOS) utilizing a Magtek card reader to swipe your customer’s card present transactions.