Setting Up Your Merchant Account

Created by Help Desk 2, Modified on Tue, 06 Jun 2023 at 05:57 PM by Help Desk 2

Setting Up Your Merchant Account


Having a merchant account in place is essential for every membership organization. It enables seamless online payments, making it convenient for non-members to join and pay through your website. Existing members can also easily renew using a credit card, and your online store and ad sales system will accept immediate payments. Furthermore, your event registration system will allow both members and the public to register and pay online. By activating a merchant account, chambers experience increased cash flow and faster payments.


We highly recommend using Fair Commerce, who will help you set up an Authorize.net account. This option offers great flexibility, especially for chambers of commerce. It supports automated monthly membership dues billing and enables electronic check payments. However, if you prefer a simpler solution, PayPal is also a viable choice, particularly for smaller chambers.


RECOMMENDED: Sign Up for an Authorize.net Account

Ideal for chambers seeking the most flexible merchant account, Authorize.net offers numerous features. From automated monthly billing for membership dues to accepting electronic checks, it is our preferred choice.


If you decide to sign up for an Authorize.net merchant account, our engineering team will need the following information to configure it with your new system:


1. User Name

2. Password

3. Answer to the Secret Question


Once the setup is complete, we kindly request that you change your password and secret question to ensure the security of your merchant account.


To Sign Up for a PayPal Account


If you opt for a PayPal merchant account, our engineering team will require the following information to configure it with your new system:


1. User Name

2. Password


Once the setup is finished, we recommend changing your password and secret question for the safety of your merchant account.


We also provide support for the following merchant account services:


- Authorize.net

- Heartland/Portico

- ProPay

- eProcessing Network

- QuantumGateway Network

- Merchant eSolutions (MeS Payment Gateway)

- Durango

- Pay Junction

- Payflow

- Virtual Merchant (Elavon)

- Linkpoint - YourPay (Please change the store ID, user name, password, and tax ID after system integration is complete.)

- First Data Global Gateway e4

- Beanstream

- USAePay

- Transaction Central

- iTransact

- Cybersource

- IATS

- PayLeap

- PayPal

- CheckCare


Setting up your merchant account is a crucial step towards efficient payment processing. Whether you choose Authorize.net or PayPal, we're here to guide you through the setup process and ensure a seamless integration with your new system. If you have any questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to our support team.

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