To meet the demand for greater, more flexible access to real-time electronic transaction processing, transaction processing providers are lowering the barriers of entry, and opening the interfaces to their systems, allowing developers an opportunity to create custom interfaces for electronic commerce systems. In this article we show how easy it can be to connect your website to these systems and add real-time credit card processing to your programming arsenal.
All of this text, and Iíve only scratched the surface of what is possible with transaction authorization providers such as Authorize.net, CyberCash, and others. All of these companies provide full-service transaction services and robust interfaces for developers to interact with them. While this article has only touched on one method of interacting with transaction services, I hope that it has shown you how easy it is to link to a verification system and provide customized credit card verification for your business or internet store.