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Authorize.net and storing the credit card info

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I have a need to store the customer's credit card information, as well as use Authorize.net to AUTH_ONLY the transaction.

 

I have the authorize.net piece working fine now - though it took quite a bit of fiddling on my end.

 

We use the AUTH_ONLY mode in authorize.net to pre-authorize a credit card, then manually capture the sale when we ship. There are many reasons we do this, but one is that the final price of many of our items is not the same as the list price.

 

The problem we have with the current model is that we cannot charge MORE than what we have pre-authorized without running the card through again.

 

With the current authorize.net modules, we no longer know what the credit card number is, so we have to contact the customer again and get his card number. Not very professional.

 

Has anyone integrated the cc.php module with the authorize.net module so that they store the credit card as well as automate the authorization of the transaction?

 

-t

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Storing the CC info is extremely dangerous and a great way to lose your merchant account. Should be avoided at all costs.

 

I would think your best strategy is to figure out a way to list the prices you will actually be charging. If your pricing structure is too complicated to allow for that, than simplify it... If you have to, list sub-products with different prices depending on where they're shipped to, volume orders, etc.

 

Dan

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I disagree, storing credit card numbers is a standard practice, its done all the time. It just has to be so in a secure fasion.

 

I would also like to store the credit card numbers and use authorize.net. Anyone have a script for this?

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