PCI Payment Gateways

Selecting a payment gateway can be a confusing process. We want you to have the best tools possible as you launch your ecommerce solution. That's why we have partnered with Authorize.Net and Braintree in order to help you find your payment processing solution. Below is a brief summary of each of the solutions offered by Braintree and Authorize.Net. You need both a merchant account and a payment gateway to process credit cards. A merchant can typically use their existing merchant account with the Braintree or Authorize.net Gateway. If you don’t have a merchant account you will need to get an account from one of these providers. When you get a merchant account from Braintree, the payment gateway is included. Authorize.Net lists the Merchant Account fees as optional, but if you don’t have a merchant account already, you will need this as well. Contact Industrial Webworks for more information.


You can get all the solutions you need in one place with Braintree: merchant account, payment gateway, recurring billing and credit card storage (Vault). By having everything with one provider, you’ll save time and increase the overall quality of your processing capabilities.

Braintree Summary

Merchants that use Braintree’s Transparent Redirect API and Vault can reduce the scope of PCI Compliance by as much as 90%, and more importantly, can eliminate the handling, processing and storage of credit card data from their environment. All this can be done without changing the user experience (no hosted page) and maintaining full control of processing capabilities.

Differentiation - Why should you choose Braintree?
  1. Bundled solutions
  2. Payment Gateway: rich domain model, idiomatic client libraries, and human-readable APIs.
  3. We’re industry experts
  4. Exceptional support
  5. No contracts. No hidden fees. Data portability.


Since 1996, Authorize.Net has been the undisputed choice for small- to medium-sized businesses looking to accept credit card and electronic check payments quickly and affordably. Today, over 284,000 merchants use Authorize.Net services to process transactions, protect their business against fraud, and save time and money.

Authorize.Net Summary

Authorize.Net simplifies the task of connecting to the payment processing networks to ensure fast, reliable and secure transmission of transaction data. The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway is available 24/7 for processing transactions. We also offer a number of value-adding services that help simplify PCI compliance and assist merchants in managing and protecting their business. Merchants can log into a secure Web site to manage their transactions, configure account settings, and generate reports and more. The payment gateway also offers many features and options that can be tailored to specific merchant business models, including online, retail, mail order & telephone order (MOTO) and mobile, including solutions for the iPhone.

Differentiation - Why would you choose Authorize.Net?
  1. Largest payment gateway provider - billions of transactions processed
  2. Low prices
  3. Free fraud-prevention tools
  4. Free customer support
  5. Free Verified Merchant Seal