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Simple Checkout

Simple Checkout helps you create "Buy Now" and "Donate" buttons for your Web site.

Simple Checkout is a perfect solution for organizations that rely on donations and specialty merchants that typically sell one item, either a product or a service  - in any quantity - per order.

Choose from classic Action Form Buttons and customize them to your own liking to include text or picture of your choosing.

How Simple Checkout Works

To generate the buttons, you simply enter applicable information such as an item description and price into the Authorize.Net Merchant Interface. HTML code is then generated automatically, which you can copy and paste into your Action Form, On Click Handler Action for your newly created button. When customers click your Simple Checkout button, they are taken to Authorize.Net's secure, hosted payment form to enter their payment information, along with any other required information.

Because sensitive card data is collected using Authorize.Net's secure servers, Simple Checkout can help simplify your compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/security_standards/.

Configuring Your Buy Product Now, Buy Service Now or Donate Buttons

  1. In Action Form, you can choose between adding a Button or an Image Button, configuring them to have some custom text or image.
  2. All the other specific settings, are configured on Authorize.Net Merchant Interface. You only need to copy and paste the generated code to your On Click Handler Action, Button Code parameter.

On Authorize.Net Merchant Interface, you can customize several settings for each item:
  • Item ID and Description
    Each item can be assigned a unique item ID and description, which is displayed on your order page, as well as the payment form and receipt page.
  • Suggested Donation Amounts
    Nonprofit organizations can specify suggested donation amounts.
  • Shipping Methods
    If shipping is required, you can configure up to 10 shipping methods (e.g. Ground, Overnight, Two Day, etc.), with ranges and costs (e.g. 1-5 items = $4.95, 6-10 items = $6.95, etc.) for each method.
  • Maximum Per Order
    You can specify the maximum quantity of each item, per order, that a customer may purchase.

Getting started

Step 1 - Sign Up and Activate an Authorize.Net Account. 

You will need both a merchant account and Authorize.Net Payment Gateway to accept credit cards.

Step 2 - Setup your items in Authorize.Net

Go to your account's Simple Checkout tab, and add the desired items. Currentlly, Authorize.Net provides three types of items: Donation, Product and Service.
Once the item is created, make sure you Copy all the Donate/Product/Service Button Code. That will be something along: <form ... </form>

Step 3 - Setup Action Form

Add an Action Form module to your page.
Add a Button or Picture Button to your Form.
Customize to your liking the text or the picture, then Add Action -> 'Add a Simple Checkout to a button' to On Click Handler of the newly created button.
Paste the HTML code provided on Authorize.Net for the item in the Button Code field.

Settings Reference

  • Button Code
    In this field you will Paste the HTML code provided on Authorize.Net for the item as is. The addon will take care of the rest of the processing.