Authorize.Net’s Virtual Point of Sale Solution
VPOS is an innovative and smart solution for retail businesses that have an Internet-connected computer and need simple, fast, and reliable point-of-sale payment processing. VPOS is an ideal processing solution for Card Present (CP) retail merchants due to low up-front costs and ease of implementation.
To use VPOS, merchants simply need an Authorize.Net CP account, a CP merchant account, a computer with Windows Internet Explorer, and an inexpensive MagTek® USB HID swipe card reader.
VPOS maintains Authorize.Net’s commitment to vigilant data security. Not only does it assure that sensitive cardholder data is never stored on merchants’ computers, but it provides a level of security not offered by other products; VPOS locks communication between the MagTek swipe card reader and the merchant’s browser, preventing other applications from accessing the swipe card reader.
Merchants that operate at retail locations can now leverage the speed of the Internet to authorize credit card transactions in as little as three seconds! By combining the robust Authorize.Net Payment Gateway with Internet Protocol (IP) enabled point-of-sale (POS) systems, you get an end-to-end solution that is far more efficient and reliable than dial-up systems.
Authorize.Net’s Virtual Point of Sale (VPOS) allows you to process swiped, Card Present (CP) transactions at low retail rates—without having to purchase expensive hardware-based terminals. However, you can also choose from dozens of pre-integrated, third party POS systems in our Certified Solution Directory below, including solutions for kiosk merchants, restaurants and more.
Turn any computer into a Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal Authorize.Net’s Virtual Point of Sale (VPOS) turns any Internet-connected computer into a point-of-sale (POS) terminal with the simple addition of an inexpensive USB Human Interface Device (HID) MagTek® swipe card reader.
VPOS is an easy-to-implement, easy-to-use, secure, and low-cost solution. Suitable for merchants of any size, VPOS is ideal for mall kiosks, doctors’ clinics, lawyers’ offices, trade shows, etc.
- Quick Setup – Our browser-based, hosted solution is enabled by simply plugging in the swipe card reader to a USB port on your computer.
- Risk Management – Sensitive data is stored in the Authorize.Net PCI-compliant data center, never on your computer.
- Secure – Unlike other solutions, VPOS maintains a locked connection between your card reader and browser, and alerts you if there is an unauthorized attempt to connect to the reader.
- Fast Checkout Times – Speed up checkout lines and improve customer satisfaction by authorizing credit card transactions in as little as three seconds.