joined:May 11, 2012
I know that technically I could use the same Authorize.net login settings on multiple shopping carts but will that lead to future problems?
The thing is, I have competitors that are using the same merchant account on three or four different carts and have been doing so for years. I know that they are because I've placed test orders on each and I have gotten confirmations from the same email addresses via Authorize.net and my bank statement showed the same bill descriptor.
Thing is, I am having a really hard time landing a second account because of recent changes in our industry. The problem is, the products that I sell are deemed as "counterfeit" by the bank and they refuse to authorize us (even offshore has been difficult).
IMO their being totally unfair considering we are the only company that clearly marks our items are being "novelty". Still, I understand that rules are rules.
I can't find any bank that wants to touch us though. Processors are making it more and more difficult to accept sites such as mine, yet my competitors seem to be grandfathered in.
I didn't know if processors block incoming requests from domains and their ip addresses that were not previously approved? Meaning if I fill out an application for sitex.net, will incoming payments to siteb.net, get flagged? I think the answer is "NO" or my competitors wouldn't have gotten away with it for years.
Can anybody tell me the pros and cons of this? I know I am gambling the loss of my account but I could loose it regardless because of the business. Might as well make what I can as fast as I can.