FreeAuthNet is a joint effort from both Authorize.net and Capital Merchant Solutions to provide a packaged merchant account/gateway to new merchants. If you are looking for an easy setup quick install for a new online business venture, FreeAuthNet has a compelling offer. Authorize.net is one of the largest gateways in the industry and as a result is sort of an industry standard in terms of plugging into most shopping cart platforms.
However with the simplicity, merchants also lose the flexibility and bargaining power they may enjoy by setting up their own merchant services with a separate provider than their gateway.
Note: Before you get started here is a final piece of advice from our co-founder Gerald Evans on the importance of calling a merchant service provider and avoiding the temptation to ask for rates and quotes through email alone. Why You Should Always Call
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