Virtual Point of Sale

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 HID swipe card reader. VPOS is an easy-to-implement and easy-to-use, low-cost solution for merchants of any size.

Inexpensive – Merchants utilize their existing computer, printer and Internet connection. They simply add an inexpensive swipe card reader.

Quick Setup – Our browser-based, hosted solution is enabled via a simple plug-in.

Risk Management – Sensitive data is stored in the Authorize.Net PCI-compliant data center, never on your merchants' computers.

Secure – Unlike other solutions, VPOS maintains a locked connection between the card reader and browser. Sensitive data is encrypted and transmitted securely using 128 bit SSL.

Fast Checkout Times – Speeds up checkout lines and improves customer satisfaction by authorizing credit card transactions in as little as three seconds.

Controlled Account Access – Multi user accounts enhance security by restricting access to VPOS based on user permissions.


Provisioning Your Merchants With VPOS

Provisioning your retails merchants with Authorize.Net's VPOS requires just two easy steps:

  1. Set up Card Present (CP) accounts in the Reseller Interface for merchants signing up for Authorize.Net VPOS (be sure to select "Retail" as the Market Type).
  2. Point merchants to Authorize.Net VPOS terminal login at



Merchants must have a Windows-based, Internet-connected computer, and an Authorize.Net Card Present (CP) payment gateway account.

Card Swipe Readers ($50 - $80)
MagTek – Centurion model 21073075 configured to security level 2; and models 21040101, 21040102, 21040146, and 21040140.
ID Technologies – MiniMag II models IDMB-335133BM and IDMB-335133M; and MiniMagDUO models IDMB-355133BM and IDMB-355133M.

We recommend POSGuys – Contact Jack Rydman at or call 1-800-903-6571 ext. 163

Disclaimer: Please note that Authorize.Net does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for products, services, and support provided by third-party POS retailers