So you have product or service you want to sell, but you’re struggling to collect payments from your customers. Most importantly you’re looking to figure out how to create payment forms for Authorize.net, then this blog post should help you out.
Look there are all these payment processors out there in the market like Stripe, PayPal, SendOwl, etc. One good thing about them is that those platforms have an embed code that it will generate which you can copy and paste to connect it to your forms or payment pages.
What I’m trying to say is that collecting payments or accepting payments should be an easy task regardless of whichever platform you’re planning to use.
Unfortunately, you don’t find articles on how to use Authorize.net to collect payments from your customers.
There is way that I will reveal to you in this blog post, that will help you create a payment form and make it work with your Authorize.Net account.
But first, you need to install WPForms plugin. It’s a form creator plugin that will help you create any type of form even like an order form or enrollment form. One good thing about it is that you can use the addons to make it work with any platform of your choice.
WPForms just launched their Authorize.net addon. This is going to help you create Authorize.net payment forms right within your WordPress website and collect payments from your customers. It can all be done on your website itself, no need to call or hire a developer. All types of credit cards and debit cards will work on this payment form.
So, let’s get right into how to create your payment form with Authorize.net and collect payments on your website.
Important Reminder: Install and activate WPForms Plugin on your Website.
How To Create Payment Forms For Authorize.net
Step 1 - Create Your Payments Form.
Immediately after you’ve installed WPForms plugin on your WordPress website, you’ll have to create your form, the form that will collect payments from your customer.
In order to create a form, go to WPForms >> Add New and create new form.
Give the form a name and you’ll be able to see a lot of templates. You can choose from one of the templates or you can build one from scratch. Whatever works for you, do that.
All the elements that you need to create a form, are on the left panel. It has a drag and drop builder so you shouldn’t have any trouble creating the form. Just play around and you’ll be able to complete your form in no time.
Having difficulty? Start with a template, then remove or add the elements you need from the left panel. Since they’re all drag and drop, it should be pretty easy to complete designing the form.
Now you can go to the other tabs like Setup, Fields, Settings, and Marketing to see if something needs to be enabled or not. Most of them are self-explanatory.
Finally go ahead and save the form on the top. There should be a Save button.
You have to save the changes or else you’ll lose all your form creation work.
Step 2 - Payments Integration For Your Form.
So you’re using Authorize.net as your payment merchant right? Great, we have a great addon that will work right on your website.
If you have any queries about Authorize.net payment processor, you do not have to worry about it. They are an established company and they have built their systems to be able to handle over billions of transactions till date and they support over 430,000 merchant accounts. So your Authorize.net account is good to go and it should work on your form.
Now, our next step is to install and activate the Authorize.Net addon.
Here’s how to install and activate the addon. Go to WPForms >> Addons. There you can go ahead and search for Authorize.Net. If you find it, click on install and activate it.
If you’re prompted to enter your account details, do so and make sure that connection is turned on.
Just by installing it you are making sure that that addon appears on the payments tab below other payment processors. Now your form is ready to be configured with Authorize.net and you’ll soon be able to collect payments.
Now that you’ve created your form using WPForms, your form is ready to work and collect payments. Once you click on the addon on the left as seen in the image below, please go ahead and configure it.
Most of the information required would be to configure it for this particular form that you’ve created. Enter all the required information and you’re good to go.
What I love about the WPForms and Authorize.net addon integration is that you’ll have to just activate it and start collecting payments right on your website.
Follow the process and your payment form will be ready.
I want to give you an idea about the benefits/features that are available with this addon.
- It’s pretty easy to set it up.
- You have the ability to accept all major credit cards for payments.
- It works on mobile devices also.
- You can use it to sell products and services either as one-time payment or recurring payment.
- You can use Conditional Logic option that comes with WPForms if you want to create a smarter form.
- Also, Authorize.Net has an advanced fraud protection program that will help secure your payment collection.
I hope you were able to understand how to create a payment form in WPForms and connect it to Authorize,net addon and link it to your Authorize.net account to collect payments on your website.
You are also free to use the payments form templates that comes with WPForms. Just search for it and you’ll find it. Click install and within seconds your payment form will load up. Edit it as per your needs and save it.
Below is an example form that was created to link and work with Authorize.net right with WPForms on your WordPress website.
Note: In order to use the Authorize.net addon on your WPForms form, you’ll have to upgrade or sign up to the Elite plan.
Lastly, once the form is done, we save the changes and copy the Embed code and place it on your website. That’s it!
Creating a form and collecting payments using Authorize.net payment processor is easier with WPForms.
Other methods requires you to use coding and it can be pretty expensive. This process requires you to just install WPForms, create your payment form either by choosing a template or from scratch, then install the Authorize.net addon and activate it. By configuring it, your form is ready to collect payments.
The setup process by this method is easier that ever. This addon makes you save time, money and effort. You can get this set up in a matter of minutes and your form will be ready to collect payments on your WordPress website.
This addon has brought simplicity into a lot of customer’s lives who still use Authorize.net.