Authorize.net CIM Tutorial
The Authorize.net Customer Information Manager (CIM) feature allows you to store credit card information for your customers. Essentially, once a customer purchases on your site using their credit card, they will be able to return to the store and reuse the credit card without having to enter in the information again. Please note, you must use Authorize.net as your payment gateway to process your credit cards online to use this feature. Additionally, the CIM feature is an add on to the standard Authorize.net service, and you must have the CIM module to use this feature. Please contact Authorize.net if you are not sure if your account has the CIM module.
Authorize.net has 2 pieces of information that are used to authenticate your website with your authorize.net account.
In order to get your API login and transaction key:
After retrieving/creating your API login and Transaction Keys, you will need to add them to your 3dcart store's Authorize.Net payment module.
Log into your 3dCart Online Store Manager and use the left hand navigation menu to:
If you have not yet added Authorize.Net to your store, proceed with the following steps. Otherwise, if you have already added the payment module, proceed to step 6
How the CIM Works
Customers must have an account on your website to be able to store credit card information. They can create their account from the "My Account‟ tab on the website, or will be prompted to do so during checkout by entering an email address and password. The CIM will save the credit card number, expiration date, and billing address in Authorize.net.
After the customer completes an order for the first time on the website, they will have a choice to use the same credit card in future orders.
Change Card on File
If the customer would like to change or edit the card on file with their account: