software programmers, Internet service providers (ISPs) and commerce
service providers (CSPs) with an advanced knowledge of the C or
Java programming languages prefer to use the Global Gateway API (application
programming interface) client to integrate secure credit card processing
into both simple and complex e-commerce Web sites. This allows customers
to pay for products and services online with a credit card without
leaving the merchant's Web site. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology
is used to encrypt confidential transactions and order information
and to pass them directly from the e-commerce site to the Global Gateway.
Global Gateway API includes modules that calculate
tax and shipping and that enable the sale of digital content through
electronic soft-good downloads (ESDs). In addition, Global Gateway API
provides sales, returns, real-time authorizations, purchasing cards
and real-time reports.
In addition to C or Java client
libraries, Global Gateway International has created a series of software
wrappers to support development on various platforms and application
environments (e.g., Perl, COM, ColdFusion, PHP, iHTML)
crucial preventive measures that allow merchants to block specific
credit card numbers and Internet protocol (IP) addresses
Address Verification Service
Assists merchants to validate
a cardholder's billing address with the issuing bank.
Global Gateway VirtualCheckTM
Global Gateway API allows electronic check acceptance to be integrated into
the merchant's Web site; customers electing to pay for goods
or services by check are prompted to enter check information
into a form created and maintained on the merchant's Web site
Global Gateway API allows merchants
to create a recurring billing system for memberships, subscriptions
and other periodic billing purposes
Reports and tools
real-time management via the merchant's Web browser
Shopping cart software
Many software companies have
integrated Global Gateway API libraries into their shopping cart
software to facilitate ease of use and configuration with merchant
Global Gateway API supports the use of purchasing cards
Global Gateway API Modules
Global Gateway API shipping module calculates shipping by flat
rate or dollar amount per order. Shipping tables are configured
based on zones or the type of shipping used. This versatile
module allows merchants to determine shipping charges precisely.
Global Gateway API sales-tax module calculates sales tax by state
and municipality. This module allows merchants to determine
how or when customers are charged sales tax for products
and services they have ordered.
The Global Gateway API electronic soft-good download (ESD) module
completely automates the Internet-based sale of soft goods
(i.e., products that are ordered and electronically paid
for and delivered via downloads, including software, graphic
images, photos and music). The ESD module allows the digital-content
vendor to sell soft goods with byte-by-byte tracking of
the software download. The module also supports key-type
downloads, which the buyer can use to unlock an encrypted
file downloaded by other means.
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