Virtual Point of Sale

Virtual Point of Sale (VPOS)

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 Human Interface Device (HID) swipe card reader. VPOS is an easy-to-implement, easy-to-use, secure, and low-cost solution. Suitable for merchants of any size, VPOS is ideal for mall kiosks, doctors’ clinics, lawyers’ offices, trade shows, etc.
  • Quick Setup – Our browser-based, hosted solution is enabled by simply plugging in the swipe card reader to a USB port on your computer. Simply use your local or network printer as well as retail receipt printers, such as the Epson TM-T88III or Star TSP643U-24.
  • Risk Management – Sensitive data is stored in the Authorize.Net PCI-compliant data center, never on your computer.
  • Secure – Unlike other solutions, VPOS maintains a locked connection between your card reader and browser, and alerts you if there is an unauthorized attempt to connect to the reader.
  • Fast Checkout Times – Speed up checkout lines and improve customer satisfaction by authorizing credit card transactions in as little as three seconds.

POS Swipe Card Readers

Swipe card readers can be purchased from a variety of POS providers for approximately $50.00 – $80.00. There are several compatible models.

  • 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.