CardinalCommerce, the leader in payment authentication, and Early Impact, a leading publisher of shopping cart software for Internet merchants, have joined forces in order to conquer e-commerce fraud and chargebacks.
CardinalCommerce's authentication platform, Cardinal Centinel, is now integrated into the latest version ProductCart, Early Impact's popular e-commerce software.
This integration will give ProductCart-powered stores the ability to reap the benefits associated with the 3-D Secure authentication initiatives, Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode. Merchants using ProductCart v2.76 and above can now access these programs quickly and easily by activating Cardinal Centinel via the ProductCart Control Panel.
"We are thrilled to have integrated the Cardinal Centinel technology into ProductCart," said Kendall G. Myles, Vice-President of Merchant Services for CardinalCommerce. "We have streamlined the process for ProductCart merchants seeking to participate in the Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode programs through a simple integration."
With the ongoing threat of e-commerce fraud and chargebacks, Early Impact wanted to offer its customers a way to minimize the amount of fraudulent orders received by their stores.
ProductCart users can now easily activate Cardinal Centinel by updating their store's payment options and thus participate in the Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode programs. The only requirement is that the store is configured to use any of the following, popular payment gateways: Authorize.Net, Paymentech, USAePay, and Verisign PayFlow Pro.
"Fraud is a big issue, especially when dealing with orders for digital goods. There are ProductCart-powered stores that process hundreds of orders a day for downloadable software programs, for example." said Massimo Arrigoni, CEO of Early Impact. "So it made sense for us to offer our customers a new set of tools to minimize the risk of fraud, and CentinelT looked like a great fit."
ProductCart is available to any online merchant looking for a safe and secure ecommerce Web site. Existing ProductCart users can update to version 2.76 for free and begin participating in Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode by adding Cardinal's Centinel service to their store for a small monthly fee.