The free Simple Checkout feature is a great add-on for merchants who want an easy way to sell one item or who collect donations from their website. You create "Buy Now" or "Donate" buttons and copy and paste the code. Website visitors can enter their payment information  and submit for processing in real time.

How Does Simple Checkout Work?

Take advantage of Automated Recurring Billing's flexible features to enhance customer loyalty, reduce authorization declines, and lower administrative costs.


To utilize ARB, you create a subscription in the merchant interface including the customer's payment information, a billing amount and payment schedule. You can also allow your online customers to choose installment payments from a custom form when they check out on your website. ARB will take care of the rest -- automatically processing the transactions going forward based on the schedule provided.


What Product Details Can You Add?

  • Item ID and Description

    This will be displayed on your website order page, as well as the payment form and receipt.

  • Shipping Methods

    If you're delivering tangible products, you can configure up to 10 different shipping methods, including Ground, Overnight, Two-Day, etc. and specify price for each option.

  • Suggested Donation

    If you're a nonprofit, specify typical donation options for customers to choose from.

  • Maximum Per Order

    Set a maximum quantity of each item per order that a customer may purchase.

  • Verified Merchant Seal

    Display an industry-trusted merchant seal on your website so your customers know their transaction is secure.

What is the Difference Between Simple Checkout and an Online Shopping Cart?

Simple checkout is a free option that comes with your DIRECTPAY merchant account. It is a feature that is designed for quick, easy use -- not advanced sales and marketing. With Simple Checkout, you are limited in the number of products you can create and customers cannot select more that one different item for purchase at a time.


With an online shopping cart, depending on your provider, you can create unlimited products and services that customers can add to their cart at a time. Most come with advanced marketing tools, including email campaign delivery, autoresponders, and form fields to capture contacts on your website.



If you want to integrate your merchant account with a full-featured, automated website - complete with online store and email marketing features - visit our Kartra page now.

If you have questions about Simple Checkout or Kartra, please call 800-326-9897 or email

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