[thelist] Authorize.net and AVS

Scott Wehrenberg swehren at gmail.com
Tue Dec 20 16:57:23 CST 2005

On 12/20/05, Hershel Robinson <hershelr at netvision.net.il> wrote:
> =====
> Most international orders will receive response codes of "G", "U" and
> "S". Most international orders will not receive one of the No
> Match/Match AVS responses as the majority of foreign banks do not
> support the AVS system.
> We do indeed expect non-US customers. I am uncertain as to what
> percentage, but we without question expect them and of course want their
> business.
> Are we thus left with no choice but to disable AVS security? In reality,
> I think many sites with which I am familiar do not confirm my billing
> address that it matches that which is on record with my credit card company.
> Any thoughts on this?

Obviously for non-us customers whose bank does not support AVS you
can't use it. Authorize.net lets you configure which AVS responses
will result in a rejection and which will not (the actually give you a
stupid amount of flexibility allowing you to reject AVS matches).

So if you want to check AVS for US customers, but allow non-us
customers to purchase without the check, simply configure
Authorize.net to accept the G, U, and S responses. You can still
reject US cards that don't meet your desired AVS level match.

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