What is Linkpoint API?

Linkpoint API is an Internet Gateway for processing credit card transactions directly from completed shopping cart orders. The gateway is available to merchants who have accounts with First Data, formerly Cardservice International (CSI).

If you already have a LinkPoint API account, setting it up to work with virtualCART® is simple. Just submit a support ticket requesting we install Linkpoint API for you.

We will install the digital certificate file (.pem file) included in the message and set your virtualCART configuration "Checkout/Payment Options" to use the Linkpoint checkout form, and send you back a confirmation of installation.

Which Linkpoint option does virtualCART® support?

Linkpoint API (only)

Does virtualCART® charge for set-up or use of Linkpoint API?

No. However, you must have a merchant account with First Data formeerly Cardservice International.

You can find the best deal on a First Data account here

Can I test or use virtualCART® before I receive a Linkpoint API account?

Yes. If you don't have an account with First Data formerly Cardservice International, but decide to add one later, virtualCART® is easily reconfigureable to accomodate this.

What does the digital certificate (.pem file) that you install for us look like?

-----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY----- MIICXAIBAAKBgQCyWHbIHeHgJsjmpns07tuI6kxOEWpI39ILA5FhQDAXkhxXxf/H QU+3idNHo6jR7UzHSa7f/h+21z6fB+zcyjU3sifgNpwziSunEDnn7X+O4+mM8fhU ...more lines 1WuDMSzZbhKjUoin9MkCQGFGIOfZcjO+VCnYx/gBaOEbMHqHmRsICs+7XHFgeYRT 8pVMVgqwyIXpIbNlB1SqtmOtFPpBy0M+/PqcRW/Me4Q= -----END RSA PRIVATE KEY----- -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- MIICaTCCAdICAQAwDQYJKoZIhvcNAQEEBQAwfTELMAkGA1UECBMCTUQxETAPBgNV BAcTCEFCSU5HRE9OMSAwHgYDVQQKFhdLRUxHT1JZIENPSU4gJiBDVVJSRU5DWTEV ...more lines lUFf1PKCibC48rY1bQKsphmY4xVb+yxBB7UbMkuvE23djby8G0Y0IcN//fau8J0Z yQ5m7nq/Kf19dDTm8aW+D7nprXHSWI0idHPPNLCzTw/ENsPQflJf63e+E5jA -----END CERTIFICATE-----

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