You can use customer profiles to enable merchants to tokenize and store sensitive customer payment information on our secure servers, which simplifies PCI DSS compliance as well as the payments process for returning customers and recurring transactions. For Customer Profile API reference information, see the API Reference Guide.
By providing quick access to stored customer information, Authorize.net Customer Profiles are ideal for businesses that:
The Profiles API supports integration with a website payment form or a proprietary business application. The profiles, which include payment and shipping information, can then be referenced in future transactions, eliminating steps in the transaction process for repeat customers and potentially increasing customer loyalty.
The Authorize.net Account Updater service automatically verifies and updates credit card information in customer profiles. This feature increases authorization approvals, helping drive more sales and retain customers by reducing risk of service cancellation.
You can run reports on Account Updater using the following API calls: