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The process of accepting credit cards on an online store is fairly complex– involving gateways, processors, banks, merchants and more. Authorize.net (one of our preferred gateways for Aspdotnetstorefront because of the ease of set up and range of options for the merchant) provides this multi-step diagram that I think does a great job of explaining the process: Credit Card Processing Diagram. Hope it helps!