Vendor Awards

Back and better than ever, the CNP Vendor Awards return for 2018. Each category will have a Judges Choice Award and a Customer Choice Award. The Judges Choice Award is selected by a panel of independent experts chosen for their deep experience and their reputations in the payments and the card not present industry. The Customer Choice Award will be given in each category based on the input from your customers. It will be up to you to encourage support from your users to vote for you in the nominated categories. The nomination period for the CNP Vendor Awards is now closed. Winners will be announced onsite at CNP Expo.

If you have questions, please contact DJ Murphy at 203.722.6805 or at

The categories include:

  • Best Alternative Payment Solution

    Provider or solution that most effectively facilitates CNP transactions without requiring the consumer to directly use a bank-issued credit or debit card.

  • Best Antifraud Solution

    Provider or solution that best identifies and prevents fraudulent activity through fraud case management, rules engines or big data analysis while enabling merchants to accept as many transactions as possible.

  • Best Call Center Solution

    The provider whose technology most effectively supports secure payment via phone in call-center environments through masking payment details, outsourcing, secure payment storage, etc.

  • Best Chargeback Management Program

    Program that most effectively prevents chargebacks or reduced time and cost to merchants associated with processing them, whether via technology that automates the process, consultative services educating merchants on how to minimize chargebacks or other methods.

  • Best E-Commerce Platform / Gateway

    E-Commerce application service provider that most effectively and safely connects consumers with merchants and merchants with acquirers, processors and issuers during purchase and authorization.

  • Best Identity Verification and Authentication Solutions

    Provider or solution that most effectively authenticates and verifies the identity of cardholders in a CNP environment through directory services, two-factor authentication, 3DSecure or other means.

  • Best International CNP Program

    Payment provider located outside the U.S. that most effectively meets the specific needs of merchants that accept CNP payments.

  • Best Mobile Solution

    Solution that most effectively enables consumers to make CNP purchases using a mobile device. Includes any method that facilitates mobile commerce including open and closed wallets, apps, direct-carrier billing, etc.

  • Best Payment Service Provider (PSP)

    Company or solution leveraging the PSP or aggregator model that provides e-commerce and m-commerce merchants with the best merchant services and/or payment processing.

  • Best PCI Compliance Provider

    Provider that most effectively assists merchants in their efforts to remain compliant with PCI standards through scanning, assessing, investigating or assisting in the storage of sensitive payment information.

  • Best Processor

    Payments processor that most effectively responds to the special requirements of merchants operating in the CNP space. Company is not required to serve CNP merchants exclusively, but its solution specifically must address their needs.

  • Best Subscription/Recurring Billing Program

    Provider that offers the best solution to enable automatic recurring billing while most effectively optimizing authorizations and reducing declines.

1. Nominate Yourself

  • The nomination period for the CNp Vendor Awards is now closed. Winners will be announced onsite at CNP Expo.
  • Choose the category or categories you wish to compete in
  • Enter basic information about the program and company you are nominating
  • Explain your program or solution in 750 words or less (including an overview, the secret that makes it special and relevant metrics detailing performance)

There is an entry fee of $250 per nomination and must be paid by debit/credit card at the time of entry.  You can submit information in more than one category, and must pay the $250 per nomination. 

2. The Judging Process

  • Two awards will be presented in each category.
  • The Judges Choice Award will be selected by our panel of expert judges comprised of six card not present industry experts.
  • The Customer Choice Award will be selected by an online vote of customers and users of the various products and solutions. The winner in each category will be based on a majority vote. It is the responsibility of the companies nominated to promote their company to their customers in order to receive votes.

3. CNP Awards at CNP Expo

Winners will not be announced until onsite at CNP Expo. We will be having the CNP Awards Party on Wednesday, May 16 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, FL. Still aren’t registered to attend CNP Expo? Contact us here and we’ll help you get registered!

Have more questions? Check out this overview with more information on the CNP Vendor Awards or submit your nomination below.

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