Payment Gateways

Which is the Best Payment Gateway for Me?

A payment gateway is used to validate the credit card details of a customer in a secure manner. It is considered the equivalent of a point of sale terminal in a brick and mortar store, except that it’s for online transactions. The gateway will pass the customer’s financial information from the Internet to the banking…

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How to Collect Payments Online with a Payment Gateway

A payment gateway is used to validate the credit card details of a customer in a secure manner. It is often considered the equivalent of a point of sale terminal in a brick and mortar store. The gateway will pass the customer’s financial information to the merchant’s bank. It will then confirm that the charge…

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Payment Gateways vs. Merchant Accounts

When customers buy something from your physical store, they swipe their card through an electronic card reader. It might be attached to the cash register, or it might be a portable unit that your server, delivery person, or shop assistant brings to you. On the other hand, when they’re buying something on your website, they…

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How to Accept Credit Cards on Your Website in Real-time.

Adding online capabilities to your business can help you reach a whole new audience. Whether you have an e-commerce store, or if you simply would like to sell goods or services online, accepting credit card payments through your website is convenient for both you and your customers. Merchant Accounts and Payment Gateways Merchant accounts usually…

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The Difference Between a Merchant Account and a Payment Gateway

Accepting online payments can be the next step in growing your business. However, setting everything up might be a little confusing, especially if you are just launching your first online store. If you’ve done some preliminary research on the matter, you may have run into terms such as merchant account and payment gateway. Since these…

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How to Make Payments Easier for Your Online Customers

The main component of a healthy online conversion rate is a streamlined payment process. A problem right at the end of the sales funnel can invalidate all of the previous marketing efforts. As such, the checkout page of your site deserves a lot of attention, because this is where the clients are willing to share…

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Types of Internet Processing Software

If you already have an established online business you may feel that you have all the software you need. You have an internet connection, a website that is designed for online retail and a computer. If you are looking at incorporating credit and debit card payments into your online payment options that is a very…

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Getting Started With Credit Cards and ePayments

When credit cards first came onto the market, they were far less widespread. You had to have a high net worth to qualify for one, because your income and wealth levels were seen as proof you could pay off your cards. High end designer stores soon adopted card payments. The world today is different. We…

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What Equipment do I Need to Open a Merchant Account?

Opening a merchant card service account has little to do with what equipment you have initially, and more to do with what type of business you run, your customer base and your market risk standing. As with any long-term service, you will complete an application form that will include certain relevant information and will be…

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