Choosing an Online Payment Processor

May 31, 2024
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You should choose the right payment processor when you operate a business that accepts debit and credit cards online. A payment processor online is responsible for the transactional burden from capturing an order to delivering you a bill statement and working with your bank to ensure you get paid.

Payment gateways or PoS terminals are used when a customer purchases something on your website or in-store. The gateway encrypts the data to ensure its security and sends it to the payment processor who then transmits it to the card network of the customer. The card network checks with the client’s bank to determine if there’s enough funds in the account to purchase the item. If the bank accepts the purchase, then the card issuer transfers funds from the account to the merchant’s bank. The payment processor will transmit this information back to the merchant’s website or PoS terminal and notify the customer that their payment was successful.

When selecting a processor, consider factors like security and ease of use and compatibility with the existing systems. Look for a solution that offers APIs and plugins to seamlessly integrate with your ecommerce platform or the POS system. You should also evaluate the customer experience at checkout and your team’s reporting and transaction management experience. Finally, make sure you know the terms of your contract and how easy it is to change suppliers in the future.

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