Choosing an Online Payment Processor

It is essential to choose the right payment processor when you have a business that accepts credit and debit cards online. A payment processor online is the one that handles the transactional burden — from capturing an order to delivering you a billing statement and working with your bank to ensure that you’re paid.

When a buyer purchases products on your website or in person at your brick-and mortar store the credit or debit card details is processed by a payment gateway or PoS terminal. The gateway encrypts the data to protect it and sends it to a payment processor, who transmits it to the card network of the customer. The card network checks with the customer’s bank to determine if there is enough money in the account to pay for the item. If the bank is able to approve the purchase the card issuer will transfer the funds from their account to the bank that is owned by the merchant. The processor for payment will relay this response back to the merchant’s website or PoS terminal and inform the client that their purchase was successful.

When selecting a processor, take into consideration security, ease of use, and compatibility with other systems. Look for a processor that has APIs or plugins that seamlessly integrate with your e-commerce system or POS. You should also look at the checkout experience of your customers as well as the reporting and transaction management options for your team. Don’t forget to ensure that you understand the terms of the contract and how it is possible to switch providers in the future.

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