Post by Simon-TP » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:48 pm

7 things to consider whilst choosing a payment gateway

Fees will vary – businesses in high risk industries will usually have to pay more due to the increased risk of chargebacks & fraud.

Payment gateways must comply with the PCI DSS, which stipulates that all card data must be stored & processed in a secure environment.
If you aren't PCI compliant, not only could you face huge fines, but your business reputation could also be at stake.

Fraud Prevention
There are many features to look for in a gateway which help to prevent fraud including Email Hotlisting, IP Hotlist, BIN Country Hotlist, Device ID Hotlist, Address hotlist, Card Security Code Checking & Address verification.

International Payments
If you want to expand internationally, you’ll need to be able to accept various currencies & offer multi-language support.

Payment Types
It is vital to offer as many payment options as you can, making sure you include options like Paypal, Apple Pay, & Google Pay.

Ideally, you’ll want a payment gateway that lets you view your reports on the go, with a mobile-ready interface.

Customer Support
Issues with your payment gateway can jeopardise revenue, so you’ll want to be sure that your provider will be responsive & solve any issues promptly.

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Post by osirix58 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:29 pm

Could you please explain the PCI DSS issue a bit more clearly?



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Post by businessfan » Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:37 pm

Great checklist :) thank you for sharing

I think what would also be important especially nowadays since so many transactions or made with our smartphone - that the payment gateway can be used on mobile phones and that that experience is seamless and enjoyable for the customers. And maybe a certain flexibility & customization might be also advisable.

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Post by Mandis » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:26 am

Thanks for sharing



Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:57 pm

Post by Naheed » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:23 pm

Thank you for sharing such a piece of great information. I will add a few more points to it. While selecting a payment channel, you should know if the payment provider accepts recurring payments or subscription payment models or not.
Besides, check that it has only transaction fees and no hidden fees.

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Post by jamesmccoy » Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:25 pm

Simon-TP wrote:

What are the most important things you consider in the first place, when you choose a payment gateway? I'm doing a small research and write my essay in custom reporting on the fees analysis and how customers behave when the fees are higher or lower.
Security and processing speed are the key factors for me. Especially, when we talk about international transactions.
More aspects to think about:
Mobile payments
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