online payment processing

Time to get your online payment processing in order.

Maybe you were waiting for the opportune moment. Or maybe you were dragging your feet because payment gateways aren’t top-of-mind for everyone. Or maybe you’re just lucky and timing is in your favor! Regardless, if you need to set up online credit card payments for your business, now’s the time to do it. Through the end of September, Authorize.net is waiving their set-up fee.

Where do payment gateways fit in?

Whenever a transaction takes place online with a credit card, it involves several parties. For starters, there’s the bank that issued the credit card and the bank which is receiving payment. And then there’s the processor in between those banks that facilitates the transaction between them and the store you’re making a purchase from. This makes them a fairly essential part of ecommerce.

Enable online credit card payments for your business

There’s only so far you can get as a business without offering credit card payment options. Most of your customers expect it as a matter of course. And certainly if you plan to do a lot of ecommerce you should enable it sooner rather than later. And while there are some extra costs associated with transactions via credit card, you quickly make up the difference through higher sales.

Authorize.net can work with you to enable payments online, through mobile, or even in your store if you have a brick-and-mortar location. They also work globally, if you have international customers or locations. We use Authorize.net regularly with our clients as one of our trusted 3rd-party providers because of their excellent security and responsive customer service. But that said, we like to be transparent about all our decisions regarding recommended 3rd-party providers. If you’d like to ask us further about our recommendation, we’d be happy to chat.

Grab the deal while it’s available, and cross payment processing off your “to-do” list.

Published 09/01/16 by Laura Lynch