e-Commerce Credit Card Processing
Any Internet merchant who is serious about the success of their onlin ebusiness will set their website to handle e-commerce credit card processing. To do this they will need an Internet merchant account and a payment gateway. A merchant account establishes a relationship with a credit card processing online company and a bank so that the merchant can accept credit cards. The payment gateway provides a way for the merchant to securely pass their customers credit card information to their processor. With both of these, a merchant can perform ecommerce card processing.
Many credit card processing companies only provide the merchant account and not the online payment gateway. That pricing is separate. This is very important to know when shopping for a solution. Merchants have to remember to add in the cost for a payment gateway in order to know the true total cost to accept credit cards. Our Internet merchant account includes both.
Traditional retail merchants should consider e-commerce credit card processing for their business. Even if merchants don't think of themselves as an Internet business, having a website can help increase sales at a relatively low cost and add to the bottom line. Building an e-commerce enabled website is easier than ever. Many web hosting companies have products that allow you to build a website in a very short time. They have wizards that take you through each step of the process which allow you to add your products to the website easily. This can be done even if you don't have any real technical know how.
If building your own site that allows e-commerce credit card processing isn't up your alley, it still can be done by hiring a web designer. Before hiring a web designer make sure you check their references, find out if they complete their work on time, and don't pay for all of the work up front. Browse through some of the sites they have previously built to see if you like their work. All web designers aren't the same... some build sites that look much more professional than others. Also make sure they have some experience in setting-up websites for e-commerce credit card processing, as there is usually a little more technical expertise involved in doing this.
Call 888-760-1700 to learn more about how to utilize credit card processing on your eCommerce website to your benefit, and be sure to visit our FAQ page for even more information.