Online Credit Card Processing

By: Michael Torino


On having an internet store or retail e-commerce website, you will require online credit card processing. Online merchant account and credit card payment gateway together can provide your customers an option to purchase goods any time and anywhere, with a click of the mouse.

Here is a brief description of how online credit card processing actually works. The online customer interested in purchasing product or service from merchant searches and reaches the concerned merchant s website. Through merchant s website, customer does purchase and before leaving the website enters their billing information. For any payment to be done online, security is must.

If merchant s website is not having secured webpage then the customer is to be transferred to secured payment gateway. If merchant s website is a secured one then without leaving the site, the billing information of the customer is passed on to the payment gateway, which is further transmitted to the processor. The processor passes the billing information received from online payment gateway onto the credit card issuer bank. The issuer bank verifies the validity of the card and whether the amount requested on card is available or not. Once the requested amount by the customer is available, the bank set aside that amount for the merchant and sends back an approval number; otherwise a decline message is sent by the issuer bank to the processor which in turn passes back to merchant s site.

If the merchant is not having a secure site, the gateway may pass the approval information to the customer directly. Final payment is deposited in the internet merchant s account. This normally takes two business days.

Few important points to remember before setting your online credit card processing for your business. Even though online merchant accounts needs few days to set up but it is always better to start the procedure of its setting few weeks in advance to the actual time you start using it, since there may be many other important items to be worked on in the last few days before you open your new business.

There are many companies or banks offering online credit card processing but always opt for the one who are experts in this field so that you get the best deal in terms of advice, software and costs, therefore always prefer Power Pay Services. The companies or banks not specialize in online credit card processing can never be update with the latest trends and features available in market, thereby making your account lacking in many latest developments. The online credit card processing fees is different from retail credit card processing. All the processing fees to be levied should be properly stated and if you have any doubt better clear it before it s too late.

Let your online credit card processing have an established gateway company. Even though newer gateway companies may have excellent products but a high degree of reliability can be expected from established older companies like Power Pay Services. Always it is better to opt for company with proven records.

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Michael Torino is a online promoter for web based businesses since 1996. Here is a brief description of how online credit card processing actually works. The online customer interested in purchasing product or service from merchant searches and reaches the concerned merchant s website. For more information go to - powerpayservices.com

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