E-Commerce Payment Gateways

Are you interested in building a web presence for your company? One of the components that you will eventually want to investigate is the payment gateway that accepts credit card transactions and deposits the funds into your bank account. Here's a short list of some of the most popular gateways.

Here's a short list of the payment gateways that you can choose from when adding Credit Card transaction handling to your online business. The name column in the table below contains links to the web site of the service provider. The About texts below are copied from those same web sites.

Name About
2CO "Established in 1999 and headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, 2CO provides turnkey e-commerce solutions to thousands of business customers around the world. 2CO?s proprietary technology supports back-office functions including financial reporting, tracking, fraud prevention, affiliate tracking, customer service and sales tracking."
Alertpay "AlertPay.com, a privately owned and managed company founded in 2004, is an electronic wallet (e-wallet) payment system enabling any business or consumer with email to send and receive internet payments securely, quickly and cost-effectively. With its office headquarters in Montreal, Canada, AlertPay is available to users all around world."
Authorize.Net The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway can help you accept credit card and electronic check payments quickly and affordably. More than 207,000 merchants trust Authorize.Net to manage their transactions, help prevent fraud, and grow their business.
Digital River "At Digital River, we have a saying ? ?complexity is our friend.? With more than a decade of experience in providing e-commerce services to tens of thousands of companies, we have become experts in handling the complexities ? that is all the behind-the-scene details ? involved in running global online businesses. Each day, we focus our efforts on helping our clients aggressively pursue online shoppers, market their products and win sales. At the same time, we take the risk out of opening and managing online stores that cater to customers, cultures and tax laws worldwide. Our ability to deliver an end-to-end global e-commerce solution continues to earn us recognition as a market leader."
Optimal Payments Optimal Payments provides the processing technology and services that merchants require to accept credit card, debit card, and electronic check payments for retail, Internet, mail order, and telephone order sales.
Paypal PayPal is the safer, easier way to pay and get paid online. The service allows anyone to pay in any way they prefer, including through credit cards, bank accounts, buyer credit or account balances, without sharing financial information.

PayPal has quickly become a global leader in online payment solutions with more than 164 million accounts worldwide. Available in 190 markets and 17 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global ecommerce by making payments possible across different locations, currencies, and languages.

PayPal has received more than 20 awards for excellence from the internet industry and the business community -most recently the 2006 Webby Award for Best Financial Services Site and the 2006 Webby People's Voice Award for Best Financial Services Site.

Located in San Jose, California, PayPal was founded in 1998 and was acquired by eBay in 2002.

There are, of course, many others. Please take a moment to drop us a line from time to time to let us know about your experiences with different payment gateways. We'll be happy to update this page from time to time.

Related Services

Most payment gateways include as part of their service some form of shopping cart software. The software is often very simple in its most basic form but can become quite sophisticated and powerful depending on your needs. Some companies specialize in nothing but shopping carts - often designed to integrate with the major payment gateways.

Services also exist for the purpose of assisting you in the marketing of your products and services. BNT Solutions offers such assistance for your web store; we can assist you in a number of ways and, most important, we can track our own performance and demonstrate that our work is the reason your phone is ringing off the hook. Other companies provide different kinds of marketing solutions - often very specialized in their focus.

For example:

E-Junkie E-junkie provides shopping cart and buy now buttons to let you sell downloads and tangible goods on your website, eBay, MySpace, Google Base, CraigsList and other websites using PayPal, Google Checkout, Authorize.Net, TrialPay, 2CheckOut and ClickBank.

For merchants selling downloads, we automate and secure the digital delivery of files and codes. If you are selling tangible goods, we automate the shipping calculation and inventory management. Our shopping cart has a built in sales tax, VAT, packaging and shipping cost calculator.

You can sell ebooks, sell mp3 tracks and albums, sell software, icons, fonts, artwork, phone cards, event tickets, cds, posters, books, t-shirts and almost everything else you want to sell.

E-junkie has no transaction limit, no bandwidth limit, no setup fee and no transaction fee.

Trialpay TrialPay: The Leader In Alternative Payments

TrialPay unites advertisers, merchants and shoppers to create the first payment platform that benefits all parties. Using TrialPay, merchants turn lost and indecisive shoppers into paying customers by giving away their product for free when a shopper completes an offer from blue-chip advertisers like American Express, Gap, FTD, eBay and thousands more. Advertisers pay a bounty that equals or exceeds the merchant's regular price to create a profitable transaction out of a stalled or abandoned cart. TrialPay ensures that every shopper finds an offer that compels him or her to purchase by pairing premium brands with the added value of a free product. With TrialPay everyone wins: shoppers get a free product, advertisers acquire new customers and merchants earn significant revenue from lost or unlikely customers.

GOT Corporation GOT Corporation's Campaigner products enable highly personalized one-to-one email dialogues. The Campaigner on-demand platform allows speedy implementation of effective and relevant permission-based direct marketing campaigns. Campaigner products enable communication with customers, measurement of responses, and analysis of those responses to interact in a more intelligent, automated way - resulting in more profitable relationships. Founded in 1999, GOT Corporation partners with industry leaders such as Yahoo! and provides solutions to companies such as AT&T and PriceWaterhouseCoopers as well as thousands of small and medium-sized businesses.