Choosing a Payment Gateway

For eCommerce Sales

Once your marketing and promotions have brought customers to your website and they click your "buy now" button, your site needs a way for customers to complete their purchase by credit card. Even if your business is already set up with a credit card provider, perhaps your local bank, you will need what is called a "payment gateway" to channel the purchaser credit card information from your website to your credit card company.

It sounds like a simple concept but there are some things you need to consider before you choose the payment gateway provider that's right for you.

Ease of use, monthly fees, set up fees, transaction fees, security of sensitive customer data, PCI compliance and more should be considered before you make your final decision on the right gateway for you.

The matrix below will give you a quick comparison of the industries top payment gateways. We will work with you to make your selection. Note that fees listed as of this date (1 Oct 2013) and may be subject to change. This chart is for quick comparison purposes only.

Payment Gateway ProvidersSSL
Certificate Needed
Business Acct Required
Checks out
on your Site
International SupportFeesCost per Transaction
PayFlow Pro   Tick Tick Tick Tick $99 setup
PayPal Payments Pro Tick   Tick Tick Tick $30/month $0.30
PayPal Advanced Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick $5/month $0.30
PayPal Express Check out     Tick   Tick $0 $0.30
PayPal Lightbox Integrated Tick   Tick Tick Tick N/A N/A
PayFlow Link   Tick Tick   Tick $0 $0.10
PayPal Website Payments Standard         Tick $0 $0.30
Authorize.Net Tick Tick   Tick US only $79 setup
Authorize.Net AIM         US only $79 setup
First Data Global Gateway (Local) Tick Tick   Tick Tick $34.95/month $0.19
First Data Global Gateway (Remote)         Tick $34.95/month $0.19
eWay Tick Tick   Tick AU Only $16 - $60/month $0.40 - $.060
Sage Pay Tick Tick     Tick $0 10p or £25/month
World Pay Tick Tick     Tick £75
From 10p
2Checkout Tick Tick     Tick $0 $0.30

Payment gateway providers that display a checkmark for international support offer services to most countries. Please check with the individual providers for any exceptions.

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