Ecommerce Merchant Account

Accept Credit Card Payments

Credit and debit card payments are vital to the success of any ecommerce website. Customers love the convenience and added security that credit card payments provide. A merchant account and payment gateway allows you to accept credit card payments through your online store. Your transactions are then automatically processed and deposited into your electronic bank account in real-time.

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What is a merchant account and payment gateway?

To run a successful online business, you need to offer your customers the convenience of paying with credit cards. In order to allow your customers to pay with a credit card, your site needs to be equipped with a merchant account and payment gateway.

A payment gateway is a secure connection between your shopping cart and your Internet merchant account that allows you to accept credit card payments. A merchant account is a contract with a bank to accept online credit card payments from your customers. It handles Internet transactions in real-time without any human intervention.