The Benefits of a Payment Gateway

The Benefits of a Payment Gateway

pay online with a payment gateway Every eCommerce business needs a secure way of accepting payments and the ability to handle those payments with ease as the business grows.

There are many online payment solutions available, so it can be difficult to know which one will best suit your needs. As with any addition to your business you need to ensure you select the most effective one.

Look for a payment partner with a respected reputation for providing a quality service and a secure payment process.

Online shopping and payments are rapidly increasing and using a secure payment gateway is essential to provide merchants with streamlined transactions.

Online shopping has become a mainstream activity—fully 70 percent of all Internet users ages 14 and up bought something online last year, according to eMarketer. E-commerce accounted for 6.6 percent of all retail sales, but the researcher believes that figure could become as much as 20 percent in the next 10 years. Source:

Payment Gateways help merchants grow, develop and expand their business by improving the customer experience and enabling fast, secure payments.

Here are the main benefits of using PayPoints Payment Gateway

  • Accept credit / debit cards and cash payments online
  • All major card schemes supported
  • Approved partnerships with leading UK and European acquiring banks
  • Fully secure & stable trading platform with 99.99% uptime
  • Powerful fraud management

The question is often asked what are the different benefits of PayPal and PayPoint and while they do both offer different options for merchants, PayPoint partnered with PayPal in 2009 to enable merchants to offer additional payment methods to their customers.

PayPoint charges a single monthly fee and a flat cost per transaction which is why this is a preferred payment gateway for online merchants.

A very popular question that we are asked is “what is the difference in cost between Paypal and PayPoint?”.

Whilst Paypal is great for small online shops and e-tailers, it can become expensive for merchants that have a large number of orders, whereas PayPoint charges a single monthly fee and a flat cost per transaction.

Here’s the breakdown:

Paypal Fees based on monthly payments received

  • £0.00 – £1,500 = 3.4% + 20p per transaction
  • £1,500 – £6,000 = 2.9% + 20p per transaction
  • £6,000 – £15,000 = 2.4% + 20p per transaction
  • above £55,000.00 = 1.4% + 20p per transaction

Paypoint Gateway Hosted Plan

  • No set up fee
  • £19 per month
  • 350 free transactions per month
  • 10p per subsequent transaction

Now you know the benefits of a payment gateway this should help you make a decision as to which one is best for you.

If you need any further help with choosing your payment gateway partner then please get in touch.