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How Do I Accept Payments Through my Website?

If you want to accept payments through your website there are a number of ways to
do this, below we list the most common ways to accept online payments and some
of their pros and cons.

How Do I Accept Card Payments Through my Website?

  • Accept Credit & Debit Card Payments
    Accepting credit and debit card payments through your website is a fairly straight forward process. Firstly you need a business bank account which can normally be opened FREE of charge with most major high street banks.
  • Apply For A Merchant Account
    Once you have a business bank account, you will then need to apply for a Merchant account with one of the many Merchant Banks, such as Barclaycard Merchant Services, Elavon or RBS. Most merchant providers will usually charge somewhere in the region of £200 - £500 for opening the Merchant account.
  • Charges To Receive Payments
    There are charges involved each time you receive a payment via credit or debit card, as a general rule of thumb credit card payments are subject to a processing fee that is usally worked out as a percentage of the payment (normally between 1% - 4%), depending on your businesses status or associated risk. The charges for receiving debit card payments are considerably lower than that of credit cards and most debit card processing fees fall between 15 and 50 pence each.
  • Aquiring Service
    Once your Merchant account is active, you then need an Aquiring service such as Sage Pay or Barclays EPDQ to provide a secure way for you to collect & authorise payment data online. The monthly charges associated with the Aquiring Service are fairly low and most businesses fall into the fixed price category which costs around £20 per month.

    As an approved partner of Sage Pay we are well placed to offer payment integration for your website, we can help make the process easier and help get your e-commerce up and running smoothly.
  • Integrate Your Website
    Once your Merchant Account is open and your aquiring service is active, we can integrate the payment service with your website allowing your customers to pay you online securely using either a credit or debit card.

How Do I Accept Paypal Through my Website?

Accepting paypal payments through your website is a simple process.

  • Open Your Paypal Account
    You need an account with Paypal in order to accept payments, if you dont have one already you can sign up for one here.
  • Charges To Receive Payments
    There are charges involved each time you receive a payment via paypal and in general, receiving Paypal payments tends to be more expensive than receiving payments via a traditional Merchant Account. With that said, the charges do vary depending on the amount you are receiving and your account type. Check the Paypal website to see their current charges for receiving payments.
  • Integrate Your Website
    Once your paypal acount is open, we can integrate the paypal payment service with your website, get in touch with us for more information.

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The charges to integrate your website with a payment service such as Sage Pay, World Pay or Paypal vary depending on the type of integration you have chosen.

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Prices for basic integration start from just £200. This gets your website fully connected to LIVE banking systems for immediate authorization of any payments.

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