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Opening Soon! The About-Payments Marketplace is where online merchants can find, compare and negotiate directly with the Payment Solution Provider of their choice.
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For start-ups, merchants already selling online and parties expanding their business.
Are you a Start-Up or already selling online? About-Payments is the easy-to-use Source for online merchants looking to accept payments online or to enhance their online payment mix.
Easily search through world's largest database of payment service providers and gateways and filter the provider and methods that meet your demands.
About-Payments consists of 6 key sections simplifying the 'World of Online Payments'.
Stay tuned with News and Events, find your Providers and Methods, learn about e-commerce Markets, and engage with providers in Marketplace (opening soon).
Read the latest online payment news on payment methods and providers. 'Hear' the latest ecommerce market developments and payment trends impacting your online business.
Stay informed about upcoming events covering the world of ecommerce, online payments, shopping behaviour and trends. Meet the payment providers in person. Learn from your peers and industry experts.
Learn about the different types of Payment Providers and easily select yours. Use our Quick Filter to drill down world's largest database of over 300 providers. Find the ones that meet your demand in terms of supported payment methods, shopping carts, solutions and value added services.
Curious about Payment Providers launching new services to achieve higher conversion rates and more payment convenience for your shoppers?
Have you heard about upcoming payment methods like MyBank, Zapp and MasterPass? Any idea how they might impact your online business?
Interested in ecommerce trends and online shopping behaviour in markets around the globe?
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Find Your Type
Payment Providers play a crucial role in accepting payments over the internet.
To put it very simple, they provide the 'payment terminal' that enables merchants to take cards and alternative payment methods over the internet.
About-Payments has world's largest searchable database of payment providers. Covering more than 300 providers from all over the world, we are able to offer any merchant regardless of size, industry or location one of more payment provider(s) that match their needs.
First determine the type of payment provider you are looking for. We distinguish 3 types.
Historically Payment Service Providers or Payment Gateways were the technical connection between the merchants' webshop and banks processing the transaction. Today, many of them are licensed processing companies, operate on an international scale, and collect and settle merchant funds.
FIND YOUR METHODS
Online payments could not exist without Payment Methods or Brands.
MasterCard, Visa and PayPal are probably the most accepted online payment methods in the world. Other payment methods are even more popular in their home-grown country or region like iDeal in the Netherlands and Boleto Bancario in Brazil.
As an online merchant you need to determine what payment methods to offer your online shoppers: your checkout options might impact your conversion rates! It is very important for you to understand the payment preferences of your audience and the 'reach' of a payment method.
Of course there are many other important factors: transaction costs and fees, liabilities, speed of settlement, and more.
Visit our Payment Methods section to better understand the different payment types and and to select the payment methods for your online business.
People are different. Countries differ.
Also when it comes to online payments.
Some countries prefer card payments, others prefer alternative payment methods. Some ecommerce markets and regions are booming, others are seeking traction.
This Markets section of About-Payments aims to provide high level insight in the 'State of Ecommerce' for specific countries and their online payment behaviour. It outlines market characteristics like online retail sales, mobile commerce trends and popular payment methods.
It should help you to get a better understanding of differences between markets and the payment methods you would probably need to accept in your webshop.
Alternative Payments Gain More and More Traction Around the Globe.
They will rise to 59% marketshare in 2017 from 43% in 2012.
Marketplace will be the 'MERCHANTS ONLY' section of About-Payments.
Expected Launch Mid 2014.
Marketplace is where online merchants can shop for payment service providers and payment methods.
Stay informed about the Marketplace launch and sign up for our News Updates.