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Looking to accept payments online? Here you can compare all payment service providers and payment gateways in the world.

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Online payments. Simplified.

Are you a Start-Up or already selling online? About-Payments is the easy-to-use source for merchants looking to accept payments online or to enhance their online payment checkout.

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, Events and Jobs, find your Providers and Methods, learn about e-commerce Markets, and compare credit card processors in our Marketplace.



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?

Visit our Newsroom. And browse through the latest news and topics of your interest. Do not forget to sign up for our News Updates to stay tuned and get the latest in your inbox.

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Eager to understand the trends in online commerce and payments? Want to meet the payment providers face to face?

Learn from industry experts and your peers how to optimize your shop and checkout. Grap all the information from seminars, break out sessions and key notes to determine your online strategy. And grow your network at the same time.

Visit our Newsroom to see all events and pick the ones that are right for you. Do not forget to sign up for our News Updates to know what events are coming to town.

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Looking to boost your career in the online payments industry?

Search and filter through all job openings at local and global payment service providers, payment solution providers and merchant acquirers.

Easily drill down based upon your own preferences and find your new job.


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Knowledge Base

Payment Providers

Payment Service Providers and Payment Gateways provide merchants the payment software and manage the connections to payment methods to be able to accept payments online.

Your website connects to the payment platform of the Payment Service Provider or Gateway to be able to accept online payments like credit cards, PayPal and bitcoin transactions.

We have world's largest searchable database of payment service providers and payment gateways. Covering more than 450 payment providers around the world, you are able to easily find yours.

You can easily request proposals or let us find the best payment service provider for your online business. All free of charge. It's time to start your comparison of Payment Service Providers.


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.

Payment 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.


Payment Markets

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.

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Alternative Payments Gain More and More Traction Around the Globe.
They will rise to 59% marketshare in 2017 from 43% in 2012.



For merchants looking to accept credit card payments on their website. Marketplace is where merchants can find the best rates to accept MasterCard and Visa credit card payments online.

Marketplace allows every ecommerce merchant to compare the best online credit card processors, to learn more about how to accept credit card payments online, about the benefits of accepting cards over the internet, by phone or fax or open up a high risk merchant account.

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