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With Google Pay, shoppers can make purchases using credit or debit cards stored in their Google account. Shoppers get to experience a simpler checkout process whether they are buying from their Android devices, on the web, or in-store through POS terminals.
Sofort, also known as Pay now with Klarna, is a popular online banking method in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and Belgium. Sofort is also available in Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Amazon Pay is an online payment service owned by Amazon that lets shoppers use their amazon.com account to make online purchases. With Amazon Pay, shoppers can make purchases using credit or debit cards stored in their digital wallet. The acceptance of Amazon Pay can lead to an improved payment acceptance rate, lower cart abandonment, and increased conversions as Amazon Pay shoppers can pay for products and services without creating new accounts or leaving a merchant’s site.
Bacs Direct Debit is a simple way for organisations and businesses to collect recurring or occasional payments from their customers - both business and consumer. It saves time, reduces the costs of collections and puts cleared funds directly into the bank account.
MasterCard is one of world's best known online payment methods and dominant credit card brands. MasterCard is truly a global payment brand, supporting 150 currencies with over 35 million acceptance locations (point-of-sale and online) in over 210 countries.
The Apple Pay payment service allows consumers to pay contactless, in-app and on desktop through the newest Apple Macbook and iMac's. Consumers are able to securely store credit and debit card details into their Apple Pay wallet and confirm payment by simply scanning their fingerprint with Apple's Touch ID or by using Face ID.
A direct debit is a transaction whereby funds are withdrawn from the customer's bank account. When a shopper selects the direct debit payment option upon checkout, the merchant is allowed to charge the purchase amount and collect it from the shopper's bank account.
A bank transfer is an offline or online initiated transfer of funds from the shopper's bank account to the merchant's bank account. It can be used by any online shopper with a bank account. Merchants have to wait for the shopper to take action, completes payment and for the funds to arrive in their bank account before delivery of service or product can take place.
Open banking payments are authenticated directly between consumers and their banks, meaning, unlike with direct debits, merchants can avoid chargebacks generated due to fraud or an inability to capture funds. It works in a similar way to most online banking methods. A customer simply selects the payment type during the checkout process, at which point they are redirected to their bank’s online banking environment to securely confirm the payment.
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