Accepting payments online can seem like a daunting process at first with many aspects to consider, merchant accounts, payment processors, credit card security.
To accept credit and debit card payments online you need two things:-
Firstly and most importantly you need to acquire a merchant number through one of the acquiring banks.
Secondly you need a PSP (payment service processor) who will act as the processor for each individual transaction, reporting on the authorisation from the acquiring (merchant) bank.
At Edinburgh Design Studio we can offer you up to date advice on the process of acquiring a merchant number to allow you to trade online. We work closely with a number of Payment Processing Companies and can advise on the services available to process your online credit card transactions.
If you would like more information on accepting credit cards online, or are looking to build an ecommerce website please contact us
SagePay (formerly protx)
One of our main partners for payment processing is SagePay, who offer excellent rates and a great range of services for small businesses through to corporate accounts. Click here to view the services offered by SagePay and to sign up for an account.