One of ITLANDMARK’s biggest assets is our expertise in integrating payment gateways using ColdFusion. So far, we have integrated more than 25 payment gateways to numerous ColdFusion websites/applications.
With lot of new payment gateways coming up each year, we wanted to briefly review some of the most popular payment gateways. These are as follows:
Authorize.Net is one of the most economical and reliable services, which run their own payment gateway instead of contracting it to other services. Authorize.Net have very nominal monthly fees and charge $0.10 per CC transaction which is one of the lowest in its kind. There fraud prevention tools and virtual terminal come free with the subscription.
The API provided by the company could be used to completely customize webstore. Do contact us if you require any help in this regard. Simple Checkout is an option provided by them targetting small business where the highly secure payment forms are hosted elsewhere.
This could be great for small business entities and it’s always great to conduct credit card transactions on your website to gain confidence of your customers.
Technical support is completely free for Authorize.Net customers. They could be reached via email, phone or a live chat. Do remember that they are available only from Monday to Friday – 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time).
Paypal is one of the most widely used payment gateways, as it is less problematic with merchant accounts, returned charges and credit card transactions. Some of the top payment solutions provided by Paypal are -
- PayPal Payments Standard
- PayPal Payments Advanced
- PayPal Payments Pro
Websites using PayPal Payments Standard could accept credit cards but customers would be required to go to Paypal website. The Advanced and Pro version would let customers stay on your website as the payment forms would be hosted on your website.
PayPal Website Payments Pro is one of the best solutions which could be used by webstores that do not have huge transaction. They could be integrated easily with nearly all popular shopping carts.
Client support at Paypal is sometimes great while it sucks at some occasions. They have a history of holding back sellers’ funds and even freezing accounts. If you want to use it then employ it as a secondary payment option.
Google Checkout is a payment gateway provided by Google.com using which merchants could accept credit card payments on their website or on retail outlets from people who use Google wallet.
The users could pay securely at online stores with the credit card information saved on Google checkout account. It is both safe and speeds up the checkout process simulataneously.
Google Checkout is quite similar to what paypal offers for their Advanced and Pro accounts where businesses could accept payments from the checkout hosted on Google servers or via shopping cart integration with the service. Merchants would require services from experienced web developer for the API integration.
Customer support for merchants at Google is horrible as compared to their other products. You should use it only as a secondary payment gateway.
CyberSource delivers services for business owners of every size and type. This is one of the most flexible and professional payment gateway solutions encountered so far. This gateway helps optimize business results by managing every aspect in your payment operations from accepting payments to pavement security.
This complete modular system of web based assistance offers versatility to add more options when and where required. Its features include –
#Global Payment Services – Give you freedom to sell online anywhere in the world and thus give a boost to your customer reach. Merchants can accept payments in preferred local markets, transact payments in nearly 190 countries and deposit capitals in major currency trade centers, enabling every step in a single connection.
#Payment Security – Offers a wide line of services that reduce the complexity and cost of payment security. Protects your brand and builds trust.
#Fraud Management – Detects the fraud sooner and accurately, while streamlining the fraud operations.
#Reporting and Reconciliation – Provides reporting and reconciliation knacks to streamline the process operations.
Amazon payment gateway is similar to PayPal and Google Checkout processes. This payment service offers its customers the flexibility to make their payments on other websites using Amazon account.
Amazon Simple Pay is one of the Amazon services used by merchants to create, improve conversion and attract users to their application. It enables easy payment processes. It can be set as a payment option for digital goods and services like digital content, online publications and social networking.
It also offers chargeback controls, fraud detection capabilities and risk management techniques to reduce bad debts and lowers costs.
Amazon Flexible Payments Service is the primary payment services created from ground-up for developers. This is created on top of Amazon’s scalable payment infrastructure, offering developers an easy way to charge millions of buyers. Customers are required to make their payments using login credentials, payment information and shipping address which is already present in the Amazon database.
SecurePay is one of the largest payment gateways in Australia and is being operated by Australian post. This Australian Post Business is specialized in developing cost effective payment services tailored to the business needs. The payment solutions are delivered using a wide range of proven and well-tested major proprietary developed systems. With PCI-DSS compliance, this is the most secured platform.
It easily integrates the existing applications, CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems, shopping carts and booking engines. It builds and maintains the payment services so that the users can know where and how the payments are processed.
Stripe is comparatively a new payment gateway founded in 2010. There are no set-up fees for the service, no minimum charges and over all there are no monthly fees. Stripe charges fixed transaction fees of 2.9% plus $0.30 for all types of cards and areas. There are no fees for refunds or failed payments either. The company does have a $15 chargeback fees.
Stripe keeps the credit card information away from the merchant’s server thus eliminating the need for PCI-compliance. They however hold the money for seven days before paying it.
The company provides email support, but there is no phone or chat support which might pose some problems for merchants. Online reviews on this payment gateway provider are primarily positive and their customers are happy with their services. This service could be your first choice if you are implementing a payment processing for a moderate type of transactions.
Braintree Payment Solutions is a Chicago, Illinois based company founded in 2007. The company targets its services to e-commerce merchants and subscription based businesses.
Braintree offers PCI compliance automatically by storing the credit card information away from the merchant’s servers to its own secured servers. Re-entering the credit card information is not necessary when it comes to refund or recharge. It also lets merchants set up charges that are recurring and is done on periodic intervals. Merchants could accept payments in 134 currencies spanning 21 countries.
Transaction fees charged by the company are similar to that charged by Stripe & Paypal which is 2.9% plus $0.30 per transaction which is same for all credit card types. In case of disputes merchant has to bear a chargeback fees of $15. In case a merchant wants to use their payment gateway with different processor, they will then charge $49/month with 10 cents transaction fees.
You might want to consider Braintree services because they do not charge monthly fees, setup fees, PCI compliance fees and overall no cancellation fees. We could not find negative comments or reviews on them on web.
WorldPay was founded in 1989 under the name “Streamline”. The company has good presence in UK and Europe and is also active in 40 countries internationally.
Other than offering credit card processing services, the company also offers check processing, gift card processing, loyalty card services, ATM, while its online payment processing is powered by Authorize.net.
Rates for this service are higher as compared to other providers and longer agreement for their services might not go well with small merchants. Merchants are required to signup with them with three years standard service agreement and an automatic one year renewal. The cancellation penalty is $495.
Worldpay is a very big direct processor with a wide international presence. If they could work on their penalty and auto renewing contract, they might become a preferred provider for even small and medium businesses.
Dwolla was founded in 2008 and is primarily preferred provider due to their low cost service for businesses. Their services are similar to Paypal but with a little difference. They do not charge fees for the transactions by linking consumers’ accounts with Dwolla with their checking accounts.
Dwolla eliminates fees that merchants have to bear while accepting credit cards and also eliminates transfer delays and fraud. Dwolla also provides instant cash transfers globally.
Company provides email support and has a dedicated customer support number. The company offers low cost solution for business that are low in risk. Their service is highly preferable for business to business payment.
2Checkout is best known for supporting all leading payment methods and gateway services, like MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, Diner’s Club, JCB, debit card, and even PayPal.
It has two different cehckout methods
1.Standard: It displays the checkout page depending on the customer’s device, which shows as if the Checkout page is part of the merchant’s site while providing all the benefits of a hosted checkout solution.
2.Hosted checkout solution.
Any transaction entered in 2Checkout is guaranteed to be secure thanks to the platform’s Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard. Its PCI security is Level 1 certified, the highest certification possible that guarantees total protection for both merchant and customer from possible fraud.
offers integration with more than 100 online shopping carts and invoicing systems, which includes Shopify, Magento, and WP e-Commerce, among others. A suite of open API is also available that will enable your site to be integrated with 2Checkout’s powerful payment platform.
Payza (formerly AlertPay) can be used by businesses and individuals to securely send and accept money anywhere in the world. Individuals can open a personal Payza account while enterprises can make use of business accounts for their larger needs. This solution performs conventional online payment processing and is similar to other payment gateways.
Payza is available in 22 currencies and is used in 190 countries. This service is especially popular in developing countries where merchants use it to send and receive money on a global scale. Top features of this solution include shopping cart integration, centralized management, payment buttons, local payment options, request funds, send funds, and secure online payments.Payza comes with all the features one expects from an online payment processing platform. The system makes it very convenient for users to send and receive money worldwide. Payza can perform many payment-related transactions and enables users to accept payments via ACH transfers, bank wires, cashier’s checks, bitcoin money orders, or credit and debit cards.
Payza management also guarantees to keep the platform as simple, international, versatile, and secure as possible. The service now caters to over 9 million users worldwide and that figure keeps on growing, giving users access to a very large customer base, which is beneficial for online merchants.
This is All-in-one Payment Platform is specifically designed to convert more shoppers to buyers by reducing checkout abandonment on the payment page and by optimizing payment approval rates behind the scenes. Over 1,000 customers worldwide trust BlueSnap to process their online payments.BlueSnap’s Platform you will be able to accept all major credit and debit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner’s Club, JCB.
This is bank agnostic which allows us to provide access to many alternative payment methods such as PayPal, SEPA, and 110 others built-in with the Platform. they also provide eWallets such as, MasterPass, Visa Checkout, Apple Pay and more. All we need is one integration with BlueSnap.
Built-in with the All-in-one Payment Platform are popular eCommerce platforms such as WooCommerce, Magento, and Shopify. These integrations allow you to quickly and easily process all major credit and debit card payments safely and securely. You’ll also receive the added benefit of our multiple acquiring bank relationships, which automatically increase your payment acceptance rates through the use of intelligent payment routing.
BlueSnap complies with Level 1 Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS), which are the highest standards in the industry. Merchants that are already compliant themselves can use our APIs to process payments without implementing any additional security measures. For merchants that opt not to obtain a Level 1 certification, BlueSnap offers several tools to simplify PCI compliance.
CardinalCommerce is a payment gateway provider that enables secure transactions and authenticated payments, and offers alternative payment brands for both mobile commerce and online eCommerce. This platform offers payment brands for thousands of global merchants.
CardinalCommerce has utilized years of feedback and experience to design suitable payment processing solutions for financial institutions and merchants. Its range of products is used by merchants in more than 200 countries and in greater than 180 currencies. Main features include universal wallet, universal PIN debit service, tokenization, mobile marketing, mobile banking, hosted payments, digital gift cards, and consumer authentication.
There is also the Universal Wallet which provides access to multiple digital wallets with a single integration, such as PayPal, Amazon Payments, MasterCard MasterPass, and Visa CheckOut. This is beneficial to consumers who can now pay safely and securely with just a few keystrokes or clicks. As far as security is concerned, users can enable tokenization to reduce PCI scope and protect the most sensitive information of their customers.
Converge is a cloud-hosted payment solution that enables businesses to accept payments online, in-store, and on the go. You can easily configure this flexible platform for your business needs.
Converge provides compatible solutions for all environments including eCommerce, mobile app, mobile Web, in-store, telephone, and traditional mail. You can use these solutions to optimize your payment processing procedures and drive long-term growth. Converge is successful because it also offers valuable integrations and affordable pricing. Key features include detailed reporting, tokenization, encryption, EMV, electronic benefit transfer, gift cards, and checks, and mobile payments.
Converge accepts a full range of payment methods, from cash, credit cards and debit cards, to other electronic payment solutions such as electronic checks, gift cards and even electronic transfers. Users can process payments not only online but also in-store through a computer, card reader, PIN pads, or other devices, and even process mail or phone payments through the system. Its mobile app is intuitive to use and is compatible with most smartphones and tablets in the market.
Converge also offers enhanced security features, including EMV, encryption, and tokenization that complies with the strictest security standards. The system is also easy to setup, so that users can start accepting payments instantly. For a more comprehensive view of the business’ sales performance, detailed reporting with up to 12 months of data storage is available to readily provide such information to gauge business performance and help formulate better strategies if necessary.
Customizable payment screens can be set up to ensure a unique customer experience that helps generate sales conversions. For businesses that have a lot of personnel such as salespeople, permission management is available for up to 5,000 users who may need to access the system at any time from any device.
We have expertise to integrate all the above payment gateway providers with your shopping cart. Do contact us in case you require any custom services in Coldfusion.