Any reputable Ecommerce business will know that providing customers with a convenient and safe way to pay is vital.
Ecommerce enables you to easily integrate with secure payment gateways such as PayPal, WorldPay and HSBC, and by offering multiple payment options you can boost your revenues. A shared SSL certificate is included as standard so you can handle payments and data securely.
When it comes to shipping, offering a variety of methods, prices and extra touches will all encourage return custom.
Secure Payment Partners
Increase revenues by offering multiple payment choices in your checkout. Here are just some of the payment partners you can integrate with.
PayPal + PayPal Pro & ExpressMore Info
PayPal + PayPal Pro & Express
PayPal is a fast and safe way to pay and get paid online, with 110 million active accounts in 190 markets and 25 currencies worldwide, facilitating global ecommerce. PayPal accepts all major credit and debit cards as well as bank transfers, allowing users to make fast and secure payments. Plus the user only has to enter their card details once into PayPal, and then simply enter their username and password into websites showing the PayPal logo.
PayPal's range of products all provide increased convenience and security for your customers and whichever you choose, your PayPal business account will allow you to send, invoice and manage payments quickly and easily online. PayPal is affordable whatever your business size and offers chargeback protection on qualifying transactions.
HSBC is a globally recognised bank and a name your customers may know and trust. You will be able to accept all major credit and debit cards on your website and receive the payments quickly and directly into your bank account. HSBC's online payment service is secure and can be fully integrated within your website.
SagePay (UK)More Info
SagePay (UK) is an easy to manage, secure and reliable payment gateway that enables you to process credit and debit card payments online, over the phone or through mail order.
SagePay processes millions of transactions each month for over 30,000 businesses and is approved with all the major banks, complies with bank initiated fraud checks including: AVS, CV2 and 3D Secure (Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode), and partners with The 3rd Man who are risk management specialists.
There are no setup fees, percentage fees or annual charges, and you can start trading from just £20 per month.
Google CheckoutMore Info
Google Checkout is a well-recognised, convenient and secure way for your customers to pay for their goods with a credit or debit card, using a single username and password.
Google Checkout has a built-in fraud prevention system to stop invalid orders from reaching you, as well as a Payment Guarantee that helps protect you against chargebacks.
You can choose to receive your Google Checkout payments daily, weekly or monthly, and what's more, in Google search results, you can display the Google Checkout logo against your Company, increasing exposure and bringing more traffic to your website.
WorldPay provides a globally connected, locally coordinated payment processing solution that is fast, secure, reliable and used to dealing with high volumes of transactions.
WorldPay can accept every major credit and debit card, bank transfers, direct debits and a wide range of local cards, whether online, face-to-face or via phone or call centre.
You will control how often you will receive your money from WorldPay so that you can better manage your cash flow.
Skrill Reduced Rates OfferMore Info
Skrill is one of the largest online payment providers in the world with over 35 million members. It’s currently used by 135,000 merchants and has a payment network that covers 41 currencies in 200 countries and territories. Integrating Skrill into your online shop is easy, and means you can accept over 100 local payment options, credit cards and online bank transfers with instant processing.
As a consumer using Skrill you can pay online safely, keeping your personal and financial details safe while withdrawing and depositing funds instantly. As a merchant, you can increase conversion rates by offering multiple secure payment options. Other features include recurring billing for subscriptions and monthly payments, authorise and capture facilities, sophisticated risk and anti-fraud management, a virtual terminal to take payments over the phone, and competitive, flexible pricing.
Offline & Deferred Payments
Payment in advance: take a deposit or the total amount upfront offline, perfect if you’re selling services or expensive goods.
Payment by invoice: some businesses that purchase from your store may require an invoice, on which you can determine your payment terms i.e. pay within 30 days.
Cash on delivery: some online shoppers may not want to enter their card details online, some may not even have a debit or credit card. Taking cash on delivery is also helpful if you sell services, so that customers can pay after receiving the service.
Reserve online service: if you have a 'bricks & mortar' retail store, providing your customers with a convenient reserve and collect option can have a positive impact on your sales. Platinum Ecommerce only
Pay by instalments: if you sell expensive goods or services, you could offer a ‘pay by instalments’ option to loyal customers. Platinum Ecommerce only
Online shopping continues to grow year on year, and with so many fraudulent websites and fake goods out there, it’s never been more important to show your customers they can shop with confidence on your Ecommerce site.
Shared SSL CertificateMore Info
Shared SSL Certificate
Our Ecommerce shops are supported by a shared SSL certificate so that you are able to process transactions securely.
Having your own SSL certificate can help to strengthen customer trust and improve conversion rates, as well as give you enhanced Google tracking capabilities. If you wish to upgrade to your own SSL certificate, contact our team on +44 (0)345 363 3630 who will be happy to advise you.
SSL allows your customers to know their payment and personal information is being handled securely if a) the padlock symbol appears on the web page and b) ithe URL changes to https.
Trusted ShopsMore Info
Trusted Shops Certification
The Trusted Shops seal of approval will confirm to customers that your online shop meets security and consumer protection criteria. Our Ecommerce shops are designed so that they meet most of the requirements already and you can complete the application form in your Admin Panel.
SafeBuy (UK)More Info
SafeBuy (UK) Certification
SafeBuy is a shop accreditation service, designed to reassure online shoppers. Show your customers they can trust your online store with the SafeBuy mark of assurance.
Your online shop is prepared for SafeBuy certification - simply register with them via the Ecommerce Admin Panel.
You can compliment your online shop with a variety of external shipping methods such as Royal Mail, DHL, UPS and more from within your Ecommerce Admin Panel. Here are some other options you could use to give your proposition an edge over your competitors'.
Vary Shipping Methods & Prices
If your customers are spread across a wide geographical area, and/or you sell a variety of goods, you might want to set different delivery options and prices for certain regions and products.
For example, sending a washing machine to a location 5 miles away requires a different type of delivery to sending a book to another country.Regional differences available on Premium & Platinum Ecommerce, differences per product available on Platinum.
Often, people aren't at home when their goods are being delivered. Help your customers by allowing them to specify delivery instructions such as ‘leave with neighbour’.
Gift Wrapping & Greeting Card Services
If your customers have no time to wrap gifts or just aren’t any good at it, you can make their life easier by offering a complete gift-wrapping service.
Plus, add that extra touch with a personal greeting card service and really make your shop stand out from the crowd.
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