You can read our explanation of the options for building an on-line shop in our Website Components section by clicking here.

Once visitors have selected the contents of their basket & passed through the checkout pages of the on-line shop, there are several options available for processing payments for orders received from your web site. They fall into two categories.

Most e-commerce websites will offer the customer more than one method of paying but may indicate their preferred method. Each method will have different set up costs, fees, administrative duties and risks associated with them and so the best one will be specific to each business.

Automated On-Line Payment Processing of Credit Cards can save the customer and the merchant time and make for a smoother transaction process.

There are three main options:-