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What’s the difference between a payment gateway, a payment processor and a merchant account?

What’s the difference between a payment gateway, a payment processor and a merchant account?     You may have heard of payment gateways, payment processors and merchant accounts and wondered exactly what the three terms mean and what you need as an online seller?   Although you could have three separate entities providing these services, […]

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PSD2 Explained – Infographic

PSD2 Explained – Infographic   The Payment Services Directive 2 entered into force in January 2016 and national governments of the European countries concerned have until the 13 January 2018 to transpose the PSD2 into local legislation.   This helpful infographic, prepared by the European Payment Council, breaks down all the most important points of the […]

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Shopping online – what are the most popular payment methods worldwide?

    Shopping online – what are the most popular payment methods? All around the world, people are shopping more and more online. This means that shoppers are no longer limited to what is sold in the local store and as a seller, the world really is your oyster. So long as you have a […]

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5 tips to avoid shopping cart abandonment

    5 Tips to Avoid Shopping Cart Abandonment   As an online retailer it can be frustrating to see potential customers filling their shopping carts…   And then leaving your site without completing a purchase.   In some cases customers are doing the online equivalent of window shopping and weren’t intending to make a purchase. […]

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What is a chargeback? A guide for sellers

  Chargebacks are an unfortunate fact of life when accepting payment by card. Anyone selling online might have a chargeback at some point.   It can be an unpleasant surprise the first time it happens, especially if you don’t understand why it occurred or feel it’s unfair.   This guide will help you understand the […]

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