3 simple steps towards selling your goods online
Your own payment solution in three simple steps!
You are interested in an online shop with a payment solution, and you are asking yourself how you can put the idea into practice as quickly, simply and securely as possible?
In three simple steps you can start selling your products and services on the Internet:
1. Choose the right payment method(s) for your online business.
2. Choose the right payment solution provider.
3. Connect your online shop to the payment solution.
1. Choose the right payment method(s) for your online business
Local or international, experienced or inexperienced online shoppers...?
It's important to know who your customers are and how they are used to paying.
In card-not-present (such as e-commerce), it's important to make your customers feel at home and allow them to pay like they are used to.
For every payment method that you would like to accept online, an acceptance contract for card not present transactions should be signed with an acquirer partner (= a financial institute giving you the possibility to accept payments via distance selling). This applies even if one is already in possession of an acceptance contract for specific means of payment for card present transactions.
Ogone has established a wide range of connections with both domestic and international acquiring partners and can help you to easily set up the necessary contacts with them.
On conclusion of an acceptance contract with your acquiring partner, you receive a merchant affiliation number.
As soon as you have this number and have decided on the right payment processing solution (see step 3), the payment solution for your online shop can be activated.
2. Choose the right payment service provider
The payment service provider (PSP) is the technical link between your shop and the individual financial institutes.
A PSP - such as Ogone - enables you to process payment transactions effected with a variety of payment methods via a single interface:
the payment gateway.
(Important: Ogone is never involved in the flow of money – you receive payments from sales directly from the financial institutes with whom you have concluded acceptance contracts! )
In addition to the actual payment transaction, Ogone also provides you with your own personal Back-Office, allowing you to manage, control and reconcile your transactions in real-time.
In a card-not-present environment, it's important to protect your online customers and your own business against potential fraud risk. As a PSP, Ogone offers you different tools to set-up your own personal fraud prevention solution and reduce fraud risk to a minimum.
3. Connect your online shop to the correct payment processing solution
There are numerous online shop solutions – meeting different requirements and in every price category. If you have not yet arrived at a choice, you should take your time in doing so. Make sure that your needs will be met as fully as possible. In addition to the price, pay attention to aspects such as upgradeability, implementation cost/support, and already existing interfaces to up- and downstream integration systems.
If wanted, you can count on our network of certified web agencies, to help you with the integration of the Ogone payment solution into your system.
Once your shop is in development, you can start with the integration of the Ogone payment solution.
Via the Ogone website, everybody interested in working with Ogone has the possibility to create a free test account, allowing the integration of all Ogone products in a test environment which is identical to the real production environment.
On top of offering you a free test platform to test the integration and try out all functionalities, you receive full support on your free test account by our Customer Care team.
Having problems finding the right payment solution for your business? Just give us a call, our experts offer you free and personal advice to set-up your perfect payment solution!
Once you are finished testing and you have received the merchant affiliation numbers from your acquiring partner, you can easily switch your test account into a production account.
Once done, you can start selling online!