E-commerce & Online Payments

E-Commerce is the most rapidly expanding area of business in card processing - where Card processing is required so payments can be made securely and in good time - in 2010 36.6 million adults purchased goods and services over the internet, equating to 72% of the adult population. In addition, 717 million card payments were made online with a total spend of £47.2 billion.

When you wish to start trading over the internet you take orders on your website that is in effect a 'virtual' or electronic shop that displays a brochure of the goods or services you have for sale. To receive payment, you require a payment page provided by a Payment Service Provider. In most cases when your customer is ready to pay they are then taken to the Payment Service Provider's own website so the card details can be taken in a fully secure and compliant manner.


All card transactions accepted over the internet are classed as card not present and carry similar fraud risks to other types of CNP transaction. To help reduce this risk, there are a range of fraud prevention tools available including AVS and CSC, MasterCard SecureCode and Verified by Visa, all of which can be discussed with the payments specialist team at acceptcards.

If you wish to trade over the internet you will need a separate merchant account, and whether you are already established as a business and wish to trade online or you are a new online business entirely we can support your business requirements via our specialist range of providers and CHOICE of Payment Gateways to enable you to easily establish your on-line presence.

acceptcards can offer you a fully secure on-line facility with a combination of the following features:

  • Combined payment gateway and merchant account
  • Accept Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, and all major cards
  • Multi-currency processing
  • Fully supported e-commerce and merchant accounts
  • Recurring billing facilities
  • Sophisticated management and reporting tools
  • Advanced fraud prevention and management controls: CV2, AVS
  • Protection through Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode

Please contact us to discuss your e-commerce requirements further.

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Would just like to pass on a big thank you from kreative Technology, acceptcards has helped us save money and deliver a better service to our clients Before we went with acceptcards we were paying double the charges. Brendan that dealt with us was very efficient and helpful and would recommend if anyone is not sure about the charges they are paying to give them a call. So again a big thank you to acceptcards....

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