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Top Things to consider when choosing a payment gateway

Top Things to consider when choosing a payment gateway

Published on 2016-02-25 by Brad Houldsworth

You have set up your e-commerce site and now is the time to choose a payments service provider. Before you go for a plan based on price, there are a few things you must consider to ensure you make the buying process a smooth and hassle-free one for your customers.

Here are the top 3 we recommend you start with…

What features does it have to help grow my business

Does the payments provider have tools such as advanced fraud screening, accept a variety of payments and also help you set up easily customised payment checkout pages? For just 80p per day, Sage Pay offers all the tools you need to accept payments online and grow your business including free advanced fraud screening.

Is it secure?

The security of your transactions is a big priority to consider. 63% of consumers feel reassured when they see the SagePay logo on a website and 24% are more likely to buy from a Sage Pay site than a website using alternatives. Sage Pay also includes advanced fraud screening as a standard for no additional fee. If unsure about a transaction, you can call our fraud team 24 hours a day 365 days a year for advice on your transactions.

Is there customer support out of business hours and does it cost extra?

Not many payment gateways offer free support. At Sage Pay, we offer free 24/7 support by phone, email, web chat and Twitter 365 days a year and we help you through the entire setup.

Want to know more? Download Sage Pay’s guide on ‘8 things to consider when choosing a payment gateway’ from

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