Don’t wait to Sign-up for Online Payment Gateways.
There’s never been more of a demand for online payment processors such as PayPal, Stripe, and Square, as more and more businesses are looking at ways of shifting operations online.
Even if you’re not sure your business will need it, we recommend signing up and registering now.
There are dozens of online payment getaways available to Canadian businesses and with banking systems being overloaded, it’s taking longer than ever to get setup.
Here are 3 popular online payment gateways that are quick to get up and running:
PayPal – Quick to setup and to be able to start taking payments almost right away. Accounts limits and restrictions are in place until the account is verified. Most of the sign-up and verification process is online and automated. PayPal can accept all major credit cards and customers can also pay directly from their bank accounts. PayPal is compatible with almost all eCommerce platforms such as WooCommerce, Shopify and Squarespace. Signup for PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/
Stripe – One of the quickest for the initial setup. The verification process does require an application to be submitted but the process is largely automated. Stripe accepts most major credit cards and is supported by most eCommerce platforms such as WooCommerce, Shopify and Squarespace.
Signup for Stripe: https://stripe.com/en-ca
Square – A great option for being able to take credit card payments over the phone. Like PayPal, Square has a mostly automated setup and verification process. Square accepts most major credit cards, and is compatible with some eCommerce platforms such as WooCommerce.
Signup for Square: https://squareup.com/ca
There are a ton of other options available from providers such as Monaris, Authorize.net, Chase Paymentech and most banks. Most of these providers have eCommerce gateway options, but are overloaded and backed up with support and new sign-ups.
Our recommendation is to sign-up for a payment gateway now. It’s better to have it and not need it then need it and not have it!
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