Comparing International Providers
Selecting a Payment Provider for International eCommerce
When evaluating payment providers, consider the distinctive needs of your business or organization. Perhaps you have a scenario where you require more complicated payment options than just a traditional credit or debit card payment. You may
want to do ACH payments, accept digital payments, process checks, or possibly even handle purchase orders and advance invoice management. All of those scenarios might call for a degree of customization and optimization, to ensure the end user
has a very seamless customer experience while staying well informed during the process.
Needless to say, we recommend assessing your international eCommerce provider and making sure they're prepared to administer these global configurations. They must be able to implement all custom settings correctly for each combination of
country or region and payment provider. Last but not least, your business logic needs to adapt accordingly on top of the fundamental capability to implement core functionality. This will help you achieve a flawless result that enhances your
international eCommerce presence.
Another possibility to keep in mind is how some payment providers may not support specific regions. You might be already collaborating with a payment provider that simply doesn't offer services to a particular region, or they require another
version of their API in order to successfully interact with the other location. As it turns out, this can be quite common for really large and established payment providers. One of the challenges of becoming highly streamlined within the
international eCommerce space, is understanding and being able to adapt to these required APIs that vary depending on the region.
So once again, we strongly encourage you to investigate the different locations that you contemplate entering and deeply understand their needs. Consider the characteristics of the countries or regions and your planned timing for going into
them. Then assess and analyze the capabilities of your global eCommerce solution in terms of handling payments for those different countries and locations. This process will reveal the most appropriate solutions that perfectly match your
international eCommerce and help you implement them accordingly.