Getting started

Do you want to become an online merchant? Are you confused about how to receive payments? We are here to help!

This video will explain how online payments work, and what is required to get started. Below you will find our thoughts on becoming an online merchant.


1

Shop system

Choosing a shop system is critical for your web shop. QuickPay provides modules for all commonly used systems.

If you already have a shop system, you can skip this step.

2

Acquirer agreement

All acquirers pretty much do the same thing, namely moving funds from one bank account to another upon request.

If you already have an agreement with an acquirer, you can skip this step.

3

QuickPay account

When you have selected a shop system and an acquirer, the last thing you need to get payments from your customer is, to get a QuickPay account.

A QuickPay test account is always free.


1

Shop system

Choosing a shop system is vitally important, and is where you should put the most effort. The possibilities are endless, and the choice you make should depend on your specific needs - receiving payments is just one thing to consider.

QuickPay can be integrated into any system, and most of the widely used shops already have built-in support, many as an easily installed module. We recommend a hosted solution so you can keep focus on being a merchant - and not an engineer.

You can integrate the processing of payments more tightly into your system and your business logic, through the API.

If you do choose a system that is not yet supported by QuickPay then let us know. We will support any integration efforts that result in a publicly available module.

2

Acquirer agreement

All acquirers pretty much do the same thing, namely moving funds from one bank account to another upon request. The difference, and what you need to consider, is the agreement itself and which payment methods are offered by the acquirer.

With regards to the agreement, you should consider not only the total costs but also your incoming payments settlement period, and if a bank guarantee is required.

Perhaps the most important thing is to make sure that the acquirer offers the payment methods used by your target customers. A country, or even a specific age segment, may prefer one payment method while another segment may prefer something entirely different.

It is possible to have agreements with multiple acquirers to cover the most used payment methods, and have redundancy in case an acquirer is down.

The agreement application processing time can take from af few days up to six weeks, and include a risk assessment and review of your storefront, giving you ample time to focus on the integration of QuickPay.

3

QuickPay account

In essence, QuickPay is the bridge between the shop system and the acquirers - sort of like a credit card terminal on the internet. On your behalf QuickPay will accept payment details from your customer, process them, and exchange relevant data with the acquirer.

We manage all payment information across supported acquirers, and take care of any issues relating to security when handling and exchanging sensitive data. We also provide a modern administration interface from which you can manage your payments and more.

A QuickPay account is created right away, and is free until you start processing real transactions.

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