5 Things to Consider When Choosing an Ecommerce Credit Card Processor for Your Online Store

If we’re in business to make money, then accepting payment is pretty important to your online store.

One of the most popular (and professional) ways to collect customer payments is to leverage a credit card processor, which is a service that allows you to accept credit cards directly on your ecommerce site. Of course, with so many options to choose from, the process can be a little intimidating. But never fear, because in today’s episode, I’ve got 5 factors for you to consider when picking the right ecommerce credit card processing provider for your business.

Happy selling!
-Matt Winn, Volusion


Matt Winn is Volusion’s Senior Brand Manager, where he helps oversee the organization’s branding and communications efforts. Matt has created hundreds of articles, videos and seminars on all things ecommerce, ranging from online marketing to web design and customer experience. Beyond being a certified nerd, Matt is an avid college football fan, enthusiastic home cook and a self-admitted reality TV junkie.

2 Responses to “5 Things to Consider When Choosing an Ecommerce Credit Card Processor for Your Online Store”

  1. Diane

    I’m confused between an SSL and gateway. Do you need both?

    • Matt Winn

      Hi Diane, great question – they can definitely be a bit confusing. In a nutshell, an SSL encrypts your customers’ data so that it’s safe from hackers and other cybercriminals. A gateway, on the other hand, is a tool that is used to authorize credit cards and transmits payment data from your store to the payment processor and back. Since the SSL and payment gateway work together to process payments, you will need both to accept credit cards on your online store. Hope this helps!


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