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What is a payment gateway?

Imagine you’re about to buy a new pair of shoes in a boutique. As you swipe your credit card, the software in the physical terminal processes the transaction, notifying the store manager if the transaction was completed successfully or not. For online stores, the idea is the same except the payment gateway is the software that processes the transaction. In order to establish a secure payment gateway on your site, you must first create a merchant account through which you will be able to directly accept online payments, receive daily settlements, and enjoy lower fees than if you were to choose a third party processor.

What is a third party processor and how does it differ from a payment gateway?

Third party processors, such as PayPal, are popular among newer online businesses because they don’t require merchants to set up a merchant account. The initial costs are slightly lower and the setup seems faster, as you do not need to setup a direct merchant account. However, they do not settle funds daily as there is often a delay and the transactional fees are much steeper compared to those charged for a payment gateways. In the long run, a payment gateway is much more cost effective solution and gives the merchant more control in accepting and managing their online payments.

Why choose eWAY as your online payment provider?

eWAY is the market-leading Australian payment provider with full PCI DSS Compliance. Automate your online payments with eWAY's merchant services and payment gateway. Process credit card transactions in real time and receive daily settlements directly to your merchant account. Browse our most popular plans.

Create an eway account to get online faster with our one-step merchant sign up and choose from the widest range of integrated shopping carts. With eWAY, you will receive expert eCommerce advice, merchant insights and free support 24/7. Let eWAY’s merchant services take the hassle out of approaching banks for a merchant facility. Our streamlined process will have you set up in 6 days, not 6-8 weeks! Or connect to one of our 12 banking partners for your preferred bank.

Securely accept credit card payments and grow your business today with eWAY.