Credit card processing online is now the right thing to do. Especially when shopping online; if you have a website where you sell items but don’t accept payments by credit or debit cards, how many people do you think are going to buy from you? Definitely not many because they don’t want to do through a whole process of money grams, cheques in post, etc. Some websites accept payments by Payfast, Paypal and Mygate, which makes things a bit easier but you have to be registered with them in order for you to make use of the services. Internet transactions are the most convenient way of making payments; no queues in the bank, no time limit, all you need is access to the web.
If you have a small business that trades online, you should be familiar with credit card processing. You may not make use of Paypal, Payfast or Mygate, but it is something that you should consider looking into in the near future as it makes life so much easier for your customers and you will probably notice an increase in sales after a short period. Everyone, or most people at least, prefer secure Internet transactions, so if you don’t incorporate it into your small business, you are sure to lose a lot of customers.
Although it takes some time to add this wonderful feature to your business, it will be worth it in the end when you see how much more money your business is making. Think about it; if you wanted to buy something and it was available at two stores, one accepts credit cards and one doesn’t and you are planning to use your credit card to make this purchase, which store would you go to? Credit card processing online will soon become even bigger in South Africa than it already is.