Top 3 Online Payment Options
By Greg Nunan
It’s that time of the year where internet sales begin the climb to the top of the yearly sales spike in the run up to the 25th of December, as people rush to find their loved ones the perfect gift.
As internet sales account for more and more commerce every year, it’s clear that firms are starting to master the art of online ecommerce. But how are people paying for their goods online?
Whether you own an ecommerce business and want to create the best experience for your clients , or are a customer yourself, here are three of our favorite and most trusted online payment methods.
paysafecard have been offering a secure payment method for over 15 years now, and a firm trusted by millions of their regular customers. In an age where every phone call, text message, email and online payment leaves a record, paysafecard guarantees safety and anonymity. Customers can get a paysafecard from a trusted retailer, which they can identify on their homepage, choosing a denomination between $10, $25, $50, or $100, then using the code online to purchase goods online.
A former partner of online auction site eBay, PayPal is perhaps the most widely known online payment option. PayPal acts as a third party between you and the seller, meaning that you do not have to entrust an anonymous source with your card details. It’s a tried and tested method.
If it’s purchases on your smartphone that you’ll be making this Christmas, then Stripe could be the gateway for you. Although mobile devices represent 60% of internet traffic, only 15% of online purchases are made on them. Payment gateways like Stripe aim to decrease that margin, and move more of the online ecommerce market towards the smartphone industry. Meaning that in years to come, we can expect to see more purchases being made via smartphone apps, and less so on desktops and laptops.