When setting up an E-commerce website you need to decide exactly what methods of payment you are going to provide your customers with. The most common form of payment on a website is a credit card, but there are a number of other options.
Your e-commerce website can be enabled to accept credit cards via a 'payment gateway'. A payment gateway is a third-party company that provides secure link between your Zeald website and your Merchant Account. They are carefully vetted by the credit card companies to ensure they have a very high level of security, and handle the credit card so that you and your staff never even see it. This makes it much easier to be PCI Compliant.
You will need a merchant account that will accept online credit card payments in the currency you do business in. Even if you have a current merchant account you need to check it will be able to accept and support online transactions in the way you would like.
Zeald recommends you use DPS, as it supports the most banks and is the easiest to setup
But if you'd rather do it yourself, Zeald supports a large number of other Payment Gateways
Your Electronic Merchant Account
Most Payment Gateways will require you to have an Electronic Merchant Account set up with your bank.
Many companies assume that their EFTPos merchant account can be used, but this is incorrect as the merchant account for a Payment Gateway is different. Contact your bank for further details on costs and to apply.
Zest Supports different types of Payment Gateways
Popular Payment Gateways
Credit Card Payments
Buy Now Pay Later Gateways
Account to Account (A2A) Payments