The main players
When choosing a payment gateway there are a few things too look, at such as transaction fees, monthly fees setup fees and card types. But also it’s important to find one that has good documented support for your developer to integrate in to your eCommerce website. With there being hundreds to choose from, we’ve compared the payment gateways we recommend to all of our clients.
Stripe is the less well known of the three payment gateways we recommend, but equally (If not more) brilliant. Stripe is a fairly new payment gateway with it only being established in 2010 but quickly became popular due to minimal hassle when integrating with an eCommerce website.
Signing up for this payment gateway is a lot easier compared to others but they only offer an onsite option. It is also very feature rich - making recurred billing (E.g. monthly subscriptions) & mobile payments easy.
The major benefit of PayPal is that they are really recognised and trusted by many internet users. But on the flip side, most users think they require a PayPal account to send payments - but this is not true. Customers can use either their PayPal account or pay via a debit/credit card.
PayPal comes with two options - PayPal Standard (Offsite) and PayPal Pro (Onsite) and both are relatively easy to integrate and offer great support. They are currently changing their interface which makes understanding your incoming transactions a lot easier.
SagePay is popular with accountants due to their accounting software - Sage, so this gains trust knowing that it’s a good and secure payment gateway to use. Technical support from SagePay is excellent when dealing with queries of payments and setting up with them initially.
One of the main advantages of SagePay is that they also offer more than online payments - you can take orders over the phone and through EPOS systems.
Payment Gateway Comparison
The below table is correct as of 13th November 2018. Choose a card to show more details.