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which technology is used for payment gateway ?

Question by James Bond: which technology is used for payment gateway ?
I mean there is technology that transfers money. We use some technology there are lots of its just tell me some so i can know something about

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Answer by stymiee
This isn’t a project you would write with a language like PHP. You would need to use a higher level language such as C or C++. Something compiled that will be much faster and more robust then PHP. You can power your web based front end with PHP (i.e. user control panel) but the backend stuff, including payment processing, will need to be in the higher level language. You’ll also need an enterprise level database as open source databases could never handle a task like this. Basically you’re looking at using an Oracle database which is expensive but also designed for this sort of thing.

Your first major issue will be PCI DSS compliance. This is the security practices dictated by the major credit card companies (Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Card, JCB). It dictates how you will secure your data in terms of hardware, software, and practice. It is expensive to do and maintain. You will need to hire a company to certify your compliance on a regularly scheduled basis. Failing your certification can mean you get shut down.

Your second major issue will be getting certified by the processing networks. To be a successful payment gateway you must be certified on every processing platform and there are at least 16 of them that I can think of off of the top of my head. Being certified takes about two months for each. You can do them simultaneously but you would be looking at at least a year to be certified on all of them. And each one has a different API so you will need to code your payment gateway to work with all of them.

Your third major issue will be the data you store. Not only do you have the PCI DSS issues to deal with, but you will need to capture and store every transaction that runs through your system for years. That kind of data will require tons of storage space (that will also need to be secured).

Your fourth major issue will be processing volume. A gateway must be able to perform transactions in a second or less. This means your hardware solutions must be able to scale for heavy traffic especially over the holiday season. It will need to be able to handle hundreds of transactions per second (thousands if you become successful). That is a big reason why you’ll need to use a higher level language over PHP.

Your fifth major issue is that you will need to create a powerful yet easy to use API for web developers to use to connect to your payment gateway. They need to be able to do everything a credit card terminal can do through code. Documenting that should be fun! πŸ˜‰

Minor issues include:

– Making sure you are ECI compliant (Electronic Commerce Indicator is required for all Internet transactions)

– Securing all data transfer (SSL)

– Offering a user control panel

If you want to be successful you will also need to have the following in place:

– Anti-fraud tools

– Have a reseller program in place

My estimations would say it would take 2 – 3 years to build your own payment gateway and get it up and running. That includes being PCI DSS certified, certified on every major processing platform, and to create your API. Costs would be around $ 250,000 as the developers you would need to write that kind of code will not be cheap plus you will have large infrastructure costs (hardware and software) just to run everything.

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Q&A: What is a secure payment gateway?

Question by sean: What is a secure payment gateway?
How does it work to a merchant’s advantage?

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Answer by happy
You need a payment gateway to process your on line payments as well as your normal credit card processing card company. They take your customer’s card details over the Internet and perform security checks on your behalf. It’s not to your advantage, because you have to pay twice and it’s not something you can do yourself.

It depends on the volume of business you transact through your site as to whether using a payment gateway is financially viable. For low volume transactions, a company such as paypal to take your online payments will be much much cheaper and it’s very straight forward. Google has also introduced a similar service recently.

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Cash Payment Gateway Receipt
payment gateway
Image by yaleman
Tonight the cash toll booths on the gateway bridge close forever (apparrently) at 8:30pm – I had to pay cash one last time πŸ™‚

The woman who served me had a big sign saying "Goodbye" which was pretty cool πŸ™‚

topcreditcardprocessors.com Names Flagship Merchant Services as the Best
The independent authority on credit card processors, topcreditcardprocessors.com, has promoted Flagship Merchant Services as the top payment gateway firm for April 2014. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Email a …
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Creditcall Becomes First EMV Ready Payment Gateway in the USA
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Payment gateway provider and EMV migration expert Creditcall has become the first payment gateway to support EMV in the U.S., enabling the company to take a market leading position as the U.S. rapidly moves toward …
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Why a Currency Based on an Internet Joke Should Be Taken Seriously
EGifter is working with GoCoin, a cryptocurrency payment gateway, to allow consumers to pay with the two altcoins. GoCoin allows clients to immediately exchange digital currencies into U.S. dollars to avoid price volatility risk. GoCoin charges 1% per …
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Canadian websites hit by Heartbleed vulnerability
Heartbleed is a vulnerability in the OpenSSL encryption code that is used by two-thirds of all websites. A popular method of encryption because it is open source and freely available, OpenSSL ensures your private information is securely transferred to …
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Q&A: What good will payment gateway service give my business?

Question by Jenny: What good will payment gateway service give my business?
I am uploading my very first online store in the next few days. Friends advise me to get a payment gateway. What good will payment gateway service give my business?

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Answer by Charlotte
A payment gateway serves as your first line of defense against Internet fraud transactions on the Net. It secures your financial transactions away from the prying eyes of hackers. Though you will have to pay some corresponding fees for the service, the benefits far outweigh the cost. In other words, as an online shop owner, you can’t afford not to have payment gateway service. It’s a must for all online merchants.
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SmartTrans continues to ramp up mobile and online revenue
It also earns royalties for providing a payment gateway for other app providers to sell into the Chinese market. Proactive Investors Australia is the market leader in producing news, articles and research reports on ASX β€œSmall and Mid-cap” stocks with …
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Discover Looks To Tap The Asian Market
Earlier this month, the company entered an agreement with Bangkok Bank in Thailand, and is also associated with the RuPay payment gateway system that was launched in May 2014 in India. Discover is the third largest credit card company in the U.S. after …
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MICROS and Elavon Deliver Secure Payment Technology
Powered by the MICROS Payment Gateway™ and Elavon's Fusebox™ gateway solution, this next generation payment environment is built upon decades of proven PMS and payment processing expertise. Robust scalability offers a great fit for businesses of …
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RBI shuts overseas payment gateway for credit card transactions within India

RBI shuts overseas payment gateway for credit card transactions within India
Aprameya Radhakrishnan, cofounder and director of Taxi for Sure, a Bangalore-based online taxi aggregator and Uber rival, said, "It will impact only foreign companies who are operating in India through an international payment gateway or by storing …
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Eason Inks Payment Gateway Deal with TNS
DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Eason, Ireland's leading retailer of books, stationery, magazines, cards and much more, has chosen the TNSPay gateway from Transaction Network Services (TNS) to handle payment transactions made across its store network …
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Google working with Airtel as payment gateway for digital purchases
While having a credit card is like having a company ID in the US, not all countries have that kind of relationship with that plastic rectangle that makes you buy stuff. In India, for example, most smartphone owners don't own a credit card, making it a …
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What is the difference between Merchant Account and Payment Gateway?

Question by M Shadows: What is the difference between Merchant Account and Payment Gateway?
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Answer by imisidro
Merchant account is a bank authorized account which allows you to accept major credit cards, electronic checks, etc. Note though that rates banks will charge you are higher if you are operating an online store because the “card is not present”

Payment Gateway is a software which actually processes customer order information, address, credit card number, etc. The data is sent to a credit card authorization network which verifies that the credit card is valid and verifies that the shipping address matches the billing address. Example of payment gateway is Authorize.net http://www.authorize.net

If you have only a few items, you can operate without a payment gateway and only with a merchant account — as long as you can manually assess the order and identify signs of fraud. All you need is a merchant account and a terminal where you can manually key in the credit card information

With a payment gateway, the order and credit card information is directly sent to your merchant account. So if the customer pressed the BUY NOW button twice, their card can be charged twice, as against when you manually key in the number, you can ignore the duplicate order

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MS University launches online admission for the new academic year
Instead of personally visiting the university campus for collection of forms, aspirants can register online and make payments through secure online payment gateway through credit or debit card. "Students not possessing debit or credit card facility can …
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MYOB unveils limited release of new mobile payments app for SMEs in Australia
Bendigo Bank will act as the merchant accounts provider for MYOB PayDirect, whereas Mint Wireless will provide the mobile payments gateway for the service. Later this year, the company will allow its clients to combine with the MYOB Essentials range …
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