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Lead Story

Mobile payments 2013 - Part 1

News

Industry Update

Bergeron steps down at VeriFone

New battles erupt in mobile wallet wars

LevelUp reaches 1 million users

Farewell to Mike Duffy

Trade Association News

Features

Research Rundown

Selling Prepaid

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid Expo features ducks on a pond

ISO opportunities at Prepaid Expo

Views

No changes in line for debit caps

Patti Murphy
ProScribes Inc.

Education

Street SmartsSM:
Don your 'brown shoes' and differentiate yourself

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

Be a true expert adviser

Daniel Wadleigh
Marketing Consultant

The rewards of lean thinking

Dale S. Laszig
Castles Technology Co. Ltd.

It's time to change the conversation

Adam Moss
Charge Card Systems Inc.

Company Profile

projectprepaid

New Products

Big data for SMB market

Tranzlogic
Tranzlogic

Cloud-based business manager

Starter program
PaySimple

Inspiration

How are other people influencing you?

Departments

Readers Speak

Resource Guide

Datebook

A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

March 25, 2013  •  Issue 13:03:02

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Readers Speak

A better payment gateway

I'm thinking of switching payment gateways primarily because of security issues. Other than PCI compliance, what else should I look for in my next payment gateway?

Francine Frazier
Frazier Bankcard Co.

Francine,

We agree that security is paramount for payment gateways. A short list of other issues to consider includes reliability, ease of use, overall performance, customer service, compatible payment platforms, reporting options and cost.

For an in-depth discussion of this topic, see "Enlightening talk about gateway," by Ken Musante, The Green Sheet, Dec. 13, 2010, issue 10:12:01. To get the discussion going, Musante asked members of GS Online's MLS Forum the following questions: What payment gateway do you use and why? What are the pros and cons of a proprietary gateway?

Following are excerpts from the article:

As you can see, gateways are more than just commoditized virtual terminals. Many have evolved into complete processing platforms that have more functionality and features than traditional solutions.

Notice to readers: These are archived articles. Contact names or information may be out of date. We regret any inconvenience.

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