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Lead Story

Retail revitalization underway

Ann Train


Industry Update

News Briefs


Data security should be national priority

Patti Murphy
ProScribes Inc

The death of interchange

Brandes Elitch
CrossCheck Inc.


Street SmartsSM:
The pain in practicing

Steven Feldshuh
Merchants' Choice Payment Solutions East

Who will win the mobile wallets war?

Don Bush
Kount Inc.

Company Profile

Transaction Services

New Products

Portable reader for all types of payment

International Technologies and Systems Corp.


Get time on your side


Letter from the editors

Readers Speak

Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

October 09, 2017  •  Issue 17:10:01

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Readers Speak

Meeting the Stripe challenge

I'm looking into competing directly with Stripe in some vertical niches. A few developers I've talked to rave about their technology/API/ease of integration. The gateways I've shown them were apparently not impressive: code way out-of-date.

I was wondering if you had any insight into what all gateways are out there. Other thanĀ Auth.netĀ and a few of the bigger names, it's hard to find any good info. Mainly looking for a solution with up-to-date, robust code, as well as Level II and III support. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

Ryan King, Guardian Payment Systems Inc.


Thank you for getting in touch. We haven't compiled data comparing features of payment gateways. However, here is information Matt Hyde, Vice President of Marketing & Partner Development at NMI, offered in response to your request:

The question you've asked is one we are hearing more and more frequently. Increasingly, companies are exploring how they can offer their own Stripe-like solution to their merchant customers. This solution has two characteristics which are very appealing to merchants:

  1. A frictionless application and onboarding experience.
  2. A much easier to understand, pay-as-you-go, flat price to process payments.

There are a couple reasons Stripe can deliver this:

Thank you, Matt, for your informative response.

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