Are you in the market for an IPSP or payment service provider that can support payments and different payment methods from different regions around the world? Are there other features such as fraud prevention tools or features for simplifying PCI compliance that are needed as well? Our International Payment Service Provider Buyer's Guide can help you pin point your business' specific needs and make a more informed decision based on the varying capabilities and regional coverage IPSPs offer. 

There are many reasons an eCommerce merchant may process transactions through a payment service provider. PSPs can provide merchants the connectivity they need to accept payments from international customers and cater to the regional payment methods that international customers prefer to use. Whether a merchant needs a PSP with connections to local acquirers to settle in local currencies, or they just want to make a minimal investment to start accepting payments in new countries, there are many options and vendors available. Merchants are able to lessen their burden of PCI compliance by outsourcing hosted payment pages and the transmission of sensitive data to their payment service provider. Merchants may also turn to PSPs because they offer platforms for fraud management or can enable the use of 3D Secure and other fraud prevention tools. If a merchant wants to offer recurring billing, have consolidated reconciliation and reports they can find PSPs that offer these features as well as integrations with the eCommerce engines, ERP or CRM systems the merchant already uses.

The International Payment Provider Buyer’s Guide White Paper provides:

  • An overview of the global eCommerce market volume and regional online payment preferences.

  • Discussions on the purchase motivations and features or functionalities that IPSPs can provide to meet varying merchant needs.

  • Detailed information about many of the major IPSPs offering services today to include the features and functionalities, regional coverage, payment types supported, and partnerships with other businesses for each.



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International Payment Service Provider Buyer's Guide

There are many reasons merchants turn to payment service providers ranging from features and additional services to enhance their payment acceptance and reporting, to being able to accept payments in new regions with local currencies and payment methods. When it comes to choosing a payment service provider merchants first need to define what it is they need or want with a payment service provider. This can vary greatly from reducing the scope of PCI compliance to entering new markets. Then based on these needs, merchants should make sure they are talking to the right vendors, the ones that offer or specialize in the features or services most important to the merchant. This involves research on the strengths and weaknesses of the vendors and the services they offer, and choosing payment service providers based on a match of their strengths to the merchant’s most crucial needs and motivation for choosing a PSP. The Fraud Practice’s International Payment Provider Buyer’s Guide White Paper provides an overview of the many types of features and services PSPs can offer while discussing many of the vendors servicing the market in terms of their strengths and focuses with regards to the types of features they offer.

Service OfferingThe International Payment Service Provider Buyer's Guide

Type: Prepared Research, White Paper

Length:  81 pages

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction
2. Understanding the Global Market
a. Global eCommerce Payment Volume
b. Payment Methods Vendors are Choosing for Global Payments
c. eCommerce Figures by Region/Country
d. Payment Preferences by Region/Country
i. North America
ii. Europe
iii. Latin America
iv. Asia
v. Australia New Zealand
vi. Africa & Middle East
e. Impact of Alternative Payments on eCommerce Market
3. Pricing and Cost considerations for Payments
a. Processing Costs
4. Customers and Clients of International Payment Service Providers
5. Purchase Motivation
6. Creating your Peg List of Feature Functionalities          
a. Accepting International Payments
b. Settling in Local Currencies and Currency Conversion
c. PCI Compliance Outsourcing
d. Fraud Management
e. Consolidated Reporting          
f. Additional Features
7. International Payment Providers
a. Global Collect
b. WorldPay
c. Digital River World Payments
d. Chase Paymentech
e. CyberSource
f. FIS
g. First Data
h. Litle & Co.
i. Wirecard
j. PayPoint
k. DataCash
l. VitalPay
m. Adyen Payment Services
n. Merchant e-Solutions
o. Braintree Payments
p. Planet Payment          
q. PayPal
8. Vendor Capabilities Comparison Charts
a. Fraud Prevention Tools
b. Payment Methods Supported – All
c. Payment Methods Supported – Currencies & Card Brands
d. Payment Methods Supported – Bank Transfers
e. Payment Methods Supported – All other Alternative Payment Methods

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