Congratulations on deciding to enter eCommerce, or upgrade the e-commerce offering of your business.
We've covered what you need to consider when choosing an e-commerce platform. We’ve also created a handy guide to choosing between hosted and self-hosted eCommerce shopping-cart solutions.
Now let's look at suitable payment gateways for companies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Payment Journey
It’s all very well having a beautiful e-commerce website, but how do you get paid? How convenient and easy is it for your customers to pay for your goods or services. A seamless and secure payment journey is vital for the success of your eCommerce business.
Not all shopping carts and payments gateways are supported in the U.A.E. Which solutions are available and which ones are suitable for your business in particular?
A payment gateway is a technology that truly transforms your internet presence into a functioning online shop. It's essentially a third-party between merchants and customers that securely take the money from customers and send it to merchant's' bank account. A payment gateway is a virtual equivalent of a physical point-of-sale terminal that located in most of retail outlets.
Based on research and experience we've created some convenient comparison tables for the following payment gateways that are supported into the UAE:
By looking at the following criteria:
- Support in U.A.E. and globally
- Pricing structure
- Supported shopping-cart platforms
- Available payment methods
- Integration options
1. Supported Countries
2. Pricing Structure
As of June 21 2020
3. Supported eCommerce Shopping-cart Platforms
4. Available Payment Methods
5. Integration Options
If taking your business online is still a question for you, consider that:
According to Statista: The UAE is the leading e-commerce market in the GCC. A primary accelerator of the e-commerce market is the mobile internet segment. Consumers in the UAE use their smartphones in various ways as an online shopping tool. According to a survey, 44 per cent of U.A.E. respondents used their smartphone to pay for their online shopping. Around a third of UAE respondents used their smartphone to review products they planned to purchase online. And more than 40 per cent have used their smartphones to compare competitor prices during their online shopping.
Armed with knowledge about what to consider when choosing your eCommerce solutions, which shopping-cart platforms fit the bill and the most suitable payment gateways for your needs, you can now go forth and conquer the world of online commerce.
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