Internet Merchant Account: Definition

What is an Internet merchant account?

It's an account with a bank that allows you to process credit cards online.

Need an Internet merchant account?

Call us at 1800 729 725 to get an all-in-one payment solution. Or, explore them here: Website Payments Standard, Website Payments Pro, or Email Payments.

Already have an Internet merchant account?

Connect your online shop to any major payment processor, bank, or card association with our secure, industry-leading payment gateways, Payflow Link and Payflow Pro.

How it works.

Your Online Shop

Payment Gateway

InternetMerchant Account

Internet Merchant Account, Internet Merchant Accounts
  1. Your customer inputs credit card information in Your Online Shop.
  2. The Payment Gateway encrypts data and sends it securely to your Internet Merchant Account.
  3. The transaction is reviewed for authorisation by the customer’s issuing bank.
  4. The result is encrypted and sent back through the gateway.
  5. You get the results and decide whether or not to fulfil the order.

For more information, download our Online Payment Processing Guide or send us a question.

Already have an Internet merchant account?

Get one of our industry-leading gateways – Payflow Link or Payflow Pro – today.

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