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 1-888-847-2747 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?

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How it works.

Your Online Store

Payment Gateway

InternetMerchant Account

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  1. Your customer inputs credit card information in Your Online Store.
  2. The Payment Gateway encrypts data and securely sends it to your Internet Merchant Account.
  3. The transaction is reviewed for authorization 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 fulfill the order.

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

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