Payment Gateways Basics for Ecommerce 101

Thursday Apr 7th 2011 by Vangie Beal
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Ready to start an online business or to add ecommerce capability to your website? Here's what you need to know about payment gateways.

A payment gateway is a crucial part of an ecommerce business, and choosing the right service provider can have an enormous impact on your small business ecommerce website. Their prices, fees and services vary considerably, but our sister site, Ecommerce-Guide has the info you need to be informed and to make the best buying decision.


The payment gateway is an important part of any payment transaction -- online or physical. For ease of understanding payment gateways for online transactions, think of the payment gateway as the service used at a physical point of sale terminal in a store.

Read the complete article: Ecommerce 101: Learn About Payment Gateways

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