Payment gateways are online technological services used by online sellers(merchants) to accept credit or debit card payments made by buyers (customers). These services make buying and selling of goods online easier for both the merchant and the customer. In Nigeria, before the invention of payment gateways, buyers would have to go to physical stores or market places to shop for goods and products. However, payment gateways have taking shopping a notch further by letting customers shop from the comfort of their home with no traffic hassle nor scotching sun burn. With payment gateways, all that is required is finding websites with a certain payment gateway integrated as a mode of payment, key in your card details and it is all done. The providers of the payment gateways promise safety and protection of card details as they claim to securely encrypt customer’s data. There are a number of payment gateway methods in Nigeria but I will be sharing a few list of payment gateways in Nigeria with you in this write up.
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#1: LIST OF PAYMENT GATEWAYS : RAVE BY FLUTTERWAVE
Flutterwave is a payment gateway company that was founded in 2016 and has processed transactions worth $5.4 billion by 2019. Rave by flutterwave is made solely for business transactions across the globe.
-Ability to accept payment from anyone and anywhere
-Dashboard can be accessed from any browser
-You can track your payment and that of your customers
-It can easily be integrated to websites for checkout
-You can easily generate payment links
-International payment methods: Visa card, American express, MasterCard and the processing fee is 3.5%
-Local payment methods: USSD, Bank account,Visa and MasterCard with a processing fee of 1.4%
#2: LIST OF PAYMENT GATEWAYS: PAYSTACK
Paystack is an offline and online payment gateway in Nigeria, it helps businesses get paid anywhere by anyone. They have worked with over 600,000 businesses with their well documented API’s.
-Ability to make instant transfers
-You can verify the identity of customers
-You can retrieve all your customer data and transactions
-You can either use the app or website to collect recurring or one-time payment
-Payment methods accepted: Mobile money, Visa QR, Bank transfer, USSD, Bank account, Card
-Local card charges: N100 naira plus 1.5%
-International card charges: N100 naira plus 3.9%
#3: INTERSWITCH WEBPAY
Interswitch webpay gateway payment is focused on making payments easy for goods and services via payment tokens or bank issued cards.
– Integration is simple and it is easy to set up
-N150,000 naira one-time integration fee
-PCI DSS certified
-1.5% fee for transactions below N133,333 naira
-A flat rate fee of N2,000 naira for transactions of N133,333 and above.
GTPay is an internet payment gateway that is focused on using banks on interswitch issued debit card to facilitate payments. This is a convenient means of payment that accepts both international and local cards.
-Accepts both internationally and locally issued cards
– Accepts interswitch, MasterCard and Visa
-Merchants get transactions cleared the next day
-Track transactions as they occur
-Waived integration fee for merchants
Payu is another payment gateway, it requires 5 minutes to set up and there is no code required.
-They accept all payment options
-No documents needed to have it integrated
-Quick options:HDFC credit card, Net banking, UPI, credit and debit cards
-Easily integrated with mobile app and website
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Payment gateway methods have made online shopping in Nigeria possible and even easier than ever. They make you shop online with peace of mind knowing that your transaction details are protected.