Using hosted payment pages is the simplest and most secure way to begin accepting credit and debit cards within your e-commerce store.
These pages are hosted on external, secure servers where a payment processor captures all of the relevant card details. Because the payment information never touches your system and is entered and stored at the processor, your PCI scope is reduced and your site is more secure.
Hosted payment forms help reduce your PCI scope while still providing customers with a continuous and integrated shopping experience. And the best part is, there's no coding required on your end. You simply select the hosted payment page you want to use, upload it to your site and your e-commerce store is ready to go live.
But not all hosted payment solutions are created equally. As you begin exploring different options, here are five things to look for in a hosted payment page:
1. PCI-Compliant Data Security
Hosted payment forms are only as secure as the underlying technology behind these pages.
When shopping around for different solutions, only choose payment processors that follow the latest PCI-compliant security standards. Doing so not only keeps your customers' financial data safe, but it also protects your business from potential credit card fraud.
When it comes to hosted payment forms, one size does not fit all. You want to use a payment page that mimics the look and feel of your site. Although we offer ready-to-use hosted payment templates, we also allow you to custom-design payment forms from scratch.
Customization provides two important benefits:
- Your customers enjoy a more seamless shopping experience (i.e. there is less confusion during the checkout process).
- You can A/B test different design elements to see which colors and layouts deliver the highest conversion rates.
3. Multiplatform Support
Some customers visiting your e-commerce store do so from desktop computers or laptops. Others prefer to shop using smartphones or tablets. You need a payment solution that can accommodate a broad range of different platforms.
4. Multiple Payment Options
Just as customers shop using different devices, they also purchase using different payment types. In addition to major credit cards, your hosted payment pages should be able to accept debit cards and ACH transfers as well.
5. Third-Party Integration
Whatever hosted payment pages you choose should integrate seamlessly with your e-commerce store — whether you run a Drupal, WordPress or Joomla site.
Your payment solution should also be able to integrate with QuickBooks, Salesforce or whatever other external platforms you currently use (or might use in the future).
For a list of BluePay-compatible payment modules, click here.
Exploring BluePay’s Hosted Payment Pages
We’ve invested considerable resources to ensure that our hosted payment solutions deliver on all of the above. Secure, customizable and supported on countless devices and platforms, our PCI-compliant hosted payment pages allow you to get your e-commerce store up and running as quickly as possible.
To get started with our PCI-compliant hosted payment solutions, click here.