Whether you sell online or through mobile applications, you want to offer customers an easy way to securely purchase your products and services.
But successfully integrating credit card processing can be challenging. How do you ensure that your payment infrastructure meshes seamlessly with your business’s platform?
At BluePay, we’ve outlined four simple steps to make integrating secure credit card processing with your business easier.
Step 1 – Start with the End in Mind
Our customers find that it helps to map out their needs and requirements in advance. Doing so can dramatically reduce development times as they prepare for launch.
That’s why we’ve introduced the Integration Selector — an interactive decision tree that helps you define your goals before committing to any single integration solution.
If you’re not sure where to begin, we recommend starting with this free tool first.
Step 2 – Select the Appropriate Integration Solution
We offer three different ways to integrate secure credit card processing into your applications.
Option 1: Hosted Payment Forms
The simplest integration option is the hosted payment form. No coding is required for this plug-and-play solution. Just select a payment form for your business and paste it into your site or mobile app. All credit card payments are securely collected and processed on our own servers, helping to reduce your PCI scope.
Option 2: Payment Modules
Have you built your business for pre-existing platforms such as iOS, Drupal, or Ubercart? Then you can select from one of several payment modules designed and tested in-house or by expert developers within our community.
These payment modules offer the perfect balance between control and ease. They come with more features than hosted payment forms, but the coding requirements are minimal.
Option 3: Integrate Your Own Code
For the technically savvy, we also make it possible to use your own code — or modify our samples. We currently offer API language support for:
Step 3 – Test Your Integration
After integrating your credit card processing, you need to test the configuration to make sure everything is working properly.
With BluePay, this couldn’t be easier.
Once you’re ready, request a free sandbox account that allows you to simulate “live” transactions. You’ll be able to spot potential problems before officially launching your product or service. And if you ever need help troubleshooting, just contact our technical support team for assistance.
Step 4 – Activate Your Account
You’ve integrated. You’ve tested. You’re ready to begin accepting payments. Send us a request to activate your account, and you’re done.
Need More Help?
Card processing integration can be difficult — but it doesn’t need to be. We’ve designed the above workflow to help reduce many of the most common headaches that businesses face when getting started.