Find the right payment gateway solution for your eCommerce business

To be able to take card payments on your website is an easy way to get more customers and consequently more sales.

Online commerce now represents a substantial proportion of all small and medium-sized business sales.

eCommerce is thriving, and one of the reasons is because it’s easier than ever to take payments online. Payment gateways allow businesses no matter the size, to accept online payments in a secure, simple, and efficient way.

Effective eCommerce can lead to significant sales growth, an increment in customer reach, and better efficiency.

Reduce chargebacks and mitigate fraud to increase conversion.

Security and Fraud Protection

Woohoo Pay’s Open Payment Network is PCI DSS Level 1 registered as an approved service provider by Visa and Mastercard.

Our cloud environment is protected by DDoS mitigation tools. Within the gateway, built-in security settings include AVS, CV2 checks, 3D Secure, velocity check rules and additional pre-integrated third-party fraud solutions.

In a global marketplace with increasing cross-border spend from tourism and online transactions, it is important to offer end merchants the ability to accept all major card types.

By providing global cardholders with the flexibility to pay with their preferred card, end merchants will have more opportunities to increase payment conversions.

Alternative Payment Methods


While credit and debit cards remain popular, the ways in which people pay are changing rapidly around the world.

With Woohoo Pay’s Open Payment Network offering over 150 Alternative Payment Methods (APMs), new markets with locally preferred alternative payment methods, such as bank transfers, digital wallets and vouchers, can be entered via a single API.

Acquirers working with Woohoo Pays’ payment gateway.

Woohoo Pay’s Open Payment Network offers an independent payment gateway with a vast array of acquiring banks.

All UK based acquirers are integrated into the Open Payment Network as well as further acquirer connections in Europe, North America and Asia.

Hosted Payment Gateways

Hosted ecommerce payment gateway redirects customers away from your website to the payment service providers page (PSP) where the user provides payment details and completes the payment process.

After the payment is complete, the customer will be redirected back to your website to finalise the checkout process. Hosted payment gateways are suitable for small business because it is secure and cost-effective.

Local Bank Integration

Local bank integration redirects users to the bank’s website where they fill the payment details.

After making the payment, the customer will be redirected back to the ecommerce website, with the notification of successful payment sent upon redirection. This method is simple and easy to use for small ecommerce businesses.

Non-Hosted (API) Payment Gateways

Non-hosted payment gateway uses API or HTTP for making the payment.

During the purchase process, users enter payment details (payment card details) on the checkout page of the website owner. In that way, the ecommerce store controls all payment processes.

This method allows website owners to design their own checkout page interface and reduce unnecessary steps that can affect user experience.

With this type of gateway, ecommerce website owners can access the customers’ payment page and they can design their own user interface for the checkout page.

Frequently Asked Questions About Payment Gateways

An online payment gateway is a merchant service that authorises payments for eCommerce sites. In other words, the payment gateway transfers the payment data from the customer to the acquirer (also known as acquiring bank).

A payment gateway encrypts sensitive credit card data and processes a payment between customer and merchant, ensuring the transaction is carried out securely.

The price depends on the payment gateway provider, credit or debit card provider, and merchant service provider. Get in touch today and a member of our team would be happy to discuss the costs.

Payment gateways accept all major credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.

The things you should consider when choosing a payment gateway provider that suits your needs are: Cost, security, accepted credit cards, support, and integration with other systems.

Yes, most of the payment gateway accepts international payments

You can accept online payments through our payment gateway and integrate through a hosted payment page or an integrated payment page.

Yes. Correctly setup, online payments are secure and Woohoo Pay has access to a range of fraud screening tools to help protect your business.

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