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Costs and/or Fees involved in Credit Card Processing.

The only thing constant in this world is change, and with the rapid technological changes happening and the requirement to go digital has become the need of the hour. You can be a novice or an old timer merchant in your industry, to sustain we have to adapt to the changes. 

This is the place where we Radiant Pay step in, we provide our clients with up to date services by keeping up with the new technological advancement. Before selecting any processing service provider you should know what you are getting into. Below are the different fees or charges which come into the pictures that a merchant should be aware of: 

  • Merchant Discount Rate

A merchant is charged to process debit or credit card payment transactions. One shouldn’t not consider this charge because you compulsorily have to comply with those and can affect the end profit margin. These rates typically range between 1% – 3%.

  • Interchange fees

This fee is paid to the card issuing bank by a merchant with every credit and debit card transaction.The rate at which fees are supposed to be paid is not fixed and revised at regular intervals of time. The rates are different for debit card and credit card and on every financial transaction it is charged respectively.

  • Assessment/Service Fee

It is charged depending upon the total number of monthly sale transactions.This fee is paid to the credit card networks. It usually is a small percentage but is affected by factors like your monthly sales volume or risk involved.

  • Mark up fee/processing fee

As the name suggests, it is the fee charged for covering the cost of processing by credit card processing companies. It changes depending upon the plan chosen.

  • Chargeback Fee

It is the fee charged by acquiring banks to cover the administrative expenses incurred when processing the chargeback. A credit card chargeback occurs when the cardholder disputes a previous credit card charge and wants to nullify the sales transaction. Essentially the customer asks the card issuing bank to return those funds to the customer’s bank account.

It is the charge which is pressed by acquiring banks to cover administrative expenses which were incurred while processing chargeback. 

It might seem chaotic but Radiant Pay has a wide range of solutions and services for seamless operation and will add value to your business 

Digital Payment Innovation that Transforms E-Commerce.

digital payment innovation
digital payment innovation

Digital payment is something paying online through various digital modes. In the digital payment transaction, the payer and payee both involved in a transaction without going anywhere, it means that both can send and receive money online. It is also called electronic payment. No hard cash is required for paying anywhere. Digital payment eliminates cash and increases more business. For example in a cash transaction, the payer goes into the bank to withdraw cash or at the ATM just he wants to buy something from the retail store and then the shopkeeper also will go in the bank to deposit that money which he/she has earned. Instead of doing all these things, standing in a queue of ATM or giving more visit to the bank let’s move on to the digital payment method which is time saving for the business.

Some Digital Payment System that Transforms E-Commerce

Credit cards

Credit cards are something by which we can pay for goods and services over and above the limit in our account. Due to the number of credit cards being issued by the bank is increasing there is a rapid increase in the digital payment as well online payment. Digital payment is transforming the mind of customers, as it is the convenient and easiest mode of payment accepted worldwide. Nowadays most e-commerce sites have given the number of choice to the customer to pay for the goods and services offered for sale, this will indirectly increase the customer base and boost sales by which your organization will lead to accomplishing the goal. The customer also feels secure that they have paid money to the merchant in his/her account online.

UPI apps

UPI apps or unified payment interface is a payment solution app by which you can easily transfer fund from one account to another. These apps were usually being provided by the concerned bank only but as digital payment flow started from country to the country now there are numerous UPI Apps available in the market such as Paytm, Mobikwik, etc. and many more. This app allows you to pay for everything which you want to consume as it is linked from your bank account. For using it you don’t require to follow any documentation in your bank or the company from which you will be operating your payment. Most of the banks also provide these services through mobile banking so that their customer feels happy regards to the service offered. The only thing is that you should have an android phone and stable internet connection. It is better to use if your phone allows you to use such apps because sometimes you may find it doing trouble if your phone doesn’t have enough battery or it has no internet connection.

E-wallets

E-wallets or mobile wallet is the digital version of your physical wallet by which you can pay for the goods and services with more functionality. E-wallets allow you to recharge, pay for different services through your smartphone which means all things under one roof. E-wallets are convenient and easier way to pay for the goods and services which are online. E-wallets also give you cash back offers on different transactions. This in return transforms e-commerce and increasing globalization and allows the merchant to reach wide customer base.

E-wallets are the faster and affordable mode of digital payment method which should be used by every person who earns. But if you use such type of wallets on your smartphone you should lock your phone otherwise someone else might access your wallet.

How Wise to use Selfie for Making Payments!

Selfie Merchant Acoount ProcessingThe word Pay by selfie is hitting the commercial global markets. The FIDO Alliance and card issuer consortium EMVCo have decided to bring into line their efforts to produce a new mobile payment specification. Selfie pay is totally new and innovative method for customers and merchants to pay and accept payments by verifying the identity when making transaction online with no spamming and fraud.

This allows card holders to verify the identity by using biometrics through selfie scan and finger prints – at the end the user require taking selfie. The only aim to develop a way to use secure nature of password. The update will introduced in certain countries the UK, Germany, Spain, Belgium and Sweden, following a series of successful trials in the US, Netherlands and Canada.

Finextra reports that the trial in the Netherlands proved very popular with 750 ABN Amro secure credit card users taking part. Over three-quarters of those involved stated that they would continue using a fingerprint scan or a selfie to purchase items. While nine out of 10 said they would replace their password with this new technology.
According to Mastercard nine of out ten people it tested in its Dutch pilot said they would like to replace their password with biometric identification definitively, while 75% of users said they are convinced that biometric payments will decrease fraud.