Get FREE Quote

How to Process International Card Payments

Credit cards have become an essential part of shopping online. They provide convenience for men and women who are looking for something specific that can only be purchased online. One of the best ways for you to increase the sales for your business is to accept international credit card payments as well as domestic credit card payments. Taking advantage of credit card processing services that allow international payments can open up an entire customer base that was not available for your business before.

Getting a Merchant Account

Before you can process international credit card payments, you will have to apply for merchant accounts with an online bank or a local bank. A merchant account is required in order to provide communication between your store and the credit card provider. When you are choosing a merchant account, it is important for you to get a list of all the international credit card companies that the merchant accounts are able to authorize. This will require some research in order to figure out which company can provide the best possible results for your own business. You should remember to ask about possible extra fees that your provider might require. Some merchant account providers have extra fees if the customer wants to accept international credit cards.

Installing the Software

Getting the merchant account is not the only thing that you have to do in order to process international credit card payments. International credit card processing requires specific types of software. If you do not install credit card processing software to your website, you will not be able to authorize international purchases. It might be a good idea to contact the provider of your merchant account. You should find out what is compatible with your account. In fact, quite a few different providers already sell or lease the software that you need in order to make this possible.

Running into Problems

If the international payment cannot be authorized, you may want to ask your customer to call his or her credit card company. There are cases in which the customer will need to verify that they are making an international purchase. Many different credit cards will decline international purchases automatically. In order for the international credit card payment to go through the customer might have to provide confirmation.

Leave a Reply

GET FREE QUOTE TODAY AND START SAVING


Testimonials

It took me a while to decide who I wanted to settle with to handle all of my credit card transactions because every company wants to make it sound like they're offering you the best rates. CreditCardProcessing.com was able compare and beat all of the other offers I received. They were also able to provide me the fairest price on my EMV-compliant terminal. My sales representative and the support team were there to assist every step of the way. Ultimately, I'm looking forward to a long term relationship with this company.

Roland Tran from the Hong Kong Kitchen

It is a pleasure dealing with these folks. Their pricing is fair, their statements are understandable and their employees are knowledgeable and friendly.

John MacMillian from the Great Lakes Baking Company

The service was very professional, my sales person (Steven B.) was very well versed in the product and most helpful in getting our company set up to accept credit cards via my cell phone. Their rates are some of the lowest on the market and their service is unparalleled. I will recommend them to anyone requiring a credit card processing service.

Michael Harper from Deluxe Auto Body

Jonathan C. is wonderful to work with. He is very helpful, accommodating and resolves any issue quickly. It is hard these days to find someone who gives great customer service, but I can say, Jonathan is the best! I would not hesitate to recommend him to any business owner and to assist you in helping to grow your business.

Linda Garner from Regali Da Forno

I called indecisive about getting a device, but speaking to your Sales Consultant completely settled me. He was very professional, knowledgeable and patiently walked me through the process. He always responded to my voicemails and answered all my questions. After I received my merchandise, he called following up to ensure that I had received it. Customer service I would say is 5 stars. Stellar! Thanks Credit Card Processing, I will definitely recommend you.

Sarah Morgan from Vision International Ministries
Call Us Today!

© 2017 CreditCardProcessing.com. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy
CREDITCARDPROCESSING.COM, LLC is a registered ISO of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Walnut Creek, CA

*Further terms and conditions may apply. Promotion contingent upon CreditCardProcessing.com's receipt of written competing offer(s).

**Certain restrictions may apply.

Promotional offers brought to you by CreditCardProcessing.com.

EMV™ is a registered trademark of EMVco, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and Apple Pay are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android™ is a trademark of Google, Inc.

Call for details.