Payment Gateway Popularity Contest
Since we provide an online invoicing tool that integrates with a number of payment gateways to help you collect credit card payments online, we often get calls asking for a recommended gateway to use. Our answer is always dependent on the needs of the caller. Our questions are usually:
- Do you process a large number of transactions per month?
- Do you want to accept eChecks or ACH payments?
- Are you based in the US?
- Do you already have an internet merchant account?
From these answers we can usually recommend someone to call for a quote. Out of curiosity, I ran some statistics to determine who were the most popular credit card gateways (this excludes PayPal and 2Checkout):
Authorize.net is the clear winner in the popularity contest. This indicates it may be the best payment gateway solution for a small business services company based in the US.