Taking online payments

As more people buy goods and services online, more businesses are setting up online payment options to make this easy and secure. Some businesses only operate online, so for them a secure, reliable payment system is critical.

The benefits of taking online payments include customer convenience, potential worldwide reach and 24 hour access.

However, there are also costs and risks associated with taking online payments, so it is worth thinking through whether your likely level of online transactions justifies investment in your own secure e-commerce website or whether you should explore other options.

This guide provides an overview of different online payment options for your business.