1. Select and request the account type that best suits your business needs.
2. Your account will immediately be ready for implementing and testing, however extra actions are required before going live.
3. Your account can go live once you have successfully finished testing and when your request is officially approved by ICEPAY.
NB: A special request procedure is required for AfterPay, credit card, SOFORT Banking, SEPA Direct Debit recurring and paysafecard. Please note that this process may take several weeks. Once your account goes live, you will be able to offer all available payment methods (per account type) in your webshop, except for the aforementioned. These specific payment methods will only be made available to you once your request is officially approved.
Carte Bancaire represents a universal means of payment throughout France and has nearly 60 million cardholders.
Carte Bleue is the most frequently used payment card in France, so by offering this method of payment in your webshop you will reach the majority of the French market. Once you have completed the application procedure for credit cards (VISA/MasterCard), you will be able to offer Carte Bleue in your webshop. Since Carte Bleue is owned by VISA, it may be offered under the same terms and conditions and high standard of security which applies to the VISA credit cards.
e-Carte Bleue is a virtual credit card; the bank delivers a virtual card number to the card holder which is only usable for 1 transaction. The e-Carte Bleue is offered to any Carte Bleue by VISA holder. Your webshop will be able to process these virtual payments.
The advantages of Carte Bancaire / Carte Bleue / e-Carte Bleue for your webshop:
- Reach the majority of French consumers;
- After approval for VISA/MasterCard with ICEPAY, you have access to an option for Carte Bleue;
- Weekly payments;
- Option for protection from fraud using 3-D Secure;
- Recurring Payments is available for Carte Bleue.
Paying with Carte Bancaire, Carte Bleue or e-Carte Bleue is easy for your customers:
- Choose a product in your webshop;
- Choose Carte Bancaire, Carte Bleue by VISA or e-Carte Bleue as the payment method;
- Execute the payment and approve it through a secure payment environment;
- The payment is complete.
Payments for your credit card transactions are not handled by ICEPAY, but by our supplier. These payments are made on a weekly basis. Please contact us if you would like further information on payments or the implementation of Carte Bancaire, Carte Bleue by VISA or the processing of e-Carte Bleue.
MasterCard and VISA have developed a security system to fight credit card fraud. This system is called 3-D Secure. ICEPAY offers this system to ensure all your credit card payments are handled securely.