Accept Carte Bleue payments in your webshop
Thinking about expanding your online activities in France? If so, then offering this card as a payment method in your webshop is worth considering. At present, ICEPAY is one of the few Payment Service Providers in the Netherlands that offer this payment method. Over 15,000 webshops opened their ‘doors’ in France in 2009. In 2010, this number rose even higher. Online shopping in France continues to grow. The most commonly used payment method is the credit card, and in France this means Carte Bleue, the French representative of VISA with over 32 million cards in use in France.
NB: ICEPAY offers a credit card connection for all Carte Bleue by VISA cards. This means that you reach all card holders with a Carte Bleue VISA card and not all Carte Bleue users.
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 Bleue is the most frequently used payment card in France, and by offering this method of payment in your webshop, you can reach the majority of the French market. Once you have completed the application procedure for credit cards (VISA/MasterCard), you will also be able to offer Carte Bleue in your webshop. Since Carte Bleue is owned by VISA, it may thus be offered under the same terms and conditions. This also ensures that the same high standard of security applies as that which applies to the VISA credit cards.
The advantages of Carte Bleue for your webshop:
- Reach a large group of consumers in the French market;
- When you are approved for VISA/MasterCard with ICEPAY, you have a direct option for Carte Bleue;
- Weekly payments;
- Option for protection from fraud using 3-D Secure;
- Recurring Payments for Carte Bleue available.
Payment with Carte Bleue card is easy for your customers:
- Choose a product in your webshop;
- Choose Carte Bleue as the payment method;
- Execute the payment and approve it in the secure Carte Bleue 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. If you would like further information on payments or the implementation of Carte Bleue, please contact us.
MasterCard and VISA have developed a security system to fight credit card fraud. This system is called 3-D Secure. In order to ensure that all of your VISA and MasterCard credit card payments, including Carte Bleue, may be handled in an even more secure manner, ICEPAY offers this system as one of its products.
Read more about 3-D Secure.
NB: ICEPAY only accepts Carte Bleue cards beginning with the number 4.