Accept VISA payments in your webshop
With some 1.7 billion cardholders and a multiple of this in transactions, VISA is by far the largest credit card issuing company in the world. Together with MasterCard, an astronomical 62 billion transactions are made each year. This works out to 1,971 Visa and MasterCard transactions per second.
They also the most frequently used credit card worldwide when it comes to payments over the Internet, and with over 2 million card holders, very well-represented in the Netherlands. Do not miss out on sales; accept VISA (and MasterCard) in your webshop!
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.
VISA is the second largest credit card provider in the Netherlands (4.2 million cardholders) after MasterCard and number one worldwide (959 million cardholders). By offering payments by VISA in your webshop, you will be able to reach a large group of consumers. The combination with MasterCard will mean you will cover nearly all of the credit card holders worldwide. At ICEPAY, this combination is automatic.
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 your credit card payments are handled in an even more secure manner, ICEPAY offers this system as one of its products. You can read more about this in the 3-D Secure product description.
The advantages of VISA for your webshop:
- Reach a large group of consumers in the Netherlands and worldwide;
- In the ICEPAY combination with VISA, reach nearly all of the credit card holders worldwide;
- Weekly payments;
- Option for protection from fraud using 3-D Secure;
- Credit card payments make larger purchases possible in your webshop;
- The spending patterns of credit card holders have a positive effect on turnover.
- Recurring Payments through VISA available
If you would like to include VISA as one of the payment methods you offer in your webshop, you must complete the general application procedure for Credit Cards (VISA/MasterCard) with ICEPAY. This application procedure takes at least two weeks, yet can sometimes take even longer. This is due to the requirements the credit card companies set for their providers.
For your customers, paying using VISA works the same as with every other credit card.
All your customer has to do is:
- Choose a product in your webshop;
- Choose VISA as the payment method;
- Fill in the required credit card information in the VISA secure environment;
- Confirm the payment;
- 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 VISA, please contact us.
There are also extra security options available for credit card transactions by incorporating 3-D Secure into your webshop. Read more about 3-D Secure.