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3D Secure Merchant’s Handbook

The Easy-to-Understand Guide to Using and Implementing 3D Secure 3D Secure is a method of authentication set up to protect you from the unauthorized use of cards for online payments. Created by Visa (‘Visa Secure’) and MasterCard (‘MasterCard SecureCode’), it…

  • October 29, 2020
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How to Accept Credit Card Payments in Europe

Choose the Best Acquirer for Accepting Credit Card Payments in Europe Merchants looking to expand into Europe need to offer customers the methods of payment that they prefer and trust. Although each country displays its own unique preferences and behaviors,…

  • October 5, 2020
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The European Payment Methods Merchants Can’t Ignore

For European Merchants, It’s Time to Embrace a “Cards Plus” Strategy for Online Payment Methods When it comes to modern ecommerce and European payment methods, more is more. Cookie-cutter approaches that offer a limited number of payment options for ecommerce…

  • August 21, 2020
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France eCommerce Explorer: People and Payments Guide

France is one of Europe's top online markets for fashion. French consumers favor credit cards, though their preferred payment methods vary based on what they're buying. Any company expanding into France should be prepared to offer all preferred local payment…

  • June 12, 2020
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The Top Payment Methods in the United Kingdom

A Market in Flux Creates Opportunity for Businesses that Quickly Adapt to Changing Consumer Behaviors. Between Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic, the United Kingdom is in a moment of massive economic upheaval. U.K. consumers across Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and…

  • June 10, 2020
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United Kingdom eCommerce Explorer: People and Payments Guide

The coronavirus pandemic means we still don't really know for certain how Brexit is affecting ecommerce. However, if what's happening during the COVID-19 pandemic is any indication, ecommerce is alive and growing in the U.K.1 As physical stores shuttered, ecommerce…

  • June 1, 2020
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Germany eCommerce Explorer: People and Payments

Germany can be a challenging market for international ecommerce companies. It’s citizens favor German-made products — due in part to domestic companies' deep cultural understanding of their clientele. Companies looking to enter this market or succeed with cross-border sales need…

  • March 25, 2020
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