Secure your customer’s payment information with eMerchant!
Securing your customer’s data is something that needs to be carefully considered when you run your own business. You need to know what options are available to you and what safeguards are in place through the companies you partner with to build or operate your online store. eMerchant understands this and offers a solution through our eMerchant Gateway to protect your customer’s sensitive information using a process known as tokenization.
Tokenization is the process of breaking a stream of text/numbers up into words, phrases, symbols, or other meaningful elements called tokens. This token can then be used in place of a credit card number when processing a transaction. This is useful when a merchant does not want to undertake the security requirements of storing card data. The tokens can be stored by the merchant without needing to meet PCI requirements for PAN (primary account number) storage.
In layman’s terms, when an order is placed on your online store, your customer’s sensitive billing information (credit card #, expiration date, CVC/CVN #) is transmitted to your payment gateway and a randomized string of alpha-numeric characters (the token) is returned with the authorization request. This token takes the place of the billing information you collected and is stored in your shopping cart/order management software database. This token is unique to the specific transaction that occurred. You would pass this token back to the gateway for any subsequent billing and/or credit transaction that was needed for the specific transaction.
Of course, there are technical requirements that need to be adhered to between the payment gateway and the shopping cart/order management software. There are also numerous actions that occur between the payment gateway and the payment card network.
Contact us today and an account executive can get you started with a secure payment process solution for your online business.
Having a direct Merchant account to accept Credit Cards provides many advantages
Increased Sales by providing more payment choices
Enhanced Perception All large successful sites accept credit cards directly
Increased Cash Flow by getting your money into your home back account quicker
The eMerchant “Advantage”
- Multiple Banking Partners – We provide the right fit for your growing business which includes best rates, most generous processing limits, quickest funding and most liberal approvals.
- Multiple Gateway Choices – Plugging into any shopping cart is never a problem for eMerchant.
- Multiple Hardware Options – Find the right terminal or Wireless Device with our knowledgeable staff
- Old Fashioned, “Customer Comes First” attitude! Contact us today to speak with one of our credit card processing experts.