Integrated payment gateways so you can focus on selling: Everything you need to know

Integrated payment gateways so you can focus on selling: Everything you need to know

Ecommerce

GlobalLinker Staff

GlobalLinker Staff

30 Dec 2019, 09:40 — 8 min read

In our previous article, we explained how integrated payment gateways on GlobalLinker’s ecommerce platform, facilitate easy online transactions on your e-store.

In this article we will explain:

  • Application and activation process for payment gateway
  • KYC requirements post payment gateway activation
  • Currencies, payment methods supported and advanced features
  • Payment gateway account management
  • FAQs related to payment gateway providers on GlobalLinker’s ecommerce platform


Application process

Before you start with the application process you need to ensure your line of business is eligible for accepting online payments.

Most payment gateways does not support certain businesses. Here is a list by CCAvenue www.ccavenue.com/faq_ccav.jsp

Step 1: Apply for payment gateway

Fill in basic business details to apply for payment gateway. Razorpay supports instant activation in most business categories where as CCAvenue will take about 2 to 5 working day to get your account activated.

Payment gateway request page
 

Step 2: Review store policies and add at least 5 products

In order to approve your application, payment gateway requires you to upload at least 5 products and enable basic store policies. This step and information are a prerequisite for payment gateway provider to verify the line of business and customer policies which is mandatory for risk approval from banks. For your ease we have pre-drafted the policies for you, however we strongly recommend that you read each one carefully and make necessary amendments before enabling them.

Razorpay store policies page

Step 3: Submit API keys to activate payment gateway on your store

Once your account application is submitted, your account will get activated either instantly or within 2 – 5 working days depending on payment gateway provider and business category.

Once you account is activated:

  • Login to your Payment Gateway account to get the API keys.
  • Submit these keys to enable the payment gateway and start accepting online payments.
  • Once the payment gateway is activated on your store,  and if you are using Razorpay you can make an INR 10 transaction to test proper integration

 

API Keys page

KYC requirements post activation

Activating your account enables you to start receiving payments from your customers. However, the pay out to your bank account will be processed only after you complete the KYC process with the payment gateway provider.

Below are the list of documents required for payment gateway verification depending on your business type:

CCAvenue:

Photo proof - Pan card copy, passport copy, driving license or election card)

Office address proof - For own property - Electricity bill, For rental property - rent agreement copy & electricity bill, Bank Account : Statement OR Passbook

Cancelled cheque - For the bank account into which you will be receiving payments.

Financial proof - Current Account statements for last 12 months with bank seal and bank logo. OR Audited balance sheet with P & L account statements for last 2 years.

Additional DocumentsFor the below business entities, please see https://www.ccavenue.com/document_reqd.htm

  • Sole Proprietor
  • Partnership / LLP Firm
  • Public limited / Private Limited
  • Others (NGO / Government / Education / Society)
  • Individual  (No additional documents required)

 

Razorpay:

Proof of business - Certificate of Incorporation, Partnership Deed, Service Tax, GST registration document

Firm/Company PAN (Not for Proprietorship)

Promoter's PAN - Proprietor/Director

Cancelled cheque / Bank account statement in the name of the business

Authorised signatory address proof (Passport/AADHAR/DL/EC)

Currencies, Payment Methods Supported and Advanced Features

  • Currencies Supported

For sellers who want to sell their products overseas, payment gateways offer multi-currency support for payments made through cards issued by overseas banks for all the major networks like Visa, Mastercard and Amex.

To avail multi-currency you can raise a request to info@linker.store and we will get in touch with you for assistance.

Read below to know more about the foreign currencies supported by each payment gateway (including INR, USD, EUR and SGD)

CCAvenue supports 27 currencies, details as mentioned here 

Razorpay supports 92 foreign currencies, details as mentioned here

 

  • Payment Methods Supported

Accept payments through all leading methods such as debit cards, credit cards, wallets, EMI/Pay Later and UPI are supported.

https://razorpay.com/payment-gateway/#methods
 

  • Features: Invoice Creation

For offline orders/transactions you can generate both GST-complaint and non-GST Invoices/payment link using which your customers can make online payments.

To know more on how to create an invoice on Razorpay dashboard click on this link

 

Payment Gateway Account Management

Once you have started receiving online payments, it’s important to know how to manage the payment gateway account for performing activities such as verifying payment status, processing refunds and creating invoices.

How to read Order Payment Status on GlobalLinker’s ecommerce platform

Order status are of following types:

1. Payment Successful

Successful transaction ready for order fulfillment

2. Payment Pending

Pending transaction status can mean one of the following 3 scenarios:

  • Customer drop off from payment page and has to reattempt the payment
  • Amount has been deducted from customers account but there is delay in confirmation response from bank or payment gateway. In such cases you should wait up to 24 hours for status to update. If the status does not update, you can check raise this issue with payment gateway provider.
  • Customer has made the payment however either closed the browser or because of disruption of internet connectivity process could not be completed. In such case order will show as successful on payment gateway but pending on seller panel. Thus it is advised that you review your payment gateway dashboard every day to avoid any such accidental misses.

 

3. Payment Failed

Payment attempted has failed or rejected from bank and has to be reattempted. Order cannot be fulfilled.

Further if you are still unsure of you can cross check payment status on your payment gateway account. Details are as follows:

CCAvenue

Razorpay

Payment Settlement Cycle for successful transactions

For domestic transactions the payment settlement is processed to your bank account in T+2 days.

For International transactions the settlement period is T+7 days.

Note: Post KYC verification, payout to bank account will begin only once amount due is more than INR 500.

Payment Gateway FAQs

To know more refer to payment gateway FAQs given below

https://www.ccavenue.com/faq_ccav.jsp

https://razorpay.com/knowledgebase/

Processing and receiving payment is a simplified process thanks to integration of payment gateways with banks and GlobalLinker’s ecommerce platform. Our team of experts are always happy to help you with any clarification or help you might need. We are with you from your first payment to many more!

 

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