To start, let’s keep it simple. Think of the gateway as a helpful tool that you, your customers, or your employees can use to approve or decline a transaction, which triggers your payment processor to process the transaction behind the scenes.
To start, it might help you to know the parties involved when making a payment. We will look at an example of payment by credit card: There are four parties involved with every credit card transaction:
- The business that accepts the card payment (in this case, you)
- The consumer, which is the person who uses the card to make the payment
continue reading »