When it comes to widget-based online payment forms merchants have a number of options. First, they can choose to build and host their own online payment form, giving them complete freedom in customization. Unfortunately, they will need to handle PCI compliance on their own, which is a burdensome proposition.
A second option is to outsource to a third party that hosts the online payment form, relieving the merchant of the most onerous PCI compliance issues. The downside, however, is that shoppers will be redirected away from the merchant’s online store, setting off alarm bells for shoppers wary of fraud, resulting in abandoned shopping carts and lost sales.
The third option, widget-based online payment forms, delivers the advantages of the first two options, without the shortcomings. Widget-based online payment forms naturally embed into online stores and thus avoid offsite redirects. They are easy to modify to a merchant’s look and feel, provide an excellent shopping experience across all devices, and assume merchants’ PCI burden, significantly reducing much of the cost associated with PCI compliance.
Our tutorial below is a step-by-step guide for integrating to SecurePay. Watch the video and then head over to our Developer Portal to practice the integration yourself.