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A customer walks into your shop. As the owner of a brick-and-mortar store, your mission is simple. The only question you need to concern yourself with in this moment is: “How can I persuade this customer to spend money here?” But this same task is more difficult for you as an online merchant. The question you must be able to answer is: “Precisely what form of payment might this customer use?” After all, the customer can and will purchase something in your shop only if you allow them to pay as they wish. We will explore this issue in Part Two of our “Payment Systems in Online Shops” series.

Our survey of the different payment systems with regard to e-commerce continues. In the second and final part of “Payment Methods in Online Shops — Part 1: A Forest Full of Trees”, we explore the two remaining categories: “Payment with safeguards” and “Payment with virtual wallet”. These two categories have one thing in common: external service providers ensure that transactions are properly processed.

Cash is king — but only once upon a time. This outdated saying applies even less to purchases processed via the Internet. Sophisticated payment concepts must replicate the role traditionally played by banknotes and coins as well as facilitate trust between anonymous merchants and their customers. Electronic payment methods are the digital handshake which seal the deal in today’s business world.

Yet there is a practically limitless range of payment systems. Our four-part series of articles entitled “Payment Methods in Online Shops” will help you find the right provider for your ePages online shop and explain what you need to be aware of concerning activation. In “Part 1: A Forest Full of Trees” we will help you by shedding light on some key matters.