14 Critical Questions to Ask Before you Choose a Payment Gateway

If your business sells products or services online, you will need some type of online payment system. Payment gateways are one option that you could consider but don’t forget to do your due diligence. Read on for the 14 essential questions you should be asking before you choose a payment gateway. Related articles Need help choosing the right payment system …

10 Reasons Why Your Pharmacy Should Sell Online

As technology advances and New Zealand – along with the rest of the world – becomes increasingly dependent on e-services, your pharmacy could greatly benefit by embracing eCommerce. Advantages of having an online pharmacy Let’s look at the top 10 reasons your pharmacy should consider selling online. 1. Attract more customers This is the first and most obvious advantage of …

Credit card surcharges and why you don’t need to charge them

What is a credit card surcharge? How many times have you gone up to buy something online, and at the final stage of the process there’s a small note in fine print: “Please note, if you are paying by credit card there will be a 2% surcharge.” You may have a similar notice on your website or next to the …

Kiwis shun credit cards to favour other payment options

Faced with economic uncertainty, New Zealanders are being wily with their hard-earned cash and are avoiding getting into more credit card debt, while still supporting local online businesses with direct payments. In the past three months the total amount owed to banks that operate credit cards plummeted by around $1 billion, as Kiwis opted out of using their credit cards …

What is Open Banking? (And why the banks don’t have to worry.)

An opinion by Allister Hunter Allister Hunter is a payments expert and has worked in the banking industry as well as Merco Ltd, the New Zealand distributor of the POLi Payment service where he is Chairman and Director of Payments Strategy. Merco Ltd is a registered third-party Standards User of the Payments NZ API Centre and Allister is a member …

9 reasons to offer Shopify shoppers more than just credit card payment options

The impact of COVID-19 is likely to be felt by New Zealand retailers and shoppers for the foreseeable future. Investing in your Shopify store is critical but something that is often missed is considering the payment preferences and circumstances of your customers . The default position of offering credit card facilities only needs to be challenged. Here are 9 extremely …

Is Google Pay smart for Kiwi merchants?

Is Google Pay right for your e-commerce store?

There are many online payment solutions out there for e-commerce merchants hoping to provide versatile payment options to their customers. One of the more recent launches in this space, particularly in New Zealand, is Google Pay. So what is Google Pay? Is it right for your e-commerce store? Let’s discuss. What is Google Pay? Google Pay is a broad name …

What do providers charge for online payments?

How much do online payment systems cost in New Zealand in 2020?

For a small country, New Zealand still represents a huge potential market in the world of e-commerce. Nielsen data suggests that as recently as 2016, 66% of Kiwis used online shopping, with that figure projected to hit 83% by 2026. As merchants of all shapes and sizes continue to embrace the online marketplace (utilising e-commerce store development solutions such as …

OfficeTorque iBill users can now schedule future payments with the help of POLi

iBill, OfficeTorque’s extremely successful electronic billing service, is now even better. Now, instead of having to pay invoices straight away, payees can opt to schedule the payment for a future date at the click of a button. We could all do with one less thing to remember to do later, right? The service will even automatically preload relevant details such …