Best Practice

Online Transaction Processing Guide

By Gavin Breeze, Laurence Bird and Jake Hird,


Author: Gavin Breeze, Laurence Bird and Jake Hird
Pages: 41
Features: 10 Sections of information, advice and benchmarking relating to online transaction processing

About this Guide

Would you like to understand more about online transaction processing, and how you can save and make more money as an online retailer? This special report takes a detailed look at various aspects of best practice in this area and makes recommendations based on anonymised benchmarking data for 29 merchants / online retailers surveyed by Econsultancy. The main author of the report is independent consultant Gavin Breeze, the founder of payment service provider DataCash.


  • Introduction
  • Understanding the Online Transaction Process
  • Processing Credit Cards: where to start, who to contract
  • Currencies
  • Risks
  • Fees
  • Negotiating a Merchant Discount Rate
  • Benchmarking summary
  • Methodology and respondent profile
  • Benchmarking data
  • Appendix: Graph summary of findings
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