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Payment Method Guide

Discover the diverse payment methods and options you can offer shoppers globally with Digital River.

Payment Method Guide
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American Express Cards
Available with Digital River in 50 Countries/Territories

Processing Currencies

Available currencies will depend on the payment method provider, as well as any regulatory restrictions. The currency capabilities with restrictions are indicated with an asterisk (*) below.

Customer Experience

The payment flow that the shopper experiences using this payment method.

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With over 100 million cards in use, American Express (Amex) is a great payment method to accept and reach high-value shoppers around the world. On average Amex cardholders spend three to four times as much as Visa and Mastercard cardholders.

Payment Details

Key Benefits American Express is a card brand that is particularly effective at converting affluent shoppers, making it a great payment option for merchants selling high-end or luxury products. How it Works

When making an online purchase, shoppers enter their card details on the payment page then submit their order for authorization and payment.

Features
  • Chargebacks
  • Multiple Partial Captures
  • Recurring Transactions
  • Refunds

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Other popular payment methods

Visa Cards
Available with Digital River in 130 Countries/Territories

Processing Currencies

Available currencies will depend on the payment method provider, as well as any regulatory restrictions. The currency capabilities with restrictions are indicated with an asterisk (*) below.

Customer Experience

The payment flow that the shopper experiences using this payment method.

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Visa is one of the world’s most recognizable card brands and a key payment method in all global markets. Visa does not issue cards directly, but partners with thousands of financial institutions and millions of merchants for disbursement of customized card offers and incentive plans. Visa offers a variety of card including credit, debit, prepaid, or gift cards.

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Key Benefits Visa is the largest global card network in the world. Their network is capable of processing more than 56,000 transaction messages per second and have more than 3.3 billion Visa cards in circulation worldwide. How it Works

When making an online purchase, shoppers enter their card details on the payment page then submits their order for authorization and payment.

Features
  • Chargebacks
  • Multiple Partial Captures
  • Recurring Transactions
  • Refunds

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Maestro Cards
Available with Digital River in 129 Countries/Territories

Processing Currencies

Available currencies will depend on the payment method provider, as well as any regulatory restrictions. The currency capabilities with restrictions are indicated with an asterisk (*) below.

Customer Experience

The payment flow that the shopper experiences using this payment method.

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Maestro, also known as Switch Card or Solo Card, is a debit card service primarily used across European countries. For businesses expanding in European countries, this is a great option to allow shoppers to pay for purchases with the equivalent of cash. A Maestro debit card is linked directly to a bank account and requires the cardholder to enter a PIN number when making a purchase.

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Key Benefits Maestro leverages the Mastercard network and is a popular, convenient card for shoppers and travelers across Europe, China, and India. How it Works

When making an online purchase, shoppers enter their card details on the payment page then submits their order for authorization and payment.

Features
  • Chargebacks
  • Multiple Partial Captures
  • Recurring Transactions
  • Refunds

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Mastercard Cards
Available with Digital River in 129 Countries/Territories

Processing Currencies

Available currencies will depend on the payment method provider, as well as any regulatory restrictions. The currency capabilities with restrictions are indicated with an asterisk (*) below.

Customer Experience

The payment flow that the shopper experiences using this payment method.

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Mastercard is one of the largest card brands in the world and a key payment method in most international markets. Mastercard does not issue cards directly to shoppers, but partners with thousands of financial institutions and millions of merchants on co-branded customized card and incentive plans.

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Key Benefits Mastercard is a leading global payment method and is prevalent in over 210 countries and territories around the world. By accepting Mastercard, your customers will be able to purchase what they want, quickly and easily. How it Works

When making an online purchase, shoppers enter their card details on the payment page then submits their order for authorization and payment.

Features
  • Chargebacks
  • Multiple Partial Captures
  • Recurring Transactions
  • Refunds

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UnionPay Cards
Available with Digital River in 129 Countries/Territories

Processing Currencies

Available currencies will depend on the payment method provider, as well as any regulatory restrictions. The currency capabilities with restrictions are indicated with an asterisk (*) below.

Customer Experience

The payment flow that the shopper experiences using this payment method.

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UnionPay is the world’s largest card brand by number of cards issued with over 7.5 billion cards in circulation and is a key payment method in China and parts of East and Southeast Asia.

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Key Benefits UnionPay is an essential payment method for converting Chinese shoppers around the world. Almost 100 million cards are issued outside of mainland China and accepted in over 174 countries. How it Works

When making an online purchase, shoppers enter their card details on the payment page then submit their order for authorization and payment.

Features
  • Chargebacks
  • Multiple Partial Captures
  • Recurring Transactions
  • Refunds

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JCB Cards
Available with Digital River in 129 Countries/Territories

Processing Currencies

Available currencies will depend on the payment method provider, as well as any regulatory restrictions. The currency capabilities with restrictions are indicated with an asterisk (*) below.

Customer Experience

The payment flow that the shopper experiences using this payment method.

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JCB is a major global card brand and a leading issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB cards are issued in 24 countries and territories bringing this network to over 140 million cardholders.

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Key Benefits JCB is a key payment option appealing to shoppers in Japan and other parts of Asia. Additionally, on average JCB cardholder orders tend to be of higher value. How it Works

When making an online purchase, shoppers enter their card details on the payment page then submits their order for authorization and payment.

Features
  • Chargebacks
  • Multiple Partial Captures
  • Recurring Transactions
  • Refunds

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Available with Digital River in 120 Countries/Territories

Processing Currencies

Available currencies will depend on the payment method provider, as well as any regulatory restrictions. The currency capabilities with restrictions are indicated with an asterisk (*) below.

Customer Experience

The payment flow that the shopper experiences using this payment method.

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PayPal delivers a seamless, intelligent checkout experience using insights about how shoppers around the world want to pay. It dynamically presents shoppers their preferred payment method at checkout, across devices. PayPal allows merchants to present relevant, local payments that will drive shoppers through checkout.

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Key Benefits PayPal is one of the world's most popular digital wallets, with over 300 million active shoppers in over 200 countries. PayPal is a wise choice for merchants looking to meet shopper preferences and improve conversion rates and average order values. How it Works

Shoppers with a credit card or bank account added to their PayPal account can make quick and easy purchases online by selecting PayPal at checkout. Shoppers will be asked to login to their PayPal account and confirm their payment option.

Features
  • Chargebacks
  • Recurring Transactions
  • Refunds

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