Why the travel industry demands more
In the day of One-Click ordering, people expect to easily pay for their travel online, too. If you have a travel website, you need a way for people to pay for their travel experiences online.
Are you a travel agency, host travel agency, tour operator, airline, cruise line, hotels, timeshare travel, or other travel operator
looking for a specialized travel merchant? Do you know how to choose the best payment gateway to process travel transactions?
What makes a good payment gateway? Businesses value reliability, security, and one that is easy to use. Here is how to evaluate what is right for your business.
How to choose a payment gateway
The 5 most important questions to ask a payment gateway for travel websites and tourism sites are regarding customer
service, payment methods and currency, security, set up time, and the all-important price.
1. Customer service
Have you ever called a business only to hear the static on the line and the few second delay as the call is routed to the other side of the world? Or called in the afternoon, but they are closed for the day already?
It is very important to have a domestic, local customer service team. Having a team that works the same hours as your business is necessary so that you are not spending several days chasing problems. Make sure to ask where a customer service team is based to save you time and make communication easier. After all, your main focus should be running your business and making money!
That is where JJS Global comes in and helps. When you partner with JJS Global you will be assigned one person who you will work with to help manage your accounts on a day-to-day basis. We manage every aspect of your financial needs with an inhouse, US-based relationship manager.
2. Payment methods and currency
Did you know some travel payment gateways only accept limited currencies? They do this to limit their risk. This will impact your travel business because you will not be able to accept everyone who wants to purchase from you.
With the JJS Global multi-currency program you are able to process and convert up over 100 different currencies worldwide. Make sure to check what currencies a payment gateway can process before signing up to avoid headaches down the road.
Another thing to check is what payment methods are used to get you paid – and when you receive the payments. With JJS Global, all payments are paid out via ACH and wires daily to weekly depending on your approved account. Most clients are paid out daily without any delay of processing and in the currency that you agreed upon.
With all the data breaches these days, your travel website transaction should not be one of them. You need the best security with your payment gateway.
Our JJS Global Gateway is a validated PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider. This is the industry’s highest level of certification. Reviewed annually, an intensive onsite audit ensures the highest compliance levels are maintained and adhered to. As such,
we are on Visa’s Global Registry of Service Providers and Mastercard’s Compliant Service Provider List.
Security is at the core of everything we do. As a PCI SSC Participating Organization and an EMVCo Business and Technical Associate we have the inside track on emerging threats and advanced knowledge of changes in security regulation. Plus, our systems are constantly updated and maintained to exceed industry standards, so you know your business is in safe hands.
4. Set up time
A week to set up? Days even? Skip that payment gateway provider! JJS Global can issue credentials for our gateway the SAME DAY to get you processing. We also have an API to integrate with your shopping cart to make checkout seamless and look the same as your own website.
Price can be a real deal breaker, especially with what some of the biggest names in the payment gateway world charge. JJS Global basic costs are traditionally lower than the industry average starting with $0.05 to $0.10 per transaction. Of course, this can vary on the complexity of what you need.
If you have questions on pricing, fill out a pre-approval form and we can get back to you right away with what you qualify for in terms of rates.
What makes the most robust payment gateway for travel websites and the tourism industry?
The JJS Global Gateway is very user friendly. It’s easy to use for the not so tech savvy – why make things more difficult? We don’t!
Here are the specifics of what you get:
- Your customer’s data is safe. In a time when data breaches happen regularly, this is something you need to protect. Our point to point encryption (P2PE) means cardholder data is not exposed at any time during a payment transaction. Skimming attacks won’t work here!
- Software integration issues are a thing of the past with our remote key injection (RKI). Just plug in to a point of sale, set it up and payment is quick and easy.
- Manage security updates and EMV compliance of your payment devices from anywhere. It’s all taken care of for you with our remotely managed terminal management system.
- No need to reenter cardholder data with tokenization, just reuse from the previous transaction WITHOUT having to store or secure it.
- Focus on what you do best, running your business. We take care of security and fraud protection to ensure your transactions are safe and protected.
Does your payment gateway do all that?
Find out what you can do to save you time, money, and get you back to what you do best. Call 224-535-9462 or
email us now.
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