The payment methods offered in the RoomCloud Booking Engine include some of the most popular alternatives used worldwide
Stripe provides cloud-based infrastructure for online financial transactions. It is used by companies of any size for the acceptance of payments and it is a platform for managing payments within applications. The structure is in fact enriched by applications dedicated to revenue management, fraud prevention or expansion to new international markets. Stripe supports the most popular payment methods and the more innovative ones such as WeChat, Alipay, Apple Pay and many others.
Alipay is a Chinese online payment platform founded by Alibaba Group.
Similar to Apple Pay, WeChat Pay and PayPal it uses traditional payment systems, such as credit or debit cards, together with ancillary services such as QR Code payments and peer-to-peer transfers. With Alipay the transaction payment is delayed and the transfer of payment depends on the payment method chosen by the customer, thus offering the customer the opportunity to verify the products purchased before the monetary deduction is confirmed.
Apple Pay is a non-instantaneous payment method created by Apple Inc. It allows the consumer to make contactless transactions using Apple products in physical stores with the integrated NFC sensor or online where it is supported. The user receives an immediate notification of the result of the transaction on his device, but the transfer of funds follows the times based on the method chosen by the customer.
Google Pay is a payment method that brings together all those supported by Google. Once you’ve entered your credit card information, you can use Google Pay to make purchases by phone in stores, via apps and websites, and to send money, without having to re-enter your information each time. Services are now present only in certain countries, but the user pool is bound to increase.
Bancontact is a leader in the Belgian market for electronic payments. Over 80% of Belgian online stores offer Bancontact as a payment option. Transactions are made through a debit card, which uses a PIN code to make payments in physical or online terminals. The service is also available via app or scanning a QR code with the phone and entering the pin code. it is also possible to withdraw money from the card to the vending machines.
iDEAL is an online payment method that allows you to transfer funds from the user’s current account directly to the store account. It is also used by companies outside the e-commerce market, for example to make charitable donations, pay fines, taxes and bills.
GiroPay is the No. 1 payment method in Germany for Internet purchases. It can be used by all customers with an online bank account since the transaction is redirected to the user’s banking environment and then immediately liquidated. The service can be used without the need for registration, but simply by using the PIN and transaction number (TAN) of the online banking account. For amounts up to 30 euros you can also pay without TAN.
WeChat Pay is an electronic payment service built into the WeChat App, currently the most used messaging application in China and Bhutan, with 980 million active users. Each registered person has an electronic wallet which, if connected to a current account, allows payments to be made. Currently the service works only with the Chinese banking system and it is not possible to link the account to credit cards of a bank outside of China. In addition to making payments, WeChat Pay also allows you to reserve services.
Przelewy24 Service (P24) makes automatic payments by bank transfer available to many banks in Poland and is one of the most important non-instant payment instruments in the country. To make the transaction, the final customer is redirected to the P24 landing page to select the desired bank and then finish the payment in his bank account. After a few minutes a notification of payment to the beneficiary is sent. Usually a transaction is processed in two hours
SEPA or the Single Euro Payments Area is a project promoted by the European Central Bank and the European Commission with the aim of extending the integration of payments in euros to those made with instruments other than cash (wire transfers, direct debits and payment cards). A European citizen can therefore transact in any SEPA country as if he were doing in his own country, respecting basic conditions, rights and uniform obligations to all Member States
Multibanco is a fully integrated Portuguese interbank network connecting the ATMs of 27 banks. Initially, the branches offered traditional services such as cash withdrawals, checks on balances and recent transactions. Subsequently, new features were introduced such as payments for services, telephone top-ups and ticket sales for shows. Today the Multibanco network offers 60 different services
PayPal in an online payment method that allows not to share credit card information with the final recipient. The user opens a free account on the PayPal site and after having connected his credit card, he can pay using only the email and password of the account. In the business environment, PayPal allows you to create and send personalized pro-forma invoices with your logo and offers customized solutions based on the type of company.
Mercado Pago in a payment platform for online sales, part of MercadoLibre, the largest Latin American e-commerce site by number of visitors. The user makes the payment in the manner he prefers, the money is credited to the Mercado Pago account and after a couple of days can be transferred free of charge into the chosen current account
Credit Cards are part of the traditional card based payment methods and include familiar credit card companies like VISA, Mastercard, Maestro, Diners club, JCB and American Express.
E-Transactions is a of product of Crédit Agricole to accept and manage simple and secure online payments by means of all French bank cards bearing the „CB“ mark as well as the traditional payments cards such as Visa and MasterCard while other payment methods can also be integrated.