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Online Payment Importance and benefits

By Annapoorna

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Updated on: May 18th, 2022

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2 min read

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The major advancements in electronic payments have created countless opportunities for businesses to grow faster. Electronic payments have constantly undergone advancements making them a seamless, fast and hassle-free way of making payments. You no longer have to go to the bank to deposit your payments. Here are 5 other online payment advantages:

1. Instant Payment

Online payments are faster than traditional payment methods such as cash or cheque. There is no time or location constraint when it comes to online payment. You can make the payment from anywhere in the world at any time.

2. Higher Security

There are multiple measures to make online payments more secure, such as tokenisation, encryption, SSL, etc. Customers no longer have to enter their card details every time they purchase. They can either save their card details or use a one-time password to complete the transaction.

3. Convenience

Online payments can help businesses provide their customers with a convenient payment experience. Customers have the option to purchase goods on credit and can pay later. The businesses will not have to send constant customer reminders to get the payment. You can automatically collect money after a certain period.

4. Saves Processing Costs

Businesses have to partner with a card processor to enable payment services to customers. The processor provides you with the payment gateway for processing in exchange for a high fixed cost. On the other hand, with online payment, you do not need to avail services of a processor. You just need to pay a fixed subscription to the online payment service provider.  

5. Contactless

Contactless payments mean quicker transactions and shorter queues at shops. With online payments, you can use contactless POS terminals in your business to avoid contact. In this system, the payee needs to hold their phone near the terminal, and the payment will get automatically processed.

Hard cash transactions have decreased significantly since the integration of the online payment system. Small businesses can leverage online payment technology and advance their business to prevent transactions from being cost centres through a payment collection software.

Online payments also guarantee better operational efficiency. Online payments are going to be the norm in the coming years. You can ensure your business is modern and customer friendly by incorporating online payment options.

About the Author

I preach the words, “Learning never exhausts the mind.” An aspiring CA and a passionate content writer having 4+ years of hands-on experience in deciphering jargon in Indian GST, Income Tax, off late also into the much larger Indian finance ecosystem, I love curating content in various forms to the interest of tax professionals, and enterprises, both big and small. While not writing, you can catch me singing Shāstriya Sangeetha and tuning my violin ;). Read more

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