Online Payments for businesses

By Annapoorna


Updated on: Jan 21st, 2022


3 min read

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Electronic commerce has revolutionised business, creating endless opportunities for entrepreneurs worldwide. As online shopping continues to grow, online payments are also becoming increasingly popular. This has made businesses susceptible to online fraud and theft. For business owners, it is imperative to take maximum security measures to keep their businesses and customers safe from the risks of online payments.

Here are five measures businesses can take to secure their online payment transactions:

1.  Choose a Good Payment Processor

Your online payment process determines your online payment security. Choose a good payment processor that prioritises security while accepting online payments. Consulting payment experts and going for an experienced online payment processing partner can help you get ahead of security breaches. Choose a payment processing partner who understands your business needs and can customise an online payment acceptance solution with maximum security measures.

2.  Monitoring Suspicious Activities During Online Payments and Purchasing

Always be aware of suspicious activities that could lead to fraud. As per research, online fraud always has a pattern. The pattern can be multiple purchases from the same IP address, using different cards, or uncommon bulk purchases. Once you have detailed research and training, it becomes easier to recognise these fraudulent patterns.

3.  Make Your Users and Employees Aware of the Importance of Payment Security

It is important to create general awareness among your users and employees to take online security and fraud seriously. An aware user and trained employee will take precautions to prevent fraud. They can also minimise the risk considerably. Business owners should also be aware of the different government schemes, compliances and regulations to prevent fraud.

4.  Keep Your Platform Updated

Regular updates are the easiest way to prevent security threats such as compromised data. Many businesses work around the clock to fix any security gaps and release patches and updates that make their systems less risky. When your system is updated to its newest version, you reduce the chances of getting hacked. Third-party security plugins are a great option to improve the security of your platform.

5.  Data Encryption and Fraud Prevention

During online transactions, sensitive data is transferred between multiple entities. It is important to keep this sensitive data secure. Card tokenisation and fraud prevention solutions are important for payment gateway security. Tokenisation makes sure that your customer’s card details remain safe. Fraud prevention solutions use velocity checks like volume and value of transactions, the country where the card is issued, IP location, pattern detection, etc., to save your customers from fraud.

Online payments can be made secure to a great extent. Choosing the right partner that prioritises security can reduce the vulnerability of your website. It can also reduce the likeliness of security breaches. It is essential to take all the necessary measures and choose the right payment partner to prevent your customer data from being compromised and to protect your business.

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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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