How To Be A Gateway Ninja

What are the current problems surrounding gateway integration?

Talking to some of our payments advisors, we found that common problems faced by developers surrounding the integration of gateways include:


  1. Upfront cost
    • Different technologies used by each gateway
      • Each gateway has its own API (eg REST, SOAP) as well as a different required data and sets of calls required
    • The time and cost of integration
      • Not all payment methods were created equal and some may have layers of complexity that need to be carefully integrated. 
  2. Maintenance cost
    • Maintenance costs due to the ongoing coding required
      • Need to update your code to stay up to date with the gateway’s API.
  3. Aggregation of gateways
    • Inability to view all transaction data from a single point after integrating several payment methods
    • Difficulties in accessing customer payment information across different gateways
      • Can’t store Gateway X customer payment details on Gateway Y
      • Do not have a central location to store all your customer payment details


Why Paydock?

We know the struggle of working with multiple payment gateways (while juggling client requirements). Like you, we know that development, profitability and third party management can be a tall order, especially in payments, where there are multiple barriers to final delivery. This is where PayDock can help.


Paydock is a smart payments platform designed for merchants and developers. We offer a number of features to solve your payments pain:

    1. Upfront cost
      • Reduces cost of integration with gateway development effort
        • Development time and cost for your website or app is significantly reduced-you only have to integrate with Paydock once to enable access to all payment methods globally.


    1. Maintenance cost
      • Reduce maintenance costs.
        • Paydock keeps up to date with the gateway so you don’t have to worry about updating.


  1. Aggregation of gateways
    • Enhances available functionality through a built in recurring, notification and processing engine.
    • Enables easy monitoring of transaction data through a single interface.
      • If you do decide to move to a new gateway, your history, data and account will all  remain with you/move with you as Paydock’s external token vault stores all payment sources regardless of payment gateway or payment type.
    • Enables a frictionless payments experience for your client .
      • Customer experience and technical solutions are improved through the realtime workflow engines.
      • Sales friction is reduced by offering your customers a number of gateways including Pin Payments, Stripe, eWAY, PayPal, Worldpay and more!


What else?

We offer an easy to work with REST API which can be used to integrate Paydock into your application, with a flexible subscription engine that allows you to set specific start dates, end dates, amount, frequency and interval, along with other payment facilities such as multi-currency routing and automatic retries and webhooks/ alerts.


Paydock also offers a variety of software development kits (SDKs), including Javascript SDK, .Net SDK, Java SDK with iOS and Android on the way, to make integration as easy as possible.


How do I get started?

Paydock offers a sandbox for testing, as well as excellent developer docs for you to use and test out.


You can also talk to one of our friendly payments advisors at [email protected]


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