I’m about to set up an international online retailer and I need to find the best payment solution. I’m based in Europe but my market is Africa, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania.
After searching far and wide I’ve come to the conclusion that Moneybookers, PayPal Payflow and AlertPay are the top three in this category. Now I just need to weed out the less favorable.
Paypal is the best but there are cases of them blocking accounts with huge amount of money if you are not careful. I would suggest hitting with AlertPay. (:
I’ve only ever used Paypal Website Payment Standard on any e-commerce websites and so I cannot comment on the others.
Suffice to say I am very happy with Paypal’s online payment integration services. I find their automated Instant Payment Notification (IPN) feature really useful which allows you to complete back end processing (like finalising orders and flagging products for delivery) after the customer has completed their payment using a credit card or paypal account.