Best E-Commerce Platform/Gateway
BlueSnap has won the 2018 Judges Choice Award for Best E-Commerce Platform / Gateway. Bluesnap provides over one thousand small- to mid-sized businesses with an all-in-one payment platform that combines an e-commerce gateway with global payment capabilities designed to accelerate commerce.
With a single integration, the company’s clients can process payments through multiple sales channels, including online and mobile, marketplaces, invoice payments, subscriptions, and manual orders. According to the company, businesses come to them to consolidate their payment gateways that have become too cumbersome and time-consuming to manage with sales lost due to conversions issues. BlueSnap reports that their all-in-one payment platform has achieved 82% year-over-year growth in its customer sales (2016 to 2017) and payment card acceptance rates of 90%.
Bluesnap’s multiple global acquirers and intelligent routing provides this uplift. The platform/gateway accomplishes these tasks in several ways. First, Bluesnap’s flexible integration options allow businesses to set up payments in a snap with hosted checkout pages or via Bluesnap’s API. Hosted checkout pages significantly reduce the scope of PCI compliance and allow merchants to begin selling globally without any development. Second, Bluesnap offers support for 180 countries, processing payments in 29 languages, 100 currencies, and over 110 payment types including mobile wallets Visa Checkout, Apple Pay, MasterPass and PayPal, making them the only gateway with all four major wallets. The company notes that in 2017, 35% of its customers chose to offer these mobile wallets and saw a 90% increase in mobile sales.