You are able to take full or partial payments (deposits) from customers when they are making a booking.
A payment gateway is a server that is dedicated to linking websites and banks so that online credit card transactions can be completed in real-time.
How does a payment gateway work?
Payment gateways work by providing the secure, integral link between a website (web server) and the bank. When credit card details are submitted on a website the payment gateway receives these details and sends them to the bank for verification. The bank then replies with a response; usually either accepted or declined. The payment gateway then sends this response back to the web server when the appropriate message is displayed to the user - for example "Your payment has been successful".
What else is required to accept online payments?
A merchant account from your bank which is a special kind of bank account that can be linked directly to a payment gateway.
To view our current payment gateway providers and to set up your payment gateway follow the steps below.
- Go to the Settings tab
- Click on Online payments
Our preferred payment gateway provider is eWay and is used for all Naked Bookings subscription payments. If you require any assistance with activating a payment gateway, please email email@example.com or use our help tool located in the bottom right corner.