Does multi provider integration make sense for merchants and payment processors?


In today's fast-paced world, open multi-provider Payment Platform as a Service (PPaaS) companies are becoming increasingly popular, as they offer enterprises a simple and efficient way to accept payments with close to unlimited scaling of their business without adding additional staff (...just try to hire a fintec developer and let us know whenever you succeeded...).

However, to truly offer a comprehensive payment service, enterprises need to integrate with multiple providers via a PPaaS platform, which supports several acquirers, processors, fleet & loyalty card issuers on the one end and supports an entire range of different payment types, including QR code payments, smart payments and different hardware vendors on the other end of the value chain.

In this article, we'll explore why multi-provider integration is crucial to merchants and payment processing companies.

Unleashing the Power of Multi-Provider Integration

Firstly, let's look at why enterprises need to integrate with multi providers. One of the key benefits of using a PPaaS is the ability to accept a wide range of payment types. However, not all payment types are created equal, and different providers may offer unique benefits. By integrating with multi providers, companies can offer their customers a wider range of payment options, which increases sales and customer satisfaction. Additionally, integrating with multi providers via a payment gateway helps to ensure that payments are processed smoothly and efficiently, reducing the risk of errors. Furthermore, granting operators the flexibility to adapt and switch providers on, as they need.

Embracing a Flexible Payments

When it comes to payment types, multi-provider integration becomes even more critical. (Smart) Payments, such as mobile payments, contactless payments, and e-wallets, are becoming increasingly popular, and businesses that don't offer these payment options may be at a disadvantage. However, each smart payment type is typically offered by a different provider, meaning that enterprises need to integrate with multiple providers to offer a comprehensive range of payment options.

Another important type of integration for PPaaS companies is with acquirers and processors. Acquirers and processors are responsible for processing credit and debit card transactions, and they play a crucial role in ensuring that payments are processed quickly and securely. By integrating with multiple acquirers and processors, PPaaS companies can offer their customers a more reliable payment solution, with fewer delays or errors and an extremely reduced time to market when there is a need of launching new players.

Fleet card and loyalty card integrations are also becoming increasingly important for enterprises. Fleet cards are typically used by businesses to manage their vehicle fleets. Similarly, loyalty card integrations can help to offer loyalty programs and other incentives to their customers, which can increase customer retention and loyalty if played right.

The Benefits of Multi-Provider Integration

In conclusion, multi-provider integration is crucial to payment providing enterprises and for merchants as well, as it enables them to offer a wider range of payment options, reduce the risk of errors or delays, increase its value proposition and provide a more comprehensive payment solution to their customers. When it comes to payment types, fleet card and loyalty card integrations, enterprises need to integrate with multiple providers to ensure that they offer the best possible payment solution to their clients. By doing so, such companies can stay ahead of the competition and provide their customers with the most convenient and secure payment options available on the market.

So let's keep staying a step ahead of competition and take advantage of such a flexible payment processing approach! If other channels make sense as well, let us know, we consider adding them to the TECS PPaaS platform!