International Merchant Accounts

By: Bailey Thompson

Carry your credit transactions to a place close to utopia by taking advantage of an international merchant account.
At this day and age where online business transactions are done by swiping a credit card, it is vital for a merchant to be competitive and explore every feasible avenue increase and maintain a good momentum. One way to gain momentum is catering to foreign clients. If you are ready to accommodate this kind of customers, then opening up an international merchant account is the perfect road to travel to.
An international merchant account empowers you to accept payments in multiple currencies. Below are the globally-recognized denominations by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that you should welcome with open arms:

  • Euro
  • Japanese Yen
  • U.K. Pound Sterling
  • US. Dollar
  • Argentine Peso
  • Australian Dollar
  • Bahrain Dinar
  • Botswana Pula
  • Brazilian Real
  • Brunei Dollar
  • Canadian Dollar
  • Chilean Peso
  • Chinese Yuan
  • Colombian Peso
  • Cyprus Pound
  • Czech Koruna
  • Danish Krone
  • Hungarian Forint
  • Icelandic Krona
  • Indian Rupee
  • Indonesian Rupiah
  • Iranian Rial
  • Israeli New Sheqel
  • Kazakhstani Tenge
  • Korean Won
  • Kuwaiti Dinar
  • Libyan Dinar
  • Malaysian Ringgit
  • Maltese Lira
  • Mauritian Rupee
  • Mexican Peso
  • Nepalese Rupee
  • New Zealand Dollar
  • Norwegian Krone
  • Rial Omani
  • Pakistani Rupee
  • Polish Zloty
  • Qatar Riyal
  • Russian Ruble
  • Saudi Arabian Riyal
  • Singapore Dollar
  • Slovak Koruna
  • South African Rand
  • Sri Lanka Rupee Swedish Krona
  • Swiss Franc
  • Thai Baht
  • Trinidad And Tobago Dollar
  • U.A.E.

  • Venezuelan Bolivar

    Opening your eyes
    International merchant account gives the luxury to entertain customers from around the globe and not worry that you won't be able to close the deal because you can't accept their currency, which will end up a frustrated client. Not a good day at the office.
    When you're able to accept different currencies, this means you now have the advantage of selling your products and services to potential new customers and maximize the needs of your existing clients. Through an international merchant account incorporated to your online business, you can enjoy the following features:
  • shopping cart
  • payment gateway
  • fraud-detection software via Address Verification Service
  • up-to-the-minute, report production
  • 24-hour customer and technical support
    Infant steps
    But setting up an international merchant account in your local bank can be burdensome since your local bank caters to hometown money, which is the US dollar. Going offshore is the next sensible step. And how do you sort through all the foreign banks? You can go online to check them out, but to help you filter down your choices, get the services of a merchant account provider or a third party processor. You can apply or inquire about their policies and services through their websites or by calling their customer care relations. Approval takes less time than local banks so wasting your time is out of the picture.
    Actual integration of your international merchant account will take at least one week, which is faster than usual because you already have a website. Your payment gateway will be upgraded as to support the main goal which is to accept payments in multiple currencies.
    Developing stages
    High start-up fees are associated with international merchant account processed by offshore banks. You can save yourself from the shock of you life when you get your monthly statement by knowing the offshore merchant account fees. Your business dealings are outside your comfort zone, so, everything becomes more challenging but nevertheless rewarding.

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