Articles about Payments

Instant purchases

Monday, February 2, 2015
Instant purchasesHave you had online purchase experience when you were required to fill in long forms and go through a registration procedure (receive confirmation e-mail – confirm account – follow the purchase procedure once again, etc.)?
Have you changed your mind and closed the shop's window being bored and frustrated with this process?
We in Getsocio have faced such situations and at some point decided to design a solution to eliminate these inconveniences for customers.

Getsocio Expands the Range of Payment Gateways for Deal Payments

Tuesday, June 11, 2013, an online commerce platform for daily deal entrepreneurs, expands the range of payment options for deal payments. 

WorldPay, one of the leading providers of electronic payment processing solutions, is now available for daily deal websites developed on Getsocio software platform.

Getsocio provides software solutions for building daily deal websites internationally and serves customers in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands and other countries. The geographical diversity of customer base leads to the necessity to employ a broad range of payment solutions for supporting convenient payment methods regardless of location of the customers. The list of payment options supported by Getsocio includes major payment systems, such as PayPal and, along with less known Bluepay, Mister Cash, Payfast, PostFinance and others.

Multiple currencies

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Each daily deal site on Getsocio can now handle multiple currencies.

The amount is automatically converted from one currency to another when needed. The exchange rates are fetched every day from European central bank.

There are two practical use cases for multiple currencies

Refunding orders

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sometimes an order needs to be refunded. It happens quite rarely, as the most of the daily-deal site customers are happy with their coupons and enjoy the discounted service offered. But from time to time customers claim they cannot use the coupon for some reason and ask for refund.

Of course, it is always possible to issue a refund via payment system. But what happens to the coupon?

Recently we have made it possible for site owners to refund an order in Getsocio admin section. When an order is refunded, it will destroy the coupons, void the payment transaction and also will adjust the Getsocio fee, so you don't have to pay the commission for refunded orders.

Of course, it is up to the site owner to decide should they refund each particular order. Having a payment/refund policy posted on your site is a good idea too.