Why do you need an online payment gateway solution and a third party provider?

Moving your business online doesn’t have to be a complicated process. Appletree can help you simplify the process and guide you from start to finish. Appletree serves as the link between your website and the bank. We have completed the hard work of integrating with the bank and will maintain that link for you, so all you need to do is sit back and take care of your customers after they have placed their orders.

Using a third-party provider gives you more control, simplifies integrations, and, most importantly, enhances your company’s brand recognition throughout your website, including your payment page. The page where your customers enter their payment information will appear on your site and will contain your branding. This helps your customers feel secure when entering payment information because it looks like they are staying on your website rather than being redirected to a separate bank-driven page.

What is a payment Gateway and How does it work?

Watch Our Sales & Marketing manager explaining how it all works.

Our Payment Gateway solution allows you to receive payment directly into your Mauritian business account.

Send Link By Email & Get Paid

If you need to send your customers an invoice, you can email it to them as you normally would, but with a payment link included. By clicking on the payment link, they can pay directly, which will take them to your branded payment page where they can enter their payment details and click “Pay.” This process is quick and simple.

Send Link By WhatsApp & Get Paid

You can also send a payment link via WhatsApp, just like you would through email. This option is particularly useful if you sell products through social media platforms or catalogues. With a basic website, you can quickly obtain your own Merchant ID and ask your customers to pay via a secure WhatsApp link. Simply send them a message to receive payment.

See our WhatsApp payment solution in action in the following video:

Enhancing your business process

If you need a website to sell your products online, we can assist you in-house or by recommending a developer who can help with your basic or complex needs. You may already have a website that you created yourself, and in that case, we can provide you with our basic API documentation, which you can integrate into your site. By doing so, you can include an iFrame for payment on your page, which will give your customers the impression that they are staying on your website for payment when, in fact, that page is connecting to the bank using our secure payment technology. Many customers abandon their orders on websites when they find themselves redirected to a new page to enter their payment information, especially if it’s a bank they don’t recognize. With our service, you can give your customers the confidence to remain on your site and continue their order until the end.

There are many ways to create an online shop, and different providers offer various options for setting one up easily. However, to accept payments, you will need a payment plugin. Appletree can develop plugins or provide you with one that we already have. Currently, we have plugins available for integrations with Shopify, WordPress (WooCommerce), Magento, and Prestashop. Similar to our website API integration, installing a plugin is simple, and the process doesn’t need to be overly complicated. The simpler the process, the more likely it is that customers will use and promote it happily.