What is your thought process?
For many software developments, the thought process around facilitating a payment gateway integration is to simply provide a solution that satisfies the needs of their user base – or so they think. Most of the time the payment gateway integration is not a decision driven by the potential for their user partners to actually grow their user base and business.
Commonly, developments integrate with the usual gateways and hope their base is satisfied. Issues like Data Hostaging, Credit Card Declines, funding issues, lack of payment rails (especially for applications with recurring or subscription based payments) can leave the user base looking for alternatives. Client acquisition costs are are high. Handing over your user base to a payment integration solution without it having been a well thought out process can lead to frustration and a less than optimal user experience.