Accept online Carte Bleue payments
Online Carte Bleue transactions: Introduction
Thinking about expanding your online activities in France? If so, then offering Carte Bleue as a payment method is worth considering. At present, ICEPAY is one of the few Payment Service Providers in the Netherlands that offer Carte Bleue. In 2009, over 15,000 webshops opened their 'doors' in France. In 2010, this number rose even higher. Online shopping in France continues to grow. The most commonly used payment method is the credit card, and in France this means Carte Bleue, the French representative of VISA. There are over 32 million Carte Bleue cards in use in France.
NB: ICEPAY offers a credit card connection for all Carte Bleue by VISA cards. This means that you reach all cardholders with a Carte Bleue VISA card and not all Carte Bleue users.
Accept Carte Bleue credit card payments on your site: How to
It is simple. Basically, you have to follow the same procedure for any payment method:
Online Carte Bleue transactions: Advantages and Possibilities
Carte Bleue is the most frequently used payment card in France, and by offering this method of payment in your webshop, you can reach the majority of the French market. Once you have completed the application procedure for credit cards (VISA/MasterCard), you will also be able to offer Carte Bleue in your webshop. Since Carte Bleue is owned by VISA, it may thus be offered under the same terms and conditions. This also ensures that the same high standard of security applies as that which applies to the VISA credit cards.
The advantages of Carte Bleue for your webshop:
- Reach a large group of consumers in the French market;
- When you are approved for VISA/MasterCard with ICEPAY, you have a direct option for Carte Bleue;
- Weekly payments;
- Option for protection from fraud using 3-D Secure;
- Recurring Payments for Carte Bleue available.
Online Carte Bleue transactions: How it works for customers
If you would like to include Carte Bleue as one of the payment methods you offer in your webshop, you must complete the general application procedure for Credit Cards (VISA/MasterCard) with ICEPAY. This application procedure takes at least two weeks, yet can sometimes take even longer. This is due to the requirements the credit card companies set for their providers.
For your customers, paying using the Carte Bleue card is easy. All your customer has to do is:
- Choose a product in your webshop;
- Choose Carte Bleue as the payment method;
- Execute the payment and approve it in the secure Carte Bleue environment;
- The payment is complete.
Payments for your credit card transactions are not handled by ICEPAY, but by our supplier. These payments are made on a weekly basis. If you would like further information on payments or the implementation of Carte Bleue, please contact us.
MasterCard and VISA have developed a security system to fight credit card fraud. This system is called 3-D Secure. In order to ensure that all of your VISA and MasterCard credit card payments, including Carte Bleue, may be handled in an even more secure manner, ICEPAY offers this system as one of its products.
Read more about 3-D Secure.
Attention: ICEPAY only accepts Carte Bleue cards beginning with the number 4.
This payment method is available in:
|Connection costs||-||€ 125,- p.y.||€ 125,- p.y.||On request|
|Transaction costs||-||2,7% + € 0,25 p.t.||2,3% + € 0,25 p.t||On request|
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