By Mike Misasi
Google shows nearly 14 million results in a search for “things that make your life easier,” with the top hit promising 17 items that will give you some extra “me” time every day. A hosted payment page didn’t make the list, but I’d be willing to bet that almost every one of BlueSnap’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) merchants would put it on their own lists of awesome things that make their business lives easier—and better. (Merchants and developers need “me” time, too, right?)
What is a hosted payment page? Essentially it’s when the files associated with your online checkout page are stored on your payment provider’s servers—not yours. It’s almost like renting space elsewhere to handle the checkout process. The space itself can be customized to look consistent with the rest of your website, so the changeover is transparent to your customers. Hosted checkout pages are great for all types of merchants, especially when it comes to security and ease of use.
So how do hosted payment pages benefit SaaS companies in particular? Let us count the ways…