How to find the payment solution you need to manage your Startup effectively

Choosing the right payment solution for your startup can be a daunting task, but it's essential to take the time to evaluate your options and find the one that best fits your needs. Let’s take some of the work off your hands and share with you how to make this important decision.

2 mins read
10th May 2023
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Leatherback Content Team


Starting a new business is challenging, particularly when you need to process and manage payments from customers and staff across the globe. As a startup founder, you need to receive and manage payments effectively to keep your business running smoothly. 

Not everyone can afford the luxury of entrusting financial matters to entire accounting teams. And if you’re in this boat, you also realise that handling cash disbursements and liquidation manually can be time-consuming; this is where payment management systems come in. Let’s examine what a payment management system is, and how to choose the one your Startup needs. Stick around.

What is a payment management system?

A payment management system is a platform that businesses use to manage their monetary transactions. Businesses will need to process expenditures, cash disbursement, pay suppliers and clientele, and several other regular and miscellaneous expenses. Regardless of the size of your business, you’ll need a high-capacity and versatile payment management system.

Choosing the right payment solution for your startup can be a daunting task, but it's essential to take the time to evaluate your options and find the one that best fits your needs. Let’s take some of the work off your hands and share with you how to make this important decision.

How to choose the right payment management system

There are some important factors every founder has to consider when choosing the payment solution to use to effectively manage your Startup. Check them out.

  • Determine your payment processing needs: Before you start looking for payment solutions, you need to evaluate your payment processing needs. This involves looking at the types of payments you'll be accepting, the volume of transactions you expect to process, and the level of security you require. For instance, if you're primarily selling products online, you'll need a payment solution that allows you to accept credit and debit card payments.

If you expect to process a large volume of transactions, you'll need a payment solution that can handle high transaction volumes without downtime. With our Leatherback corporate accounts, there are absolutely no limits on the volume of transactions you can make. This is perfect for anyone who runs a multinational business and needs a high-capacity account! Click here to sign up.

  • Understand the different types of payment solutions: There are several types of payment solutions available, each suited to different businesses. You need to look at the solutions available and choose which fits the needs of your company the most. Payment solutions could be payment gateways, payment processors, and/or merchant accounts.

Payment gateways are third-party services that handle payment processing for you, while payment processors facilitate transactions between customers and merchants. Merchant accounts allow you to accept payments directly and are ideal if you're processing high volumes of transactions. Understanding the different types of payment solutions available can help you make an informed decision about which one is best suited for your startup. We have different account options available for individuals, and various types of businesses. Feel free to browse our website to learn more about what each account offers.

  • Consider your budget: Another important factor to consider when choosing a payment solution is your budget. Payment solutions sometimes come with fees. This can include transaction fees, monthly fees, and setup fees. You'll want to choose a payment solution that is affordable for your business while also offering the features and functionality you need. Keep in mind that the cheapest option may not always be the best one, as you may sacrifice functionality or security. 

  • Evaluate security features: Security should be a priority when choosing a payment solution for your startup. You need to ensure that your customers' sensitive information is protected from fraud and other security breaches. Look for payment solutions that offer strong security features, and are regulated and compliant with the law for added security and peace of mind.

  • Check for compatibility with your website or platform: When selecting a payment solution, you need to ensure that it's compatible with your website or platform. Many payment solutions offer plugins or integrations with popular website builders and eCommerce platforms, such as Shopify or WooCommerce. Ensure that the payment solution you choose is easy to integrate with your website or platform and that it provides a seamless checkout experience for your customers.

  • Look for additional features: Leatherback offers additional features that can be useful for startups, such as invoicing, recurring billing, maker checker, payment analytics, and subscription management. These features can save you time and help you manage your finances more effectively. Consider whether you need these additional features and look for payment solutions that offer them.

  • Read reviews and compare options: Before making a final decision, take the time to read reviews and compare different payment solutions. Look for reviews from other businesses in your industry to get a sense of how well the payment solution works for their needs. See what articles from renowned sites are saying about them. Consider the features, pricing, and overall reputation of each payment solution you're considering.

Choosing the right payment solution will save you a lot of time and money in the long run. By checking all the boxes mentioned above, you can find the payment solution that best fits your business's needs. Want to learn more about Leatherback or join our family of nomads? Visit our website. We’ll love to have you onboard, and you’ll know you made the best choice!

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