International merchant accounts are a special type of credit card account that provides your business with the ability to accept and process transactions online from international customers. The services offered by international merchant account providers vary widely but generally include wire transfers, direct deposits, virtual terminals, and other tools necessary for conducting business online. Some providers will also offer you access to their proprietary digital wallets – allowing you to accept payments directly into your company's bank account.
International merchant accounts are a special type of credit card account that provides your business with the ability to accept and process transactions online from international customers.
These accounts differ from regular merchant accounts in a number of ways:
- They allow you to accept payments from multiple currencies, which can be helpful if you do business internationally or plan on selling products in other countries.
- The fees associated with an international merchant account are higher than those associated with other types of payment processing services such as PayPal or Stripe (more on this later). But since these fees aren't usually passed onto customers directly, this isn't usually a problem for businesses who have high volumes of sales through their websites–and it's worth noting that some providers offer fee-free versions for small businesses who don't process enough volume per month.*
A merchant account is a contract between the merchant and their bank. This contract allows the merchant to accept credit cards, debit cards and other electronic payments from customers. The process of opening an international merchant account is nearly identical to opening a domestic one with one exception: when submitting your application for an international merchant account you must include proof that you have permission to do business in your country of choice.
If you already have permission then you're good to go! If not, there are two options available: either apply directly through one of our partners or apply through us and then submit additional documents directly through them once approved (this can take anywhere from 1-6 weeks). Once approved by both parties we'll begin processing payments immediately!
There are fees associated with international merchant accounts, and they vary depending on the type of account you choose. Fees are usually higher than domestic merchant accounts because of the extra processing costs associated with transactions that cross borders and currencies.
Types of International Merchant Accounts
There are two main types of international merchant accounts: virtual and physical. A virtual account allows you to accept payments from international customers without having a physical merchant location. You can also use a virtual account if you have a brick-and-mortar business, but it's not located in the country where your customers are based.
A physical merchant account allows you to accept payments from international customers at your physical location (for example, if you want to sell products or services at an expo).
International merchant accounts allow you to accept payments from all over the world.
International merchant accounts allow you to accept payments from all over the world. This is a huge benefit for e-commerce merchants, who can now sell their products and services to customers in countries where they previously couldn't reach before.
International merchant accounts also allow you to process payments in any currency, meaning that if your business caters primarily to one country but has customers from many others, it won't matter where those customers are based or what type of currency they use–you can still accept their payments with minimal effort on your part (and no additional fees).
If you have ever tried shopping online as an international customer yourself, then you know how frustrating it can be when some sites don't accept credit cards or bank transfers from certain countries; fortunately, international merchant accounts make this problem a thing of the past by allowing e-commerce businesses access to payment processors around the globe so that everyone gets equal treatment when buying online goods and services!
We hope that you now have a better understanding of what an international merchant account is and how it can help your business. If you are in need of one, we recommend contacting us today so we can get started on bringing your dream to life!