Hello Entrepreneurs, this article will discuss on the payment gateway in Nigeria.

In Nigeria today, there are many card processing companies that  let small businesses accept card payments in retail stores, on the Internet and even with a cell phone, but finding the right one for your company isn’t easy.

This article will focus on our top seven payment gateway companies in Nigeria, it will also highlight it’s features, all products/services are listed in no particular order.

Payment Gateway in Nigeria

1. Interswitch Webpay:

accepting online card payments in nigeria
Interswitch provides payment services to businesses and individuals who want to start accepting local and international card payments online. A web merchant can receive online payment from cardholders via Interswitch WebPay or Webpaydirect.

Interswitch WebPAY and Webpaydirect has a simple page for any website seeking to offer visitors the facility to pay for goods or services by their bank issued cards or other payment tokens, see a screenshot the interface below.

Payment Gateway of Interswitch Webpay Interface

The integration to Interswitch WebPAY and WebPAYDirect are similar irrespective of your development platform or cart, but the difference lies in the product themselves.

Furthermore, WebPAYDirect product allows for a feature called “split” which lets the customer specify multiple banks to receive the money collected, they also provide customers with real-time reports while WebPAY allows for settlement to one bank and one account only.

Setup Fees:

There is a one-time integration fee of N150,000.

Charges:

For every subsequent successful transaction, a fee of 1.5% of the value of the transaction subject to a cap of N2,000 is charged. (i.e. for transactions below N133,333, a fee of 1.5% applies), and N2,000 flat fee (for transactions above N133,333).

Integration:

Most noteworthy after you make payment and submit relevant documents to Interswitch, there are 3 integration options available to you.

  • Self: Integration using your own website developer in addition you can review the integration overview to achieve this. Note that you can also use the demo merchant details provided here to start testing your code and integration immediately.
  • WebShop: Integration using WebShop Shopping Cart
  • Anatech: We can integrate it on your behalf.
  • Open Source Plugins: Plugins can be used for the various content management systems such as Vamcard, Joomla, Magento, Prestashop, OsCommerce, WordPress, WooCommerce and Opencart for WebPAY.

2. GTPay:

GTPay Payment Interface
GTPay is a product of GTBank, first of all it is a secure internet payment gateway developed to help small business accept card payments online using debit Cards issued by banks on the Interswitch Network.

  • GTPay plugs in seamlessly with the existing websites of customers and acts as a bridge between the customer’s website and financial institutions (Banks).
  • Also the payment solution provides a convenient alternative payment channel to all customers.Ensures transaction amount is deducted from cards instantly and merchant’s account credited within 24 hours.

Setup Fee:

N75,000 (Seventy Five Thousand Naira).

Charges:

MasterCard/Visa (local) – TRANSACTION FEE: 1.5% of transaction amount (subject to a maximum of N2,000).
Interswitch Verve (local) – TRANSACTION FEE: 1.5% of transaction amount (subject to a maximum of N2,000).
MasterCard/Visa (International) – TRANSACTION FEE: 3% of transaction amount; no cap.
International Gateway Monthly Charge – N5,000.

To start with GTPay call this number: +234 700 48266 6328

3. VoguePay
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VoguePay is a unique online payment gateway whose vision is to offer buyers and sellers a secure and easy-to-use means of transacting business online also VoguePay allows site owners to start accepting card payments online for their goods and services on their website without any setup fee.

Furthermore the Gateway can process local and international Visa, Mastercard and Verve card. The setup process is faster as customers doesn’t have to go thru the Interswitch Certification process.

Setup Fee:

N1500 (with Corporate Affairs Commission Certificate) and N2500 (with Government issued Identity cards).

Charges:

Deposit Funds:
Verve Card/ Naira MasterCard – 2.5%
Visa (Vpay) integration – 2.5%
International Payments: USD Debit/Credit Card Visa and MasterCard 4.5% (No Gateway Fees Applicable)
Withdraw Funds – 1% + 120 Naira

4. SimplePay

Simplepay logo
SimplePay allows any business or consumer with an e-mail address and a bank account to securely, conveniently and cost-effectively send and receive payments online or through their mobile phone.

Also SimplePay for merchants is ideally suited for small businesses, online merchants, individuals, and others currently undeserved by traditional payment systems.

Simplepay screenshot

Setup Fee

N300 per bank account verification

Charges

Deposit Funds:
Verve Card/ Naira MasterCard – 1.5%
Etranzact Card/Web – 1.5%
Visa (Vpay) integration – 1.5%
International Payments: Debit/Credit Card Visa and MasterCard (Zenith Bank Transfer) – 5%

Withdraw Funds – Transfer money to your linked bank account – N300.00 per transaction.
SMS Charges – N2
Receive Money – 1.00% plus N10.00 per transaction.

5. 2Checkout (2co)

2checkout

2Checkout is an America based company, first of all it allows Nigerian and other International Merchants to receive payments from customers using their Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Diners Club, JCB, PIN debit cards and PayPal.

Setup Fee

FREE SETUP (Customers do not pay set-up fee)

2checkout screenshot

Charges

MasterCard/Visa (local) – TRANSACTION FEE: 5.5% + 45¢ successful transaction.
Interswitch Verve (local) – TRANSACTION FEE: 5.5% + 45¢ successful transaction.
MasterCard/Visa (International) – TRANSACTION FEE: 5.5% + 45¢ successful transaction.

6. Cashenvoy

Cashenvoy

CashEnvoy is the only Nigerian Payment Aggregator/Processor on Shopify. Also the company has multiple security features on their gateway for theft.

Furthermore Cashenvoy doesn’t charge for online different variants of cards – merchants can accept local and international – VISA, MASTERCARD, eTranzact and Interswitch cards. The company simplifies the setup process – by just receiving basic details and forms.

Charges

Send Money: To Business Account only – Free.
Make Payments: To Business Account only – Free.
Withdrawal Fund: Free.
Receive Funds: 2.5% + N12.60
International Cards: Commission = 3.9% + N12.60, maximum of N5000.

7. Paystack

Paystack is a new Payment Gateway in Nigeria, it was founded by Shola Akinlade and Ezra Olubi who are both graduates of Babcock University

Charges

Setup: Free
Local Cards: 1,9% + ₦100
International Cards: 3.9% + ₦100
₦100 fee is waived for transactions less than ₦2500.

There are still other payment gateways available however we have the complied this list based on functionality and affordability, are you using a better payment gateway? Finally, Let us know your experience by commenting below.