Merchant Payment Solutions

Set Up a Secure E-Commerce Payment Application: Part 1

In this two-part series, we will talk about two popular payment acceptance paths for e-commerce: Embedded API for Direct Post, commonly referred to as transparent redirect, and hosted payment pages. We will look at how the solutions function and things to consider when selecting your preferred method.

Recently, I went to see the Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center. It is an impressive piece of history to see firsthand. I could not help but think of how often you hear, “This isn’t rocket science.” This actually was rocket science! The complexity and inner workings of this ship are incomprehensible to most of us, a little intimidating, yet awe-inspiring.

The good news is that setting up a secure e-commerce environment doesn’t have to be rocket science, although it may sound like it. Known in the industry as “transparent redirect” or “Embedded API with Direct Post”, TC Trustee API is an elegant e-commerce payment solution that lets merchants do what they do best—manage the web site, user experience and environment—but leave the payment acceptance and security to the experts.

An embedded feature of the merchant-hosted payment form, the TC Trustee API code posts financial transaction field data from the customer browser straight to the TC secure processing platform. It is easy to set up, requiring a small amount of code and basic programming skills.