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Protx VSP

Protx VSP

Formed in 2001, Protx provides secure online credit and debit card payment solutions for online and mail order businesses in the UK. Protx was then acquired by Sage Group PLC in 2006. They have become the largest independent payment service provider in the UK with a customer base of 17,000 merchants. In 2007 Protx processed 30m transactions with a total value of £2.4bn. This is because their payment solutions offer their customers exceptional value for money coupled with a high level of service and functionality.

Protx does not provide merchant banking or merchant accounts. However, they work with all the major UK acquiring banks and can provide information and guidance on which merchant bank is best for your business. As a guide to how long it will be before you can begin accepting payments via your website, it takes 5 to 7 days after completing the online application form. You will need your merchant number to complete the application form, so you should set up your merchant account first.

Most major shopping cart providers, including Ashop Commerce, are compatible with the Protx payment service provider gateway. There are a number of different forms of payment integrations of offer, Ashop Commerce is integrated with VSP Form; The most popular solution for merchants who share hosting facilities or use shopping cart software.

The fees are as follows:

Protx provide a small business service that carries no setup fee, no annual fee and no transaction charges for a monthly fee of £20 including up to 1,000 transactions per quarter.

For businesses generating more than 1,000 transactions per quarter, the fees are simply 10p per transaction. There are no set up fees, or monthly fees.

Payments Accepted: Most major credit and debit cards except JCB, Diners and American Express for which you must apply for a separate merchant number.
Currency: GBP
Merchant Region Serviced: UK
Entities Accepted: Individuals/Businesses.

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The following is a step by step guide to setting up Protx VSP Direct within your Ashop Commerce online store.

Step 1. Login to your Ashop Commerce admin panel and click into the payment methods section from the top menu.

Step 2. Select "Protx VSP Direct" from the gateway drop down menu and then click "Add new payment method" to apply.

Step 3. Edit the payment settings and add your Vendor name and select your accepted card types. You will then need to change the IP and Subnet information supplied here to your Protx administration panel.

If you need any advice or help please contact your Ashop representative or Protx.


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