The entire Payfac in a Box™ team has been busy as new software developer partners are coming on board, batch onboarding their book of merchants, and starting to see their residual revenue flow in. But we did catch up with Ben Kauder, the architect of the solution, for a little Q&A session for this week’s blog while he and our Chief Revenue Office, Vaden Landers, are on the road along the West coast. Here’s the recap of what questions ISVs are asking, what they are excited about, and more.
Like every business out there, software companies are always trying to find ways to earn ongoing monthly residual revenue. That’s the gold standard because it’s ‘set it and forget it’ and the checks roll in every month, aka “mailbox money”. Implementing a payments integration is one of those ‘Ah ha!’ easy ways to get that residual revenue flowing. The problem for a VAST MAJORITY of software developers is how many of your clients (users of your software product) are actively using your integrated payment processing solution? Based on industry statistics we know that if you have 20-30% penetration then you are in the top 5% of software developers.
In our payments integration consultations with software developers, we often educate on several critical areas to consider when choosing any payments partner. These include age of the specs/APIs, certification process, acquirer control on the platform, underwriting, application/agreement workflow and payment processing pricing. In our model Payfac in a Box™, we’ve put all these goodies and more ‘in a box’ to ensure a simple, straightforward, and long-lasting integration setup that will make merchant adoption and their continued use of the service top-rate. Read on to educate yourself on these important aspects of selecting a payments integration partner, so you don’t get stuck down an expensive path that doesn’t result in the best custom payments integration for your software solution and merchant users.
So, you signed a payments integration deal with a bank, processor, acquirer, ISO or agent...what's next?