What is Payscout?
Payscout is a merchant service provider (MSP) that helps businesses to accept credit cards such as Visa®, MasterCard®, Discover®, American Express®, Diners Club®, JCB® and more.
How do I get started accepting cards?
Payscout makes the process very easy.
Simply complete our online application, upload a few documents and you’re done. Our process takes less than 15 minutes. There is nothing to print or mail and you can even digitally sign all your documents online.
How much does it cost to sign up?
Nothing- It's free. No application fees, no contracts, no nonsense.
We even provide you with a free terminal or mobile swipe.
Is there a contract with Payscout?
There are no contracts. Cancel anytime. No hassles and no questions asked.
What is a chargeback?
A chargeback is when a customer disputes the charge they see on their statement. The customer basically does not agree with the amount, or completely declines the charge due to fraud.
The merchant is notified in writing (or electronically) and allowed to provide an explanation. A decision is made by the credit card issuer (not Payscout) as to who is right and wrong.
If the merchant loses the chargeback they are debited the amount of the transaction, as well as penalties associated with a chargeback.
How can I preventchargebacks?
Here are the top ways to prevent chargebacks:
Technical Frequently Asked Questions
Does Payscout provide an Application Programming Interface (API) ?
Answer: Yes Payscout provides a detailed API allowing you to do nearly any custom integration you require. Payscout also provides prebuilt modules for many of the popular shopping carts such as Magento, Open Cart, Prestashop and more.
What programming language do I need to use to integrate into Payscout ?
Almost any language can be used with Payscout.
Integration is based primarily on an HTTP post encrypted under Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Payscout has developers currently using C, C++, C#, PHP, PERL, Java, python, RubyiOS and Android. Please complete our support form for more details.
How can I receive a test account?
Please complete our support form and we’ll provide you with a test account.
What mobile Swipe do you support?
We support nearly every USB swipe.