Expand your business worldwide with UpTrader Pay!
For online companies, business has long stopped being about providing a local service for clients from a particular city or country. A successfully launched business cannot stay locked in one region for long, and if the owner thinks globally, they will act the same way. The main task of an international online business is to accept local payments. For example, in Indonesia, Help2Pay or Fasapay are popular payment systems, while in Namibia, only banks transfers are in use and they need banks details much more than they need payment systems. The more systems are integrated into your CRM, the more clients from different countries will be able to buy your service.
There are some companies on the market which provide payment management systems for CRMs. All you have to do is pay for a subscription, and the payment management module will be fully integrated into your CRM. The fee, however, may be quite high. UpTrader also provides this module, and it is already integrated into our CRM along with ready-to-use payment systems. We do not charge separately for it.
We have already integrated more than 50 payment systems into our CRM, and new ones are being added all the time.
UpTrader Pay settings
The module was tailored to the demands of Forex brokers, so it has a wide range of options. So, for your clients’ convenience, you can:
1. Set a country filter.
For example, you work with clients from Indonesia, South Africa, and Germany. You have more than 50 payment systems. Not all of them work for these clients. To avoid confusion, you can only show them options available in their country. UpTrader Pay lets you change the visibility settings to only show certain payment systems for customers registered in a particular country.
2. Set a rule for new and old clients.
For example, you work with payment systems that require meeting certain criteria for clients, such as successful KYC. Therefore you can set such a rule to show new clients certain payment systems that accept new clients but charge high commissions. As well you can show another bunch of payment systems for old clients with lower commicions.
3. Visa and Mastercard.
Only show Visa and Mastercard and automatically substitute payment systems depending on the country.
4. Set a filter by registration date.
For some companies, client registration date is important. For example, you would like to give a bonus to new clients, a commission refund or a deposit bonus when depositing through a certain payment system. You can set up this payment system to be visible only to clients with a certain registration date.
UpTrader Payment Management Value-adds
- No monthly fee
- More than 50 payment systems already integrated
- New payment system integration in 2 weeks
- Free integration of one payment system per month
- Country, deposit, registration date settings
- Fully integrated into UpTrader CRM
- User-friendly interface
Contrary to skeptics’ expectations and predictions, the volume of cryptocurrency transactions continues to grow. The so-called stablecoins show the greatest stability, as they are used in payments more often than super volatile Bitcoin or Ethereum. Let us remind you that Bitcoin was losing more than 60% of its value last November. It does not make much sense to use such currencies in transactions. Stablecoins, tied to fiat and backed by bank reserves, are a different story. According to coinmarketcap.com, the most popular stablecoins with the largest capitalization are currently Tether (USDT), USD Coin (USDC), and Binance USD (BUSD). Taken together, these findings allow us to make long-term predictions for the continuous increase in cryptocurrency transactions, and this is a good sign for Forex brokers.
Why Forex brokers are better off with a crypto gateway
Those brokers who don't yet have a cryptocurrency gateway to accept payments should take care of it now. Regulators are closely monitoring financial companies. As a result, licenceless brokers can no longer accept payments by bank cards. This means that if a company cannot have a bank account, accepting Visa or Mastercard payments is not available to it. As an option, the broker can accept payments through electronic payment systems and other intermediaries who charge exhorbitant commission, easily in the 8-10% range. Also, due to the tightening regulation in the financial sector, customers from some countries in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East no longer have access to bank processing. In addition, cryptocurrency holders are interested in working with companies that are willing to accept it. From what we have seen in recent years, the trend of financial overregulation is going to continue all over the world. So if a broker wants to expand their geography and get more varied customers, gain a competitive advantage or just stay afloat, it is better to start learning how to work with cryptocurrency now.
Is accepting cryptocurrency always a good thing for a company, and which companies are better off avoiding cryptopayments altogether?
What is a cryptocurrency payment gateway?
A cryptocurrency payment gateway is a service that allows merchants to accept cryptocurrency as a payment method. Crypto gateways make it easy for businesses to accept cryptocurrency as payment alongside fiat money and settle transactions in real time.
Crypto gateways are growing in popularity due to the widespread use of cryptocurrencies and the security benefits they provide. Many companies are starting to accept cryptocurrency payments to get ahead and enter new markets.
With UpTrader Pay already built into the UpTrader CRM, every broker can automate cryptocurrency payments in literally two clicks. If your company uses another CRM, integrating UpTrader Pay crypto gateway is just as easy because it's a standalone product.
So what are the pros and cons of accepting cryptocurrency?
Most often, brokers accept payments directly to their own wallets. This way, they are able to completely avoid some sensitive issues. For instance, cryptocurrency transactions exclude chargebacks and risks associated with intermediaries. Every broker has probably encountered a situation where large amounts of money are stuck with payment intermediaries for months and sometimes years. In some cases, this money is never returned and the broker bears reputational and financial costs.
The difficulty with accepting payments in cryptocurrency may arise for licensed brokers who avoid dealing with cryptocurrency so as not to anger the regulators. The best way for them to de facto not deal with cryptocurrency is to use cryptocurrency gateways such as BitPay, PayPal, and Coinbase Commerce. In return, companies get fiat currency into their bank accounts and stay within legal bounds. This way, companies can offer customers alternative payment methods and eliminate uncertainty related to cryptocurrencies.
Accepting cryptopayments automatically
Manually accepting crypto payments may overburden your financial department, because processing these transactions is quite a task: you need to compare the requested amount in the CRM and in the wallet, then you need to identify the customer who made the request by the amount they requested, and often two sums are not the same. Then you have to call your customers to find out who transferred the money, and so on. Of course, it is better to automate the process, and we have already written a piece on how to do this:
Last year MetaQuotes suspended selling White Label that caused the forex industry to start looking for alternatives. Most sensitively it was perceived by small brokers who can’t afford to spend a couple of extra thousands dollars for the MetaTrader 5 Full license. Therefore the good alternative for them turns out to be с-Trader White Label, whose policy is pretty mild and price is reasonable. However MetaQuotes remains the main trading platform provider and it still sells the Full License MetaTrader and companies are still looking forward to the opportunity to work with MetaTrader. It’s still possible, but the price for the base version has been increased from $5000 to $7500. For those companies who can’t handle this price, a good alternative is c-Trader White Label.
Please learn more about c-Trader and MetaTrader Full License from our previous article.
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