When building a web shop for clients, one of the first questions we get asked is “how do I get paid?”.

There are a number of routes that you can take and in reality there is no right answer. Nowadays paypal is very well known and is a highly credible payment gateway (after all it is owned and used by ebay!).

There are relatively few hoops to jump through in the application process. The main thing to do is to set up a business verified account. This means that you have to link your bank account to your paypal account. A simple process that typically takes about two weeks to get approval. The reason for getting a business verified account is to remove the monthly withdrawal limit that paypal imposes by default (at time of writing it is $500).

There are other options which we have had good experiences of, including: