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Credit Card Payment Processing Services in the US - Procurement Research Report

Credit Card Payment Processing Services Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of credit card payment processing services. A credit card payment processor acts as a liaison between the buyer, or merchant, and the cardholder's issuing bank during a credit card transaction. Suppliers communicate with issuing banks through a secured network referred to as the payment gateway, wherein the payment is requested, authorized and routed back to the merchant. This service can be purchased as a combination of payment gateway, processor and merchant account services. This report excludes credit card services providers and point-of-sale terminals.


AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT
Price Fundamentals
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Related Goods
Substitute Goods
Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS
Supply Chain Dynamics
Competitive Environment
Market Profitability
Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS
Buying Basics
Key RFP Elements
NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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