December 3, 2015
Written by
James Davis
Written by James Davis
Senior Technical Writer at United Thinkers

Author of the Paylosophy blog, a veteran writer, and a stock analyst with extensive knowledge and experience in the financial services industry that allows me to cover the latest payment industry news, developments, and insights. Read more

Reviewed by
Kathrine Pensatori
Product Specialist at United Thinkers

Product specialist with more than 10 years of experience in the Payment Processing Industry. I help payment facilitators and PSPs solve their various payment processing issues. Read more

Build Your Own Payment Gateway

Building your own payment gateway is a challenging and daunting project, but licensing an open source payment gateway can certainly make the process easier than starting from scratch. With the right open source payment gateway solution, you’re several steps ahead of the game and can benefit from established relationships. When trying to build your own payment gateway, you’re likely to encounter a number of issues that need to be resolved, and starting with an existing product is one way to solve the problems before you encounter them.

Working with commercial open source

Commercial open source software like the UniPay payment gateway has been developed by professionals and can be easily changed — either by your team or by the expert team of coders who created it. When working with commercial open source, a wide array of development and customization opportunities is available to you. There is perhaps no easier way to allow your company or your clients to accept credit card payments than with a commercial open source payment gateway solution.

There’s more about the challenges and opportunities available to you as you build your own payment gateway in the article “Building A Payment Gateway From Scratch Vs. Licensing An Open Source Solution”, located in the Buzz section of the PayVisors website. With the right information in hand, you can make an informed decision about building a gateway to meet your needs.

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