2Checkout

​2Checkout is a leading global payment platform that allows companies to accept online and mobile payments from buyers worldwide, with localized payment options. Capabilities include a pre-integrated payments gateway, merchant account, PCI compliance, international fraud prevention, and integration with more than 100 shopping carts.

In business since 2000, 2Checkout supports transactions in 197 countries through 8 payment methods, 87 currencies, and 15 languages, and is trusted by more than 50,000 merchants worldwide.


Articles by 2Checkout:

March 11, 2016

VirtueMart and 2Checkout Announce a New Partnership

VirtueMart is excited to announce the release of two different versions, both versions include the addition of several notable new features....
November 5, 2015

2Checkout & Two-factor Authentication

​Security has always been a top priority for 2Checkout. We know that in today’s global economy, strong security features are absolutely...
February 10, 2015

2Checkout Europe opens new London Head Office

At 2Checkout, we strive to empower merchants to accept payments from anywhere in the world and grow a global business. A key part of...
February 3, 2015

Pros and Cons of the Thirty Day Breach Notification Law

With the number of data breaches last year, everyone wants new legislation to help protect consumers. Obama’s 30 day data breach...
January 26, 2015

Virtual Terminal: Accept Credit Card Payments for In-Person Phone, Fax, or Mail Orders

At 2Checkout, our main goal is to enable our merchants to easily accept payments from around the globe. As part of our efforts to expand payment...
January 15, 2015

Case Study: The Upstanding Desk

Sam Carmichael and Mikey Chen initially aimed to raise $10,000 on Kickstarter for the UpStanding Desk, a flat-pack desk that sits on top of an...
November 3, 2014

2Checkout Offers Instant Underwriting for New U.S. Merchants

2Checkout has quicker underwriting process for new U.S. merchants We empathize with anyone who’s in a hurry. Especially online retailers...
August 24, 2014

2Checkout Partners with WooThemes

2Checkout is excited to announce a new partnership with WooThemes, the most popular e-commerce plugin for Wordpress. With this new integration we...
August 8, 2014

Brazil: Revolutionizing Mobile Payments

The sun is shining, Luis Suarez is biting, and the vuvuzela’s are mercifully absent from the 2014 World Cup matches. While all eyes are...
July 28, 2014

Automatically Update Credit Card Details with Account Updater

At 2Checkout, we’re devoted to providing you with the best payment tools so you can focus on growing your business. Today, we’re...
July 8, 2014

‘Tis the Season for Fraud Prevention

#SecurityThe last two months of the year are full of holidays around the world, many of which spur increased buying behavior from consumers...
June 25, 2014

Increasing Conversions Through UX: Product Categories

So, you’ve mastered the art of driving traffic to your e-commerce website, but have yet to dominate conversions. Users come, they browse,...
June 24, 2014

How to Stand Apart From the Crowd: Differentiation in E-Commerce

E-commerce websites currently comprise 10-12% of the Internet; by the time this blog is posted, there will roughly be one billion of these...
June 5, 2014

2Checkout Redesigns Banking Wizard

We’re excited to announce some new updates to our Banking Wizard, the system 2Checkout merchants use to set up their payment profile and...
June 3, 2014

4 Tips to Boost Your Ecommerce Site’s Trustworthiness Today

We’ve all been there: ready to make an online purchase, card in hand and search engine revving, and then we stumbled across a potential...
May 28, 2014

2Checkout Launches Quarterly Fraud Index Report To Monitor Global Online Payment Scams

Fraud and online security are two of the biggest concerns we hear about from our merchants on a consistent basis. What countries have the most...
May 26, 2014

Picking an Online Payment Processor: Security & Risk

With massive data breaches hitting such major corporations as Target and eBay, online security has become one of the most important facets of...
May 20, 2014

2Checkout Payment API Q&A with Senior Product Manager Joel Zimmerman

This week, 2Checkout released its latest platform: the Payment API. Whereas hosted checkouts give businesses the opportunity to seamlessly...
May 5, 2014

Picking an Online Payment Processor: Integrations

The main goal for choosing an online payment processor is to not only find a service that fulfills a company’s payments needs, but will...
May 1, 2014

Shopify Now Integrates with 2Checkout

2Checkout is now partnering with Shopify! 2Checkout is ecstatic to announce a new partnership with Shopify, the e-commerce platform that...
April 28, 2014

2Checkout Attracts $60 Million in Growth Capital

2Checkout receives $60 Million worth of funding2Checkout began as a startup in founder Alan Homewood’s basement before expanding into a...
April 24, 2014

Q&A with 2Checkout’s New CEO, Shawn Budde

Shawn BuddeToday, 2Checkout is proud to announce Shawn Budde as its new CEO. Budde brings a wealth of expertise and management cultivated over 25...
April 1, 2014

2Checkout Announces ‘Inline Checkout’

#InlineAt 2Checkout, we’re devoted to empowering merchants with a universal solution to accept online payments on a global scale, without...
March 5, 2014

Understanding Russian Social Media: VKontakte & Odnoklassniki

More than just a random ingredient in any online marketing campaign social media are just as important to international endeavors as well,...
March 3, 2014

2Checkout Podcast #4: Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies with Adam Draper

For today 2Checkout’s podcast, Adam Draper will be joining us as our guest lecture Despite being in-insurable, decentralized, and...
February 24, 2014

Introducing the 2Checkout Payment API BETA

It’s a universal truth, business never stands still, and when it comes to online business, it can be a perpetual sprint. The rules of...
February 17, 2014

2Checkout Podcast #3: Turnaround Strategy with Shirley Tan

Shirley Ta author of Ecom Hell will be joining us today at 2Checkout PodcastIn the latest 2Checkout Guest Lecture Podcast, Shirley Ta author of...
January 28, 2014

2 Ways to Improve Customer Service Response Time

I was shopping online for the PERFECT dress that just so happened to be offered on two competing sites. However, I was concerned that the dresses...
January 16, 2014

Access 2Checkout’s New White Paper, “The Payments System Simplified”

The latest White Paper in 2Checkout’s E-Commerce Academy continues industry expert Tom Kossler’s in-depth analysis of digital...
January 16, 2014

Bitcoin 101: The Invisible, Uninsurable Currency of the Internet Is Still Kicking

Despite the mass amount of criticism, condescension and sheer confusion that the crypton currency known as Bitcoin has withdrawn since its...
January 14, 2014

Brink’s and 2Checkout Partner to Launch Brink’s Checkout

2Checkout has recently banded together with the security gurus at Brink’s to launch Brink’s Checkout, a new payment processing service...
December 24, 2013

5 Mistakes of a Twitter Novice

Twitter officially went public yesterday and has been doing very, very well for itself. Now with over 200 millions users, the social media...
December 18, 2013

4 Ways to Beat Shiny Object Syndrome

We’ve all experienced it, the allure of the latest model phone glistening at the in-store kiosk, or the adorable puppy pawing at the glass...
December 17, 2013

Email Marketing 101

Refinery 29, a website dedicated to all things pop culture, is my arch nemesis when it comes to work productivity. I am a 30-year-old woman who...
December 4, 2013

From Black Friday to Cyber Monday: E-commerce Sales Soar

For 2013, the holiday shopping season kicked off with the e-commerce sector netting more than $2 billion. Online sales on Black Friday just...
November 18, 2013

2Checkout Podcast #2: Brand & Visual Identity with Steff Geissbuhler

In 2Checkout’s second podcast, brand identity legend Steff Geissbuhler steps in for a guest lecture on how e-commerce merchants can design...
November 18, 2013

Welcome to 2Checkout’s Redesigned Vendor Area

If clothes make the ma then clarity, code, and a bottomless pit of espresso make an user interface. And our Vendor Area (VA) was in dire need...
November 5, 2013

5 Tricks for SEO Success

As a highly-publicized UPS survey pointed out last June, e-commerce isn’t just an alternative to brick and mortar, but the new status quo...
November 4, 2013

2Checkout Podcast #1: Welcome to 2Checkout

In 2Checkout’s very first podcast, CEO Tom Dailey and Product Manager Bob Zabloudil sit down with Content Wrangler Sean Edgar to introduce...
November 1, 2013

4 Best Practices for Shipping 2.0

Shipping, it can be mundane, routine, and even boring if you’re not a fan of operations and logistics. However, when you have little to no...
October 31, 2013

4 of the Best Ways to Design a Persistent Shopping Cart

According to Baymard.com, more than 60 percent of online shoppers fill their shopping cart full of “wish list” items, only to...
October 30, 2013

4 SEO Lessons From Google’s Hummingbird Update

You may have heard about Hummingbird, Google’s latest release of its search algorithm announced on September 27. Hummingbird, which was...
October 29, 2013

5 Tips to Convert Buyers Through Trust

While a hilarious advertisement or flashy product might bring people to your site, inspiring faith in the strength and reliability of your brand...
October 16, 2013

5 Ways to Capture Attention and Convert a Multitasker

E-commerce customers are, by nature, multitaskers. Like many of us, they need to clean run to the grocery store, finish up multiple projects at...
October 20, 2011

Do the new 1099-K reporting requirements apply to me?

Recently, the United States Government has enacted a law (Internal Revenue Code Section 6050W) which requires payment processors to send an IRS...
February 10, 2011

Customer Acquisition – Referrals and SEO

If you’re like me, you spend a good part of your day trying to figure out where your next customer is going to come from and how you can drum...
July 10, 2010

Images Dazzle, but Words Sell

What a mess! I wanted to test conversions using an introductory video clip on the sales page for my copywriting course, so I went to a...
June 30, 2010

Vendor Administration – Now in Spanish

Yesterday, we added a Spanish language version of our Vendor Administration area. You can switch between English and Spanish pages by clicking...
June 29, 2010

Boosting the Bottom Line in Real-Time

The Internet is a fast-paced environment with people potentially communicating all day and all night about your industry, your competition, and...
June 24, 2010

2Checkout Supplier Featured in 37Signals Article

37Signals is running an article series called “Bootstrapped, Profitable, and Proud” featuring businesses that are profitable and did not take...
June 21, 2010

Yet Another Perl Conference – June 21-23

June 21-23, some representatives of 2Checkout will be attending Yet Another Perl Conference (YAPC) at the Ohio State University: “The Yet...
June 11, 2010

IMPORTANT! June 12 Maintenance Window

Starting at 11:00pm (EST) on June 12, our payment processing partner has scheduled some maintenance that should only last approximately 45...
June 9, 2010

Why Serve a Niche Market?

Niche Marketing, selling to a specialized market in which a limited and clearly defined range of products is sold to a specific group of...
June 2, 2010

The 5 Biggest Landing Page Mistakes that Cost You Sales

It seems to be the newest catch phrase. “Landing page” is now used to describe everything from an ordinary Home page to any other page of...
May 25, 2010

Father’s Day

On June 20 this year, we celebrate our fathers and other important father figures in our lives. But when did Father’s Day start? In 1909, Mrs....
May 21, 2010

2Checkout Adds PayPal to Recurring Billing Options

Recurring billing services is one of the most popular features 2Checkout offers. Customers, however, were limited to only paying with their...
May 18, 2010

Earning Social Currency

Ben Paynter has an article at Fast Company about the difference between having a popular brand, and having fans of your brand. Does having a...
May 11, 2010

Wedding Help from 2Checkout Suppliers

June is a popular month for weddings. We can trace this popularity back to the Roman goddess of marriage and wives, Juno. To honor the wife of...
May 4, 2010

Testing & Tweaking Headlines for Maximum Results

Writing headlines can be a traumatic experience for some people. Even those with a good amount of expertise with writing copy can struggle with...
April 27, 2010

Simple Ways to Increase Conversion Rate.

Getting potential customers to visit your site is just the beginning. What do you do once you have someone’s attention? Is your site doing all...
April 26, 2010

New 2Checkout Purchase Page Design

Back in February, we told you how conversion rates rose 4%, thanks to A/B testing. After three waves of testing, we have seen a steady increase...
April 20, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is not only for you to show your appreciation to your own Mother, but to convey your best wishes to your friends, sisters,...
April 16, 2010

Double-Digit Growth For Online Retail

Forrester Research recently released the findings of two studies. The results were very optimistic for the continued growth of Internet retail...
April 13, 2010

Corporate Entities

New business owners are often a little confused about “corporate entities”. More specifically, many businesses are not quite sure how they...
April 11, 2010

Scheduled Phone Maintenance

We will be performing maintenance on our phone system in preparation for a capacity upgrade. The maintenance window is on 4/12/2010 between...
April 7, 2010

Using Conversion Rates to Troubleshoot Your Website

What do you think of when you hear the term “conversion rate?” Most people envision a single figure that represents the percentage of site...
March 30, 2010

PIN Debit and Signature Debit Payments

More and more people are using debit cards to help them maintain their budgets. Unlike a credit card, a debit card accesses the available funds...
March 25, 2010

New Site Design

You have probably noticed that things look a little different today. Well, we did a little redecorating, moved some things around, and spruced...
March 5, 2010

Limited Telephone Support Outage

Update March 18, 2010 This issue has been resolved. Please note, this number (0871 284 4844) will only connect if the call is made from within...
March 3, 2010

META Tags are Dead, Right? So Why Do I Need Them?

One of the first, and most basic, elements of search engine optimization (SEO) is META tags. Almost everyone quickly discovers the title,...
February 23, 2010

Haitian Relief

As you know, last month the nation of Haiti was devastated by a series of earthquakes. This has profoundly impacted the lives of the poorest...
February 4, 2010

Important Notice for Indian Suppliers

Updated February 5, 2010 If you are a supplier with an Indian bank account, you may receive the following message from 2Checkout: 2Checkout.com...
February 3, 2010

10 Year Anniversary

Today is a landmark day for 2CO. I feel it is very important to celebrate your successes in life and today 2Checkout is very proud to have...
February 3, 2010

Easy Steps for Testing Your Website Copy

One of the biggest mistakes any website owner can make is putting up a site and walking away. Websites are not static. That’s because, even...
January 29, 2010

2009 2CO Company Charitable Donations

2Checkout takes an active role in helping our employees support their favorite charities and non-profit organizations. We also actively support...
January 22, 2010

Setting Yourself Apart

Having a quality product, quick shipping, an attractive website, and an effective marketing strategy are some of the ingredients to a successful...
January 20, 2010

2009 Employee Charitable Contributions

Every year 2CO makes a charitable donation to an organization on behalf of each employee. This allows us to individually support causes and...
January 15, 2010

Back Office Admin API

If you remember my last post in 2009, you may recall a little tease at the end saying that we had some big plans for this year. Well, I’m happy...
January 8, 2010

Clearing the Mystery of PCI Compliance – Final Thoughts

In previous weeks we have been looking at how to become PCI compliant. I will confess, that starting on this article series I knew next to...
January 5, 2010

Blogging in 2010

Like I said in my previous message, many of our projects have been the direct result of your feedback and requests. This is also true for the...
January 1, 2010

Reviewing 2009 and Looking Forward to 2010

It’s that time again, time to remember the passing year and make plans for the next. Looking back on the year I am happy that our first...
December 23, 2009

New 2Checkout Employee of the Year

I’m pleased to announce that this year’s 2Checkout Employee of the Year is Mike Robinson. Some of you will know Mike from his work in...
December 18, 2009

Clearing the Mystery of PCI Compliance (Part7)

This is it. We have reached the end of the tunnel and find ourselves at the last step in becoming PCI compliant. So let’s take a look at what...
December 16, 2009

Social Media – The New Word-of-Mouth

Get Elastic has an article about how consumers use Social Media. This prompted me to think about how businesses and customers communicate with...
December 11, 2009

Clearing the Mystery of PCI Compliance (Part6)

This week, we move on from creating our secure network and start to develop a system to monitor the network, alert us if there is any suspicious...
December 10, 2009

Maintenance Notification

One of our partners will be performing routine maintenance this evening for 15 to 20 minutes beginning at 7:00 P.M. EST US, December 10, 2009....
December 9, 2009

Innovation Awards Semi-Finalist

We have received news that 2Checkout has made the list of semi-finalists in Tech Columbus’ annual Innovation Awards held on Feb 4, 2010. We...
December 4, 2009

Clearing the Mystery of PCI Compliance (Part5)

Over the past four weeks we have been taking a look at becoming PCI compliant. We have set up our network, we are encrypting customer’s data,...
November 26, 2009

Clearing the Mystery of PCI Compliance (Part 4)

Last week we looked at Anti-Virus(AV) software. This provides us with a reasonable level of protection so that we can protect our customers’...
November 25, 2009

Thank You All

This Thursday, in the US, we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Most cultures have a day where we give thanks for our good fortune and acknowledge the...
November 20, 2009

Clearing the Mystery of PCI Compliance (Part 3)

We are at the half-way mark in becoming PCI Compliant. We took a little break for Fraud Awareness Week and now we are ready to “Maintain a...
November 17, 2009

Dating the Trysumer

by Cidnee Stephen Marketing to a prospect is like dating, especially if your prospect is a ”trysumer.” For those of you who are...
November 4, 2009

Increasing Online Sales

Smashing Magazine has an article that shows common website usability problems and ways to avoid or fix them. “The goal of user interface...
November 3, 2009

Lead or Stand Aside

I don’t mean to get carried away with the title of this post, but since reading John Maxwell’s book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership,...
October 30, 2009

Clearing the Mystery of PCI Compliance (Part 2)

Last week I wrote an article detailing how to comply with the first two PCI DSS Standards. In this article, I will show what is involved in...
October 29, 2009

2Checkout API Beta

2Checkout’s development staff has been diligently working to create a back office application programming interface (API). This API will help...
October 28, 2009

Some Recent Updates

The past few months we have made improvements, fixed a few bugs, and added some new features. Below are some of the projects our Development Team...
October 23, 2009

Clearing the Mystery of PCI Compliance (Part 1)

This is the first is a twelve-part series detailing what is involved with PCI compliance. Earlier, Warner gave a very good overview of PCI DSS...
August 14, 2009

Rainy Saturday? Let’s Play Ball!

Mud Volleyball that is. The Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio had it’s 24th annual Mud Volleyball Tournament July 25 and 2Checkout was there...
July 31, 2009

The 2Checkout reloadable MasterCard® by Payoneer

Now a faster, easier way to get paid – the 2Checkout reloadable MasterCard®. Have your future payments loaded to your 2Checkout reloadable...
July 8, 2009

Improvements to the Recurring Billing Process

*UPDATE* As of September 23, 2009, the improvements to our recurring billing processes have been implemented. 2Checkout is happy to announce...
December 22, 2008

The Verification Process

New accounts and accounts that have a drastic increase in sales will go through the Verifications process, to have some of the orders verified by...