The Engine That Powers Payment Platforms
Founded in 2008, WePay is a merchant account alternative that first started as a competitor to services like Stripe. The company has been assimilated into the Chase Merchant Services brand. The company’s primary focus is providing online platforms with the ability to collect payments from customers and donors (for example, through websites like GoFundMe.com). WePay allows virtually any website to integrate an account to collect payments from participating users via ACH bank transfers and credit cards. The service has no setup fees, no monthly fees, and no service length requirement.
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Shifting Its Focus Away From Small Business
Over the last few years, WePay has changed its branding to present itself as a white-label payment platform that can be integrated into an existing e-commerce store or utilized as the backend platform for an online marketplace or fundraising system. This makes it less of a peer-to-peer or business-to-consumer service and more of a backend software solution for payment-oriented businesses and startups. In fact, the company is considered one of the top payment processors for online marketplaces. This newly emphasized function makes the company less relevant for most types of small business owners. In October 2017, JPMorgan Chase acquired WePay.
WePay Payment Gateway
WePay offers credit and debit card processing through Chase bank with three different payment gateways for online merchants. The first is called Clear and is essentially a basic payment gateway plus risk management solutions, while the second is called Link and effectively is a gateway that goes straight to Chase’s processing and uses the Chase name. Both offer same-day deposits, digital wallets, card-present solutions, PCI compliance, card vaults, tokenization, and data reporting and analysis. The third option is called Core and is for very large payment facilitators.
WePay Location & Ownership
WePay’s headquarters are located at 350 Convention Way #200, Redwood City, California 94063. The company’s CEO is Bill Clerico.
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