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Looking For an Alternative to Global Payments? Here’s What You need to Know

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As a busy attractions venue operator, you're likely processing multiple transactions every day from your guests. And as your business grows, so will that number.

That's why it's more important than ever to ensure that your payment processing solution works for your business – stopping fraud in its tracks, quickly processing transactions and returns, and offering guests the payment options they'd like.

But believe it or not, not all payment processing software can do these things for you.

Payment processing software uses the data from your guests' chosen payment method to credit funds into your business's account.

This automated system provides certain security features, such as fraud protection and card verification.

Enabling this automated process is the key purpose of this software. However, the way this process is performed and the associated features of each respective system vary across different payment processing solutions.

In this article, we will compare two platforms: Global Payments and ROLLER Payments.


What is Global Payments?

Global Payments is a multinational payment processing software that provides clients with a complete online payments service.

Founded in 1967, it is headquartered in the US, and is listed as a Fortune 500 company. Its features include refund capability, digital wallet options, and API, which allows users to customize their checkouts. 

Global Payments is a large international processor which is across many industries. It can be used in attractions and entertainment spaces; however, it is not purpose-built for venues like yours.

Global Payments also does not offer buy now, pay later (BNPL) to guests.


What alternatives to Global Payments are available?

ROLLER Payments is a fully integrated, unified payment processing software. With ROLLER Payments, your guests can purchase in-store and online with ease. Key features our customers rave about include integrated invoicing, payments, and reporting features.

ROLLER Payments also adopts the highest security standards to protect you against fraud.

It does this through a variety of methods, including

  • Utilizing ‘Risk Rules’, which enhances security in ways such as
  • Using Dynamic 3D Secure Authentication (3DS) for certain payments. 3DS is an online payment service available for Visa and MasterCard cards, and the process involves the issuing bank providing a type of verification code to verify the transaction (i.e., verification via SMS). 3DS shifts the liability to the bank, creating an even more secure transaction
  • Velocity Checks - which places limits on certain activities
  • Consistency Rules - which compares existing guest behaviors and data to detect inconsistencies and fraud
  • Referral Rules - which uses lists of known good and bad shoppers to help prevent fraudsters from conducting transactions, and

So to help you sift through your available options, we’ve created a short comparison between Worldpay and ROLLER Payments.


Features and functionality

Features ROLLER Payments Global Payments

Guest ability to pay as they want

Digital wallets and buy now pay later included

Tokenized payments

Fully integrated, modern reporting

Venue manager and payment processing all-in-one-system

Integrated invoicing

World-class security and compliance
Instant, real-time updates
Fraud and revenue protection
Hassle-free refunds
Customizable API

When making your decision, it is important to first keep in mind the key features that you require from your payment processing software. If it’s an all-in-one venue management, payments, and reporting system that you are seeking, with seamless integrations, ROLLER Payments might be the best option.

Support and other areas of service

Area ROLLER Payments Global Payments
24/7 support
Additional fees for changing account details
Free trial

Before committing to a payment processing system, having a trial run of it is essential. From a trial, you will be able to ascertain whether or not the software is suited for your venue's everyday operations. And further, if it can enhance your operations. 

Many providers offer free trials nowadays, so ensure the provider you are considering does too, as completing a trial could save you lots of time and money down the line.


ROLLER Payments vs Global Payments: Key differences

ROLLER Payments is a payment processing system that is purpose-built and designed for the attractions industry. It comes jam-packed with many practical, powerful, and easy-to-navigate features for you, your staff, and your guests to enjoy.

Check out a few of its features below.

Let your customers pay how they want to

When a guest wants to use a specific payment method, you should never turn them away.

Now you can choose which payment methods you wish to accept and activate them on your platform, all with just the flick of a switch. Buy now, pay later, and digital wallets are included!

Fully integrated payment fields

ROLLER Payments allow guests to complete their online purchases in one view. Not only does this improve their experience of booking with your venue, but it also increases your conversions.

Integrated reporting

You no longer need to jump between your systems to reconcile your accounts manually. The fully integrated reporting suite allows you to match transactions directly to the funds that land in your bank account on your platform.

Fraud and revenue protection

No matter what kind of fraud or chargeback situation arises – there are ways to mitigate the risks. And at ROLLER, we don’t want you to suffer avoidable revenue loss in this way, so we take strong measures to ensure that your venue will never have to bear avoidable losses again.

ROLLER Payments supports end-to-end payment encryption to detect fraudulent transactions and prevent them from ever occurring in the first place. It assists businesses in managing their funds more efficiently and protects them from fraud and chargebacks by using advanced authentication tools such as Address Verification Service (AVS), card security codes (CVV), and 3D Secure 2.


The best choice for you

We want to empower you to make the best choice for your business. So we hope that this comparison was helpful and that you feel better informed about payment processing software and how to make the best choice for your venue.

Remember that you are steering this ship at the end of the day, so it is about what makes your venue the most business sense. Ensure that you choose what best suits your business needs, not just for now but also for the future.

If you would like to learn more about ROLLER Payments, please click here.