Cardstream – the Payment Gateway that provides understandable ecommerce


Ecommerce can be confusing and often frustrating to both new startups and established businesses wishing to progress and create more efficient systems.

Cardstream’s ethos has been to pride ourselves on our client service and ability to provide the best possible solution for your business. Our UK-based support staff will take the time to understand your business before talking you through the different routes to processing card payments. We’ll demystify Payment Gateways, Merchant Accounts, 3D Secure and PCI:DSS – and we’ll even research on your behalf to ensure you’re getting the best possible rates the market has to offer.

With Cardstream’s current Price Guarantee, personal customer service, Level 1 PCI:DSS and partnerships with numerous Merchant Acquirers, we are able to provide a robust, knowledgeable and cost effective service for all businesses.

Along with our Price Guarantee, we offer an extremely competitive standard tariff of £18.00 per month, which includes 350 transactions free of charge. Any additional transaction after that is charged at 9.9p. This tariff includes all fraud checking services; 3D Secure; cross references and tokens for repeat payments; processing of all major card types and for all worldwide currencies; access to our Merchant Management System for real time reporting, refunds and reruns; and our Virtual Terminal for manual payment processing. There are no hidden costs or setup fees.

The Merchant Management System has the ability to view multiple Merchant Accounts and can be accessed via multiple users across a number of permission levels. The Merchant Management System allows users simply to view and process payments or the more advanced user can process refunds; create reports; view receipts; use advanced search via the Transaction History; and view Cardstream invoices.

Cardstream is integrated into all the well-known ecommerce platforms, including Magento, WordPress, Shopify, OS Commerce, Open Cart to name just a few. Cardstream also has two main ways of integrating – either directly for that seamless checkout process or via our Hosted Forms for simplicity of setup. All Hosted Forms are responsive for viewing across all mobile devices and can be customised to suit your company branding.

For manual payment over the phone or via mail order, you can use our Virtual Terminal, which again will work across desktop and mobile devices.

If you’re operating within the digital space, you may be interested in the Cardstream referral or reseller platforms. As a referrer, you would be able to introduce new Merchants to Cardstream and earn an instant financial incentive on their successful on-boarding. As a reseller, you would benefit from a complete white label version of the entire Cardstream platform, billing system and documentation all fully branded under your own business name – allowing you to offer more in-house services to your clients. Cardstream will wholesale you transactions, enabling you to resell them at your desired retail rate. This service allows you to introduce a brand new increasing monthly recurring revenue stream to your business – with no risk. Cardstream will only invoice for the transactions used on a monthly basis, and also enable you to use our automated billing system to ensure on-time payments from your Merchants.

We warmly invite all businesses to visit us at The Business Show on Stand 404 to explore how Cardstream can help progress your business and cut your costs along the ecommerce road. If you miss us at the show, please don’t hesitate to email us at or call us on 0845 00 99 575 any time. Further information can be found at

Source : Talk Business Magazine