Whenever I get an enquiry regarding an ecommerce portal, I have to explain what a payment gateway is and most of the time I land up choosing one on behalf of my client.

As a developer it doesn’t make much difference to me what payment gateway my client selects, all I am concerned about is the format in which I need to send the request to the gateway and the format in which I get back the response/status message. For a business owner selecting the right gateway makes a lot of difference.

The aim of this post is to empower people who are planning to setup a payment gateway by providing them a comparative study of popular payment gateway options available in India.