We highly recommend using a Payment Gateway (PMG) to process your credit cards. Switch currently works with Stripe, 2C2P and Omise. These are accepted standards in online payments but are only available to users who have bank accounts in countries where these PMGs are licensed to work (you can see a countries list below).
Once a PMG is supported in your country, you’ll be able to accept payments from customers anywhere in the world. By integrating it into with your Switch.cm account, you can collect/charge your guest easily after their reservation is made – right away from your Switch.cm dashboard.
Credit card information from your OTA's like Booking.com and Expedia are automatically downloaded into your Switch account so you can charge them right away or upon arrival, saving you lots of time.
You can also integrate it with your Booking Engine, taking deposits from online direct bookings and you can use it as an online POS machine for any client who would like to pay by credit card in person.
Please follow the following links to see the tutorials on how to connect to these PMGs:
Countries where they are supported
Stripe- Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.
2C2P- Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand
Omise- Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia (Coming Soon)
Please note that you can continue using your current credit card service (like if you have a swipe machine) for most credit card transactions, and just use PMGs for your OTA or booking button transactions.
For more information, feel free to contact us!