Italy Global Payment Gateway

Payment Gateway in Italy

Accept Payments Internationally

Italy has a powerful e-commerce market that is projected to reach a market volume of $87,042m (USD) by 2025. Italy’s e-commerce market, ranked 14th in the world, is powered by millions of users. Statista says, Italy is expected to reach 40.4 million e-commerce users by 2025 – this is why credit card processing and accepting online payments is so important. While accepting credit card transactions is very important, it’s also crucial to remember online payments alternatives like local payment methods, debit card transactions, bank transfer, and e-wallet transactions when you sell online. Online merchants that accept more preferred payment methods, increase their online transactions and perpetuate more success for their business.

Why Is It Important to Accept Payments Globally?

In 2020, 51% of Italians purchased goods or services from international websites. Merchants in Italy sell goods and services to consumers in most countries. In 2020, they sold 21% to France, 19% to Spain, 18% to Germany, as well as to the United States, United Kingdom, and throughout Asia and South America. As people become more comfortable with making purchases on their computers and mobile devices and stray away from cash payments, accepting payments digitally becomes the new standard. Consumers are also growing more accustomed to online banking or internet banking.

Your business should accept credit card transactions with low transaction fees. But, it’s also important to maximise the options available to your customers beyond credit card or debit card transactions when you accept payments online. The best payment service providers also enable your thriving business to accept alternative payment options that users prefer in various countries. In some countries, they prefer bank transfer or direct debit over debit card. Preferred payment options vary, and credit card processing is not always enough. Unicorn Payment gives you the ability to accept more.

Accept more payment options for your e-commerce business today.


Unicorn Payment’s Payment Gateway Dashboard and merchant account services empower you with complete control of your business, in Italy and beyond. You will have access to real-time transaction data from anywhere in the world on your mobile/tablet/computer device. Track your e-commerce sales with automated reports and in-depth visualisations for each transaction available at your fingertips. Our global payment gateway, merchant account services, and powerful reporting tools will help you keep track of your business in Italy and abroad without requiring countless hours of your time tracking sales.

The number of online shoppers across the world is constantly increasing, and 93% of the Italian population is online. Credit card transactions currently represent 40% of Italy’s market share. In 2020, approximately one billion payments were made through direct debit. Digital wallets are growing significantly and are expected to grow by 26.7% in Italy.

Using data visualisations in our payment gateway dashboard, you can ensure that all your transactions from varying payment methods are accounted for, whether they are from credit cards, debit cards, direct debit, or another alternative payment option. Track your daily transactions in a variety of increments to monitor your sales and growth.

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View on Any Device

Digital wallets are a very popular choice for payments worldwide with 200 million people using digital wallets in the Western Europe region. Unicorn Payment’s Global Payment Gateway is designed to unlock content in almost any platform. Whether you’re on a desktop computer or on your mobile device, you can be sure that all your vital information is available to you.

Sync Up with Other Services

Many e-commerce sites are now offering “Buy Now, Pay Later” options like Klarna as a way to service consumers and appeal to new users. Accept more payments and even most alternative payments options with Unicorn Payment.

Scales to Any Size

In 2020, 8% of all Italian retail sales were made online. This also means that online sales will only continue to expand in the coming years with so much opportunity for growth. In 2019, e-commerce B2B transactions totaled $463 billion (USD). Partner with Unicorn Payment to be a part of this growth.



Unicorn Payment’s payment gateway and merchant account services give your business more than just a dashboard and means to accept payments and credit cards in Italy, you get the unique and powerful tools that you’ll need to effectively manage your Italian business and protect it from fraud. Here are just a few of our Global Payment Gateway features that are available to your Italian e-commerce business.

Virtual Terminal

Accept payments and credit card options from Italian customers manually on your desktop computer or even on your mobile device. Just enter your customer’s credit card information or alternative payment information and click ‘Charge’ – no credit card required physically.

Affiliate Management

Do you have resellers or affiliates in Italy or the need to issue commission payouts in Italy? Unicorn Payment merchant account services enable you to manage your payouts with free individual reports.

Customer Database

Keep your audience engaged by collecting and storing customer contact information for e-mail marketing campaigns.

Recurring Billing

Your Unicorn Payment merchant account makes it easy to implement flexible billing cycles for recurring billing and membership plans in Italy.

Chargeback Prevention

Unicorn Payment screens your transactions 24/7 to protect your business from fraudulent chargeback issues or fraudulent transactions.

Fraud Prevention

Our adjustable fraud scrub technology works around the clock to protect your business. The proprietary security technology verifies transaction data and aides in settling disputes.


We’ve implemented industry leading security standards to protect merchants and consumers in Italy and abroad. Our credit card processing and payment solutions are PCI Compliant and protected with SHA-256 SSL Encryption. We maintain leading-edge industry security standards to protect your growing business.

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Certified Services

Unicorn Payment is certified for safe and secure payment solutions for e-commerce in Italy. When you choose Unicorn Payment, you can trust that your payment processing is protected.

Free Integration Assistance

Integrate our payment gateways services and any of our supported shopping cart solutions with your website and give your customers a great online shopping experience. Positive customer experiences and smooth checkout processes lead to customer loyalty and repeat purchases. Choose Unicorn Payment for your Italian business and you will see a simple integration process with our RESTful APIs along with free integration assistance to ensure the process is quick and painless.

Integration Support

Unicorn Payment has a dedicated team that can handle the integration process if requested. We do our best to make things simple for our merchants.

Shopping Cart Compatible

Our Global Payment Gateway works with most major shopping cart software options. We strive to give you a solution you can pair with almost anything.

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Get a Free Personalised quote today! Accept payments with industry leading features and functionality – all at a simple, affordable rate. Sign up is free and easy, and our quotes are obligation-free.

Unicorn Payment will offer you the best rate with the most added value to support the success of your growing Italian business.

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