Payments Partnerships Built for Success

What to look for in a payments partner to accelerate revenue and growth.


Choosing the right payments partner is crucial for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) looking to accelerate their revenue and grow within the digital landscape. The right partner does more than just process transactions – they become a trusted advisor and an extension of your team, helping you establish long-term success and scalability.

We’ve highlighted the best attributes to look out for in a payments partner, with a focus on the approaches you should look out for.

A consultative approach

A successful payments partner adopts a consultative approach, endeavoring to understand your business inside and out. Time should be invested in getting to know your company’s goals, mission, overall business model, as well as go-to-market (GTM) strategy.

By understanding your unique needs, they can tailor solutions that not only meet but exceed your expectations. Seek a partner who acts as an extension of your own team, supporting your day-to-day needs and tailoring solutions specific to your vertical, thus ensuring a thriving partnership. A partner who embodies these values will spend time engaging in detailed discovery sessions before beginning to discuss technology.

Global reach and scalability

Expanding internationally is a significant driver for growth, and your payments partner should facilitate this seamlessly, with global payment processing and local acquiring in multiple markets. A partner with a vast network of global payment solutions allows you to reach customers in various regions and accept payments in multiple currencies, thereby enabling international expansion.

Supporting cross-border transactions with a variety of currencies and languages helps scale your business and benefits all organizations – from start-ups to enterprise level.

Omni-channel solution

To streamline operations and enhance customer experiences, your payments partner should offer robust omnichannel solutions. These solutions should integrate payment processing with other essential business services, such as point-of-sale (POS) systems, e-commerce solutions, and in-store capabilities. This holistic approach ensures seamless payment experiences across online, in-store, and mobile platforms.

By providing seamless integration across various sales channels, omnichannel solutions simplify operations and enhance customer experiences through a cohesive, unified system.

Innovative technology

Leveraging technology is essential for delivering secure, reliable, and customizable payment solutions. Advanced features such as tokenization, encryption, fraud prevention, and real-time reporting and analytics are crucial for protecting sensitive data and optimizing payment processes, as well as helping you make informed decisions about your business. A good payments partner will support developer-friendly integrations with APIs, SDKs and comprehensive documentation.

Flexible partnership models

Every business is unique, and your payments partner should offer flexible partnership models to meet your specific needs. Whether you prefer referral programs, revenue-sharing arrangements, white-label solutions, or co-branded partnerships, flexibility is key to a successful collaboration.

Look out for a partner who offers a variety of models to tailor to your business’ specific strategy and provides revenue-sharing models to help you accelerate revenue and maximize profitability. The best partner will also support white-label and co-branded solutions to enhance your brand identity.

Dedicated support and resources

Dedicated support is a cornerstone of a successful payments partnership. Your partner should offer comprehensive resources, including account management, technical assistance, marketing support, and ongoing training and education. This support ensures smooth implementation, onboarding, and continued success.

The ideal payment will have dedicated account management teams committed to your success as an individual client, with technical support to assist you with integrations. Alongside this, the provision of training and marketing programs will drive further merchant adoption and contribute to the growth of your organization.

Robust suite of Alternative Payment Methods (APMs)

In today’s global marketplace, offering a variety of payment options is essential for meeting diverse customer preferences and driving conversions. Partnering with a payments provider who offers a wide variety of Alternative Payment Methods (APMs) ensures that you can cater to local payment habits across different regions. This flexibility not only enhances customer satisfaction but also expands your market reach, allowing you to expand into new markets with the ideal strategies for local spending habits.

A comprehensive APM portfolio should include options like digital wallets, bank transfers, and local payment methods, enabling seamless transactions for your customers worldwide. The best partners will continuously update their APM offerings to align with emerging trends and technologies, ensuring your business remains competitive and accessible to a global audience.

Customization and agility

Your business is unique, and so are your needs. Partners should offer highly customizable and agile solutions that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your target markets and business objectives. Whether you’re a startup or a large enterprise, flexibility in solutions is key. Whether this is adapting payment solutions specifically for your needs or hands-on support to implement custom features, the ideal partner will ensure agility in these program structures so they can evolve with your business.

Choosing the right payments partner is not just about finding a service provider—it’s about finding a strategic ally who can drive your business forward, accelerate your revenue and adapt to your needs as they change. Your payments partner should provide robust security measures, including PCI compliance, tokenization, and encryption while staying up to date with regulatory changes to protect against fraud and ensure data security and compliance.

Identify a partner who offers a consultative approach, global reach, innovative technology, and dedicated support – this will ensure a successful and profitable long-term partnership.

Trey Swallow

Trey Swallow is SVP, Partnership Group, at Nuvei. Nuvei works with ISVs, ISOs, payment facilitators, developers, and eCommerce platforms, supporting them with the technology, expertise, and customer service they need to stand out.

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Trey Swallow

Trey Swallow is SVP, Partnership Group, at Nuvei. Nuvei works with ISVs, ISOs, payment facilitators, developers, and eCommerce platforms, supporting them with the technology, expertise, and customer service they need to stand out.