The success of an online store largely depends on the payment gateways integrated with it. A customer who prefers a certain bank/credit/debit card is favourably disposed towards those online stores with such payment facilities. Payment gateways are the bridge between the online store and the bank and this is accomplished through an ‘extension’ module in the eCommerce platform.
Magento integrates with more than 50 payment gateways available across the world through its extensions made possible by various Magento developers. Apart from core bundles support for Authorize.net, PayPal (various products), Google Checkout and Check/Money Orders , Magento has extensions in Magento Connect for Fontis Australia, Cybersource, Protx, Tweakmag Payment, SPPLUS, Fontis New Zealand, eWAY, ChronoPay, ePay, Paybox , American express, etc. Further extensions are built by 3rd party vendors for specific Payment gateways.
American Express card users can make payments in online stores through the Magento American Express (AmEx) payment extension module. This Magento Amex extension provides seamless integration of the American Express checkout page with the online store.
The Magento Amex extension is compatible with Magento version 1.6 and 1.7 and can be installed through the following steps.
Download the extension package and unzip the file
Go to System Magento Connect Magento Connect Manager
Enter the Amex payment extension key received
Click “Choose File” option after selecting patch, and upload through “Direct Package File Upload” option
Choose the unzipped file and upload
Click refresh after the upload
Check Admin panel for the new extension
The Amex payment extension provides the following features
Seamless Integration of Amex Payment gateway with any Magento store
Extension installation in 5 to 6 easy steps
PCI compliant for protecting customer data
Fast and versatile connectivity
IP verification for secure payment
Magento being a mature eCommerce platform provides stable and secure Payment gateway extensions. The Magento Amex extension module ensures excellent security features for the customer and great admin features like easy installation and ease of use for the merchant.