Italy Global Payment Gateway

Accepting Payments in Italy

Top-Rated Payment Gateway in Italy

Italy has a powerful e-commerce market that is projected to reach a market volume of €44 billion by 2027. 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, and bank transfers 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 Group gives you the ability to accept more.

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


Unicorn Group’s Payment Gateway Dashboard and merchant account services promote the growth of your business in Italy and beyond by giving you the tools you need for success. 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.

With Unicorn Group, you’ll accept credit cards and many more alternative payment options efficiently and securely. Our low rates and transaction fees lead the industry with competitive rates and the most features and functionality available. The best payment service providers enable your business to accept a wide variety of payment options in multiple countries. Unicorn Group empowers your business with an all-inclusive solution that allows you to accept more payment methods safely and securely.

Quick Facts

E-Commerce in Italy

  • Italy has a population of 59.11 million (2021)
  • Italian e-commerce revenue is projected to be over €44 billion by 2027
  • 51% of Italians shopped online internationally (2020)
  • Over 60% of Italian companies already use e-commerce to sell internationally
  • Approximately 41 million people in Italy use social media
  • Italian customers frequently shop online with stores from China, United Kingdom, and Germany

Why does Unicorn Group lead the industry of payment providers?

In an age where cash payments are becoming obsolete, global communities are relying more on e-commerce technology that integrates more forms of online payments while streamlining checkout.

The best payment processing solutions have seamless integrations and keep merchants up and running with secure payment processing globally.

By accepting more payment methods and alternative payment options, merchants can increase their total e-commerce sales. Just as online banking and contactless payments have become industry standards, there are many popular online payment methods now.

If you enable your business to accept more of these payment methods, you enable your business to see more success.

View on Any Device

Unicorn Group’s payment system is designed to unlock content in any format. Whether you’re on your desktop computer or on your mobile device, you can rest assured that all your vital financial information is available for you.

Sync Up with Other Services

Many e-commerce sites and banking services are now offering “Buy Now, Pay Later” options like Klarna as a way to service this rapidly growing demand and appeal to new users. Accept credit cards and sync up with more alternative payment options with Unicorn Group.

Scales to Any Size

Choose solutions that allow your business to grow. Unicorn Group consistently customises form-fit solutions for businesses of all sizes at low rates. Whether you run a large enterprise or a small, local business, Unicorn Group has the best solution for your business in Italy.



Unicorn Group’s payment gateway services offer more than just a dashboard and means to accept payments – you get the tools you need to manage your business in Italy and protection against fraud. Here are just a few of our payment acceptance features that are available to your e-commerce business.

Virtual Terminal

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

Affiliate Management

Do you have resellers or affiliates in Italy? Do you need to issue commission payouts? Unicorn Group enables you to manage your payouts with individual reports for free.

Customer Database

Collect and store customer contact information for e-mail marketing campaigns to keep your audience engaged.

Recurring Billing

Unicorn Group makes it simple to seamlessly implement flexible billing cycles for recurring billing and membership plans in Italy.

Chargeback Prevention

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

Free Integration Assistance

Integrate our payment gateway services and any of our supported shopping cart solutions with your website to give your customers a great online shopping experience. Positive customer experiences and smooth checkout processes lead to customer loyalty and repeat purchases.

Choose Unicorn Group for your Italy-based 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 Group 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.

Get Your Free Quote Today

Get a personalised quote today and accept payments with industry leading features and functionality – all at a very affordable rate. Sign up is free and easy, and our quotes are obligation-free.

We hope to offer you the best rates with the most added value to support the success of your growing business. Conduct business globally, choose Unicorn Group.

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