COURTLAND BROOKS BLOG - May 17 - An online payment processor is a critical element for any online dating or social networking site that wants to accept payments from customers. Choosing the right payment processor can improve revenues and reduce operating costs. There are several key considerations, including merchant accounts for domestic or global processing, payment gateway functionality, fraud prevention and PCI compliance. Another important factors is pricing. The lowest price is not always the best value, as providers with slightly higher fees may provide additional services that will save money in other areas.