Learn about Payrails' payment operating system for high-growth businesses

What is Payrails?

Payrails is a payment operating system that helps businesses of all sizes to manage their payments and financial operations more effectively. The platform provides a single API that businesses can use to connect to a wide range of payment providers, including PSPs, fraud providers, and alternative payment methods.

Payrails also offers a range of features that help businesses to improve their payment processing, including:

  • Workflows - Payrails offers customizable workflows that allow businesses to automate and streamline their payment processes. By defining rules and sequences, businesses can ensure consistent and efficient payment operations.
  • Checkout - Payrails provides a secure, customizable checkout experience that seamlessly integrates with your existing website or app. This feature supports multiple payment methods and currencies, providing flexibility to your customers.
  • Dynamic Routing - Payrails leverages a highly-configurable rule engine to dynamically route payments to the most cost-effective payment provider. This intelligent routing system ensures businesses maximize profitability while maintaining high processing standards.
  • PCI-Compliant Vault - Security is a paramount concern when dealing with financial transactions. Payrails's PCI Vault stores sensitive payment information securely, ensuring businesses are PCI compliant and customer data is protected.

Get started with Payrails

To begin using Payrails, follow these steps:

  1. Integration - Payrails provides multiple ways to integrate with your existing systems. You can use our Software Development Kit (SDK) for a seamless integration experience, or directly connect via our comprehensive API. Detailed instructions for both integration methods can be found in the SDK Documentation and API Reference.
  2. Checkout Configuration - Once you've integrated Payrails, the next step is to customize your settings. Set up connections to your preferred payment processor, configure how payment options work in your checkout flow, and tailor the look and feel of the client-side integration to align with your brand.
  3. Webhook Notifications - Set up webhook notifications to stay informed about payment events. This allows you to automate responses to payment outcomes and maintain real-time awareness of your payment activity.
  4. Environment Configuration - The final step involves configuring your Payrails environment. This includes setting up your sandbox and live environments, fine-tuning your settings, and performing tests to ensure everything is functioning as expected. Once you're satisfied with your setup, you can switch to live mode and start processing payments through Payrails.