DirectPay payment processing is powered by industry leader Authorize.Net. Canadian merchants can also sign up for an account through us, though the process is somewhat different. Review the requirements below to prepare before starting your application.

Requirements for Canadian Business Owners

To accept credit cards with DIRECTPAY, Canadian merchants must:

  • Supply proof of domain name ownership

    With your application, include a screen print of  your domain registration, which can be obtained at

  • Verify your business trade name

    Show that your business trade name matches your website name. Include a screenshot of your homepage.

  • Include a sample product page

    Include a screen print of your product page so we can confirm sufficient description of the goods or service is provided

  • Demonstrate your site is secure

    Send proof that your checkout pages have a valid SSL certificate with a screen print. (We can supply this for you if you use 1ShoppingCart.)


  • Transaction currency (CDN and/or USD)
  • Delivery/shipping policies (e.g. if restricted to Canada or another region, delivery timeframe and cost)
  • Return/refund policies. You must have a refund policy
  • Customer service contact information (e.g. email address, phone number including country code and mailing address)
  • An appropriate Visa® and MasterCard® acceptance mark. Authorized logos may be found at and You may indicate “Coming Soon” if you are not yet approved.
  • Security policy
  • Privacy policy
  • The country in which your business is officially registered and located must be displayed immediately prior to completion of a purchase transaction.

Note: If you or your company sell or provide any of the products and services on our Restricted Merchants List, your account must be pre-approved. Please contact us for more information.

If you have questions about Canadian account, please call 800-326-9897 or email