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Build Your Own Payment Experience With Headless Checkout

October 10, 2023
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The checkout process is a critical part of the gaming experience. Unique, personalized payment experiences for gamers are crucial in video game development and monetization efforts. Players will likely abandon their carts if buying in-game items is too complicated, time-consuming, or entirely removes them from the game interface.  With its flexibility, control, and security, Xsolla Headless Checkout gives you everything you need to create an immersive shopping experience so seamless and personalized that players will find it easy and satisfying to buy directly from your game. It's a new, powerful tool that can lead to higher conversions, more revenue, and happier players.  Headless Checkout is an advanced payment customization integration within Xsolla Pay Station that enables game developers to create fully branded and revenue-optimized purchase flows while ensuring the highest level of compliance and security worldwide. It answers the various challenges that developers face in building customized checkouts, such as matching the branding and design of their games, controlling every element of the payment interface, running A/B tests for optimization, and localizing the shopping experience for players around the world.

Benefits of Xsolla Headless Checkout

Here are just a few of the ways that Xsolla Headless Checkout can help boost conversions and revenue while also meeting player needs:
  • Increased customization. Developers can fully customize the checkout experience to match the branding and design of their games, with complete control of the user interface (UI) and the user experience (UX). That creates a more immersive experience for players and makes them more likely to complete their purchases
  • Brand consistency. Seamlessly match and integrate the payment interface into the design of your games or gaming systems. That maintains brand consistency and delivers a cohesive experience for players across platforms. 
  • Reduced friction. Developers can choose to set up their checkout without requiring players to switch between different screens or websites to complete their purchases, making the process faster and easier and reducing the likelihood of players abandoning their carts.
  • Complete ownership and control. Gain valuable insights and optimize your payment processes when you run your own A/B tests to determine which payment methods and checkout setups yield the highest conversions and revenue.
  • Enhanced customer privacy and security. Headless Checkout includes pre-built UI components to handle sensitive payment details securely, reducing the risk of data breaches and ensuring customer privacy.
  • Global security and compliance. As a trusted merchant of record, Xsolla handles the complexity of international payments, taxes, and regional compliance for all its Pay Station checkout integration options, including Headless Checkout.

Flexible Integration Options

Pay Station offers developers multiple integration options, including the newly released Headless Checkout. Developers can choose any one of the integration options that best suits their specific business needs. Let's take a closer look at all the available options in Xsolla Pay Station:
  • Hosted Checkout. Hosted Checkout is the way to go if you're seeking a quick and hassle-free way to monetize your games. It provides a ready-to-use user interface with a few customizable elements, such as preset fonts, payment UI themes, and receipt email formats.
  • Components Checkout. Components Checkout offers a seamless user experience for developers who desire greater customization by embedding the payment UI directly into partner stores.
  • Headless Checkout. This new integration option is the ultimate choice for complete control and flexibility. With Headless Checkout, developers can integrate the checkout process seamlessly into their store interfaces and unlock a higher level of customization and control over both the interface and the user experience, contributing to increased player engagement, loyalty, and conversion rates.

Take Your Game to the Next Level

Headless Checkout is essential for developers who want to maximize revenue and provide the best possible experience for their players. Whether aligning with your brand, conducting A/B tests, or ensuring global security and compliance, Headless Checkout empowers you to take charge of your game's payment journey.  If you're a game developer who wants to deliver a checkout experience that is truly unique and personalized to your players, Xsolla Headless Checkout is the perfect solution for you. It's truly a game-changer that can help you take your game to the next level.  Create your account to start exploring Xsolla Headless Checkout or contact an expert from our team.
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