Acceptance (in 16 digits please)

When looking for a way to accept online payment for metered services I came across some service providers who seem to think that a half baked service is a solution.

Imagine; You start a lemonade shop. You need a cash register to keep your earnings. You go out to buy a cash register. Every cash-register store shows you their latest model. But every time you want to buy one they say: “Oh but remember; you also need to buy buttons with it and you need a special drawer which you can only get at so-and-so, otherwise our register doesn’t work”

Absurd? Yes. However, if you want to do something similar online, this is exactly what happens.