We've added January data for our Payment Gateway Index. A couple of interesting observations:
- Conekta, a payment gateway startup from Mexico, shows up for the first time.
- We wondered if processing speeds would be better compared to December (where gateways are under full holiday season load), but surprisingly we didn't see much change across most of the gateways we track.
- Oddly though, despite the increased December volumes, a number of the larger gateways actually performed better in processing speed performance over the holiday period than they did in January but also experienced the biggest month-to-month swings in success and failure rates.
As always, enjoy the data and please share it amongst your contacts.
Thanks again to Shopify for pooling their data with us.