Changes to the way we take payments

What’s changing?


In his weekly news, Guy has been keeping you updated about our journey to bring more of what we do, including IT, in-house. It gives us more control and more accountability to you. As a result, we’re changing our relationship with our payment provider, WorldPay. We are changing from the WorldPay Business Gateway (FuturePay) to the WorldPay Corporate Gateway.


Why does this affect me?


From [date tbc] we will no longer be accepting one-off payments on our website. We’re encouraging all customers to set up a recurring payment method with their credit or debit card they usually make payments with. This is the most efficient and secure way to pay for your orders.


Why are you changing?


Corporate Gateway allows us to create a payment process that more accurately matches the relationship we have with our customers – recurring payments for organic food deliveries.


How is it better for customers?


You will get a better and more simplified experience, every time you shop with us.

Less confusion - you'll no longer receive complicated emails from WorldPay.

More control - you can update your details at any time by logging into your Riverford account.

Flexibility - as we operate in many areas across the country, it's now much easier for us to move your account if you move house.


Do I need to do anything?


You can set up your payment information online in your account. Your local veg team or customer services can also set this up for you.


How secure is your payment process?


To maintain the highest level of security, we never store, or have visibility of, your card details.

We use a method called client-side encryption to take your card details. This means that your card details are encrypted on your device before they are sent to Riverford. This encrypted format is sent to our payment provider (WorldPay) ensuring that we are unable to ever know your card details.

Our payment provider gives us a ‘token’ (a bit like a code) which can only be used to take payment from your card to a Riverford bank account. If this token is ever stolen, it is of no value to anyone else, and cannot be used by anyone to take a payment from your card.


What's a payment gateway?

A ‘payment gateway’ is the method by which all online transactions are transferred between the customer’s bank and the seller's bank. Every time you buy anything online (from Amazon to Asda), your transaction is processed via a payment gateway.



If you have any further questions, please call [someone in Finance ideally?].