Online Business Help

  Homes arrow Online Business Help arrow How To Accept Credit Cards Online
 Webmaster Tools
 
Base64 Encoding 
Browser Settings 
CSS Coder 
CSS Navigation Menu 
Datetime Converter 
DHTML Tooltip 
Dig Utility 
DNS Utility 
Dropdown Menu 
Fetch Content 
Fetch Header 
Floating Layer 
htaccess Generator 
HTML to PHP 
HTML Encoder 
HTML Entities 
IP Convert 
Meta Tags 
Password Encryption
 
Password Strength
 
Pattern Extractor 
Ping Utility 
Pop-Up Window 
Regex Extractor 
Regex Match 
Scrollbar Color 
Source Viewer 
Syntax Highlighting 
URL Encoding 
Web Safe Colors 
Forums Sitemap 
Weekly Newsletter
 
Developer Updates  
Free Website Content 
 RSS  Articles
 RSS  Forums
 RSS  All Feeds
Write For Us 
Contact Us 
Site Map 
Privacy Policy 
Support 
 USERNAME
 
 PASSWORD
 
 
  >>> SIGN UP!  
  Lost Password? 
ONLINE BUSINESS HELP

How To Accept Credit Cards Online
By: Developer Shed
  • Search For More Articles!
  • Disclaimer
  • Author Terms
  • Rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars / 3
    2003-10-17

    Table of Contents:

    Rate this Article: Poor Best 
      ADD THIS ARTICLE TO:
      Del.ici.ous Digg
      Blink Simpy
      Google Spurl
      Y! MyWeb Furl
    Email Me Similar Content When Posted
    Add Developer Shed Article Feed To Your Site
    Email Article To Friend
    Print Version Of Article
    PDF Version Of Article
     
     

    SEARCH DEV MECHANIC

    TOOLS YOU CAN USE

    advertisement

    How To Accept Credit Cards Online
    by Jim Edwards

    Anyone with an online business, whether for auctions,
    services, or virtually any type of product, has asked the
    same question at some time during their quest to create
    the ultimate online business - "How do I accept credit
    cards?"

    Since over 90% of all transactions on the Internet
    involve customers paying by credit card, accepting
    plastic money rates a must for almost any business.

    The problem for most small online business owners
    involves the high cost of setting up and maintaining a
    credit card merchant account.

    With startup fees ranging from $200 to $500, minimum
    monthly fees of at least $40 to $50, plus per transaction
    fees and a percentage of sales, most people who want to
    supplement their income online or test an idea can't risk
    that kind of money.

    Add in credit checks, 48-month service contracts,
    expensive equipment purchases or leasing, financial
    statements, and last 3 years' tax returns and most people
    throw up their hands and give up before they even get
    started.

    Fortunately several companies responded to this problem
    with unique solutions that enable smaller online
    merchants to accept credit cards at a fraction of those
    high startup costs with no long-term commitment, no
    equipment purchases, and zero minimum monthly fees.


    ~ PayPal.com ~

    PayPal has gotten some negative press over the last
    couple of years, but that press has been mostly
    undeserved.

    PayPal makes it easy for you to collect money for your
    online sales, send money to merchants, bill people
    monthly, collect dues and donations and integrate a free
    shopping cart into your site.

    Of all the payment and money transfer services online,
    PayPal ranks as the absolute lowest in cost and the
    easiest to set up.

    PayPal allows merchants to sell physical and downloadable
    products along with personal services.


    ~ ClickBank.com ~

    For a $50 one-time fee ClickBank enables online ebook,
    software and other electronic information sellers to not
    only accept credit cards, but provide instant delivery of
    their products to online purchasers.

    ClickBank allows any merchant to accept virtually every
    major credit card on the planet.

    The online merchant simply adds a purchase link to their
    site, the customer clicks the link, fills in their
    payment information and the credit card gets authorized
    on the spot.

    Once the card gets approved ClickBank redirects the buyer
    to a page that enables them to download the ebook,
    software, or other product they have just purchased.

    ClickBank also operates a fully integrated affiliate
    program that automatically pays affiliates who sell your
    products for you.

    ClickBank heavily restricts what merchants may sell
    through the service and does not allow the sale of
    physical goods.


    ~ PaySystems.com ~

    Of the three, Paysystems behaves most like a traditional
    credit card merchant account.

    The service allows the merchant to integrate with a
    number of third-party shopping carts as well as use the
    PaySystems shopping cart system.

    Merchants pay a small transaction fee and a percentage of
    the sale, but don't sign up for any long-term service
    contracts or equipment leases.

    ----

    Jim Edwards is a syndicated newspaper columnist and the
    co-author of an amazing new ebook that will teach you how
    to use free articles to quickly drive thousands of
    targeted visitors to your website or affiliate links...

    Need MORE TRAFFIC to your website or affiliate links?
    "Turn Words Into Traffic" reveals the secrets for driving
    Thousands of NEW visitors to your website or affiliate
    links... without spending a dime on advertising!
    Click Here http://www.turnwordsintotraffic.com

    DISCLAIMER: The content provided in this article is not warranted or guaranteed by Developer Shed, Inc. The content provided is intended for entertainment and/or educational purposes in order to introduce to the reader key ideas, concepts, and/or product reviews. As such it is incumbent upon the reader to employ real-world tactics for security and implementation of best practices. We are not liable for any negative consequences that may result from implementing any information covered in our articles or tutorials. If this is a hardware review, it is not recommended to open and/or modify your hardware.

    More Online Business Help Articles
    More By Developer Shed

       

    ONLINE BUSINESS HELP ARTICLES

    - Social Media: An Analogy
    - Make a Digital Trail for Site Performance
    - Communication is Key Even in SEO
    - Look Past Your Web Analytics Blinders
    - Everything is Marketing
    - How to Be Transparent Online
    - Respecting Customer Privacy in Social Media
    - Testing Your Site For the Holidays
    - Speak Your Customer`s Language
    - Don`t Ignore Social Media
    - Focus on Business Goals, Not the Internet
    - Solve Problems to Make Money Online
    - Offering Coupons Without Alienating Customers
    - Build Relationships to Build Conversions
    - Online Reviews Matter More Than You Think

    Developer Shed Affiliates

     



    © 2003-2018 by Developer Shed. All rights reserved. DS Cluster - Follow our Sitemap