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Poll: Methods for advertising billing (7 member(s) have cast votes)

What method do you use for onsite advertising.

  1. Paypal (3 votes [42.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 42.86%

  2. Google Checkout (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Dedicated credit card account (1 votes [14.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  4. Check by mail (1 votes [14.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  5. Other (2 votes [28.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

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#1 tommr

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 08:32 PM

I want to sell advertising on one of my sites and was wondering what methods of receiving payment are considered good or bad.

#2 jonbey

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 08:46 PM

So far I have only sold advertising to UK clients and payment has been by direct bank transfer to my business account. Simple, no fees.

#3 EGOL

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 08:49 PM

My advertisers are small, traditional organizations. I doubt that they would want to mess with paypal. They are happy to pay by check.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 10:34 AM

The majority is via direct bank transfer, the remainder by cheque.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 04:07 PM

Paypal for me.

#6 tommr

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 12:22 PM

Thanks for all the input.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 02:37 PM

PayPal for me too. It keeps the records in one place and customers can always pay via credit card if they do not want to open a PayPal account.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 04:42 AM

Yeah, but Paypal take a big cut don't they? If you can get payment direct to your bank account then that means all the cash is yours.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 06:24 AM

Though I don't sell advertising atm, I'd use a subscription payment via Paypal or credit card billing through an online payment system.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 08:32 AM

I don't see 3 percent as being a big cut (it's not exactly 3, but that's close enough), but even so, you can just build it into the price. So if you want x amount, just charge x plus a bit extra to make sure you end up with x after the cut.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 04:14 PM

True. I did bill someone about £300 quid once and that 3% cut seemed too much considering they could have paid me direct. If you are billing someone £2000 then it starts to seem a bit steep. But you can factor it in.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 04:50 AM

Doesn't a wire transfer cost $15-35? In which case, the advertiser either has to pay more or you have to get less. Even at $15, it'd take $450 to make it worthwhile to use a wire transfer, rather than Paypal (then again, it probably costs as much for PP to wire the money, too, right?)

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 08:23 AM

Maybe different banks charge differently. For UK accounts there is no fee for me to take cash direct into my UK business account. I guess from overseas there may be a charge, then again, that may only be incurred by the person paying?

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 10:01 AM

Yes, it's always on the sender's side, but it may also depend on the payment system.

For example, Plimus charges me $25 every time it wires me the money. I've also switched to using the Payoneer card ($2 for putting money on the card, $2/mo), but it's a very flimsy way of receiving money, but it's useful for faraway 3rd world countries, where it's easier/preferable to use an ATM, rather than a bank ;)

Edited by A.N.Onym, 28 November 2011 - 10:02 AM.




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