Taking Payments Online
Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:03 PM
What are you using? I've gone the PayPal route in the past, mainly because it's big and everywhere.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:38 PM
Since then they allow direct checkout with credit cards and it is a little better. Depending upon how your cart is set-up you may need to be concerned about security requirements.
I still would not use paypal because it is not an efficient use of my time.
However, if you go with a standard shopping cart, gateway and merchant account you have at least $50/month in expenses and security requirements depending upon how the cart is set up.
Edited by EGOL, 02 May 2012 - 05:41 PM.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:56 PM
With that being said, I found it super complicated to implement.
I occasionally have issues with Paypal not directing people back to my site properly which is frustrating...but I don't know if that is a Paypal issue or a user issue.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:04 PM
Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:10 PM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:07 PM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:43 AM
So seamless integration is very important.
Also some people are so uncomfortable with the hop from one site to another (paypal) that you loose the transaction.
Also malware and stuff targets the hop URL so you can get your info hacked on transfer.
But the other side of this is doing it yourself, which is costly.
Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:22 PM
I use Stripe. As a developer, I love it! Their API is really easy and flexible. They charge 2.9% + 30 cents. And if you are collecting payments on behalf of others, they allow you to take a cut from the payment, which is the reason I went with them.
Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:07 PM
Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:56 AM
For the PayPal alternatives, are there any countries or credit cards that are not accepted?
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