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Accepting online payments
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: July 11, 2006 01:41PM
Asking on behalf of someone who wants to have a way for people to buy his book through his web site (which is built and maintained by someone other than himself). 've already suggested that he talk to his web guy and get suggestions.

Does anyone here have an experience with online payment services such as Kagi or companies that handle merchant accounts?

Paypal would be a possibility, I guess, or Verisign, now owned by PayPal, but I'm not sure I want to recommend anything run by Paypal.



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Re: Accepting online payments
Posted by: graylocks
Date: July 11, 2006 01:55PM
i've used PayPal in the past. worked fine.
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Re: Accepting online payments
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 11, 2006 02:01PM
Unfortunately, Paypal is the best option. . .other online services have run into trouble.

There was one that was gaining in popularity YowCow I think it was. ..it was great in the beginning, then slowly trouble creeped in. . .really bad stuff.

Stick with known companies. ..



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Re: Accepting online payments
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: July 11, 2006 02:13PM
There are two main ways to do this:
1. Get an SSL cert, merchant account and gateway
2. Use a third-party processor that has all of #1 (eg, PayPal)

<generalization>The first one is better for high volume sales, and the second one is better for lower volume stuff.</generalization>




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