CC options for webs ite

I am working on my site, and I need a way to take credit card payments. I
talked to a host, and he showed me authorize.net and www.2checkout.com , are
the rates that 2checkout has are they high?

$49 Set-up - $0.45 per Transaction - 5.5% of Transaction Amount

Are their better places, with lower fees?

I know I am going to have to get a SSL certificate, so if anyone recommends
a seller, shoot away. I am searching the WD boards because I did remember
someone talking about SSL certificates.

Thanks for the help.


~Sly

Win. 2k MCP -=- Network+ -=- A+

Re: CC options for webs ite

Sylvester O. wrote:
> I am working on my site, and I need a way to take credit card payments. I
> talked to a host, and he showed me authorize.net and www.2checkout.com , are
> the rates that 2checkout has are they high?
>
> $49 Set-up - $0.45 per Transaction - 5.5% of Transaction Amount
>
> Are their better places, with lower fees?

What kind of volume are you talking about? If it’s low volume, then
2checkout may work for you. However, if you have a lot of transactions,
then you should get your own merchant account (usually from cardservice
international, authorize.net, or echo).

> I know I am going to have to get a SSL certificate, so if anyone recommends
> a seller, shoot away. I am searching the WD boards because I did remember
> someone talking about SSL certificates.

Rackshack sells the geotrust one for the cheapest:
http://www.rackshack.net/english/quickssldetails.asp

  • Gilby

Re: CC options for webs ite

If you are planning on selling very much then those prices are high. If you
aren’t sure yet as to how much you will be processing then you might want to
give it a try and then get your own merchant account when it becomes
necessary.

Just make sure that there isn’t a one year contract if you are planning on
changing in the near future.


Tom B.

“Sylvester O.” <sychosly@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> I am working on my site, and I need a way to take credit card payments. I
> talked to a host, and he showed me authorize.net and www.2checkout.com ,
are
> the rates that 2checkout has are they high?
>
> $49 Set-up - $0.45 per Transaction - 5.5% of Transaction Amount
>
> Are their better places, with lower fees?
>
> I know I am going to have to get a SSL certificate, so if anyone
recommends
> a seller, shoot away. I am searching the WD boards because I did remember
> someone talking about SSL certificates.
>
> Thanks for the help.
>
> –
> ~Sly
>
> Win. 2k MCP -=- Network+ -=- A+
>
>

Re: CC options for webs ite

Is 2checkout like the best option, or are there other options with smaller
fees?

What do you think are their fees reasonable or a lttle high (Ihave never
used anything like this, so I do not know if the fees are good)?

$49 set-up – $0.45 per Transaction - 5.5% of Transaction Amt.


~Sly

Win. 2k MCP -=- Network+ -=- A+

“Gilby” <mail@gilby.com> wrote in message
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> Sylvester O. wrote:
> > I am working on my site, and I need a way to take credit card payments.
I
> > talked to a host, and he showed me authorize.net and www.2checkout.com ,
are
> > the rates that 2checkout has are they high?
> >
> > $49 Set-up - $0.45 per Transaction - 5.5% of Transaction Amount
> >
> > Are their better places, with lower fees?
>
> What kind of volume are you talking about? If it’s low volume, then
> 2checkout may work for you. However, if you have a lot of transactions,
> then you should get your own merchant account (usually from cardservice
> international, authorize.net, or echo).
>
> > I know I am going to have to get a SSL certificate, so if anyone
recommends
> > a seller, shoot away. I am searching the WD boards because I did
remember
> > someone talking about SSL certificates.
>
> Rackshack sells the geotrust one for the cheapest:
> http://www.rackshack.net/english/quickssldetails.asp
>
> - Gilby
>

Re: CC options for webs ite

Sylvester O. wrote:
> Is 2checkout like the best option, or are there other options with smaller
> fees?
>
> What do you think are their fees reasonable or a lttle high (Ihave never
> used anything like this, so I do not know if the fees are good)?
>
> $49 set-up – $0.45 per Transaction - 5.5% of Transaction Amt.

For low volume, that is fine. If high volume, get a merchant account,
where the rates would be around 1.5 - 3%, 20 cent to 30 cent
transaction, and a $20+ monthly fee.

  • Gilby