| 6:22 pm on Jul 14, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Have you looked into Gate2Shop. I have some contacts there if you need any help moving it forward
| 6:45 pm on Jul 14, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I believe travel was on the list of unacceptable products/services from the beginning with Google Checkout. That's the main reason we have never used them.
Unless things have changed, most processors won't touch online travel with a very long pole (far longer than the standard 10-foot versions).
If you are a Costco Executive Member, try applying through them to Elavon (formerly Nova). I don't know what their current policies are, but they used to waive some of their restrictions for Costco members.
| 6:59 pm on Jul 14, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I'll check with my contacts at the processor I mentioned above. If they are OK with it I'll be glad to point anyone that needs help in the right direction.
| 9:30 pm on Jul 14, 2009 (gmt 0)|
OK, got a reply from Gate2Shop.
They take providers that are first party providers (like the hotel itself, or even the water park itself) OR if it is third party (like Expedia) it should have direct contract with the hotels and not agreement with another third party.
So if that works for you guys PM me your contact details and I will have someone from Gate2Shop contact you.
| 9:35 pm on Jul 14, 2009 (gmt 0)|
There is a company called Internet Secure.
I just had a travel company secure an account with them for online transactions after being turned down by a couple other vendors. They seem to be growing and have a good rep.
| 10:50 pm on Jul 16, 2009 (gmt 0)|
You're probably going to have to put up a considerable sum of money up front in the form of a bond with a lot of providers, because they often find travel a high risk industry, almost on par with gaming industries. Also, you might find they take a 5 or 10% rolling reserve on your sales which isn't nice...
| 11:38 pm on Jul 16, 2009 (gmt 0)|
|they take a 5 or 10% rolling reserve on your sales |
PayPal started with that as well. I don't know if it is for everyone, or just certain accounts.
| 5:08 am on Jul 17, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the replies guys (sorry, been away). We'll take a look at the suggestions.