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|essential payment options for the u.s.|
| 5:04 pm on May 15, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Which payment options would you consider essential if selling to the U.S.? Currently I'm accepting PayPal and cc through worldpay.
Unfortunately my conversion rate is a third of the cvr in the market I started in (Germany) and I'm suspecting lack of payment options to be part of the problem.
I thought of checks and money orders but don't know how to accept these as I have no premise in the U.S.
| 5:48 pm on May 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
How much is your discount rate thru WorldPay? You might be better off trying to get your discount rate lowered if it is too high.
| 1:39 pm on May 17, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Well, I'm not really bothered with that 5 % commission. The low conversion rate of my sales is what ticks me off.
| 5:21 pm on May 20, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Its quite straightrforward to setup a 'virtual office' in one of the major US cities, so that will give your customers confidence that you have a 'local' presence.
Some of these services charge about $75/month.
The one we use either cashes money orders, or if its check/cash they go and pay into our bank or they mail them to us weekly.
Caution: i'd avoid western union. For some reason, they sometimes refuse to cash payments from certain offices. also their fees are high. Moneygram seems a better option.
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