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essential payment options for the u.s.

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Msg#: 3823 posted 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.


Corey Bryant

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Msg#: 3823 posted 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.



10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3823 posted 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+ Year Member

Msg#: 3823 posted 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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