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visa vs mastercard vs discover vs amex

 3:22 pm on Aug 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

anybody have of know of where I could find some stats on how many people use the various credit cards online? I'm trying to determine if one of my clients should start accepting Discover in addition to the other 3.



 3:48 pm on Aug 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hmmm, thats a toughie oilman. Problem is, most of the really good data is hidden in reports by the big research organisations, at 1000+ per time. I could only find old, or non-specific data looking over Google


 6:08 pm on Aug 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

No stats, just an opinion.

You have to have Visa,Master and Amx. We accept Discover in our bricks but have never put it on the web. Its less then 5% in the store and we had a period of time where our terminal was kicking the cards out I can't think of one time when the customer didn't grab another card.

If you are adding it with intent to increase sales it would be minimal.


 8:36 pm on Aug 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

Discover = <3% of sales for us on 5 sites...

Our back end is automated, so its no extra trouble, but if I had to do the work of the extra transactions and batching, I would skip it....


 8:48 pm on Aug 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

I'll have to second wingslevel. We just added Discover to our accepteds and haven't seen any huge surges in purchases. However, it's best to have all the bases covered (sorry for the well-worn cliche).

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