| 2:43 pm on Jan 31, 2001 (gmt 0)|
I have a merchant account, an on-line merchant account and a credit card gateway/processor. For the merchant account and on-line merchant account I use my bank. They do a great job and are lower on the % that is taken for each transaction than most. The CC gateway/processor is Authorize Net. It is all automated and on-line for access by anyone for orders on my site. Initial outlay was a little but AN charges $20.00 US a month after that.
| 9:01 am on Feb 1, 2001 (gmt 0)|
chiyo, would accessing the password protected PDF files be on a per visit basis or on a membership basis?
I think you'd probably be balancing the expected revenue against the cost of being able to take credit card payements, right?
>>these new fangled payment methods we are seeing?
Would something like PayPal work? They were only for U.S. but are now expanded to a number of countries. I'm not sure about currency, or currency conversion.
There's also a third party shopping cart that's approved by them which works well for multiple product purchases instead of just the one.
| 9:03 am on Feb 1, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Brian, are you referring to having a whole separate merchant account and online merchant account?
| 10:25 am on Feb 1, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Thanks GWJ and MArcia.
PayPal and Authorise net both look interesting, though Malaysia where our company is registered is not on the international list for PayPal. Maybe there is a way to get paid offshore.
MArcia, the PDF reports are on a one off basis. There would be a fee associated for each report, and anybody can order. However this is for later - annual payments for our conference are the most urgent one.
| 11:01 am on Feb 1, 2001 (gmt 0)|
chiyo, maybe checking out some of the listed options at Mal's Ecommerce could give you some helpful leads:
One called Internetsecure looks applicable, but it can be used for downloadable goods, not goods delivered on the internet.
| 11:17 am on Feb 1, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Wow, thanks so much Marcia. Highly appreciated.
| 3:42 pm on Feb 1, 2001 (gmt 0)|
>>whole separate merchant account and online merchant account
Yes, when I set up our business online around 2 years ago this is how it flowed. Seemed realllllly redundant but.