We run a few small targeted information sites but would like to have a facility to accept payment online. Specifically for a conference we hold annually and maybe for selling pass word protected PDF research reports.
The number of orders would be quite limited and infequent.
Does anybody have any suggestion? Credit card payment services that are reliable and honest (could link to 3rd part secure server?) or any of these new fangled payment methods we are seeing?
Our audience is international, so people would want to be able to pay from anywhere including Asia.
Key is to provide the easiest way possible for people to pay. We use a hosted server so our ability to do server side stuff is limited.
We do get a lot os spam mail regarding merchant accs etc, but I thought i better to ask here first for recommendations.
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.
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.