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I have a client who wants to sell his products in Japan. They are all digital.
Has anyone know a service which will allow me to accept credit card payments and bank transfers in Japanese.
I am currently looking at Worldpay.com but they have a very expensive.
Anyone have any experiences taking orders from Japan in JPY?
Otherwise you need to use World Pay. Make sure you accept JCB. There are more JCB users in Japan than Amex in the whole world.
Unfortunately there is not much of an alternative for what they offer. If you are taking the Japanese market serious (and you should, otherwise it is better to just stay out) I would think about other options if I were in your shoes.
Since you mention bank transfer. Maybe they fixed their procedure by now. But at the time I was dealing with them, their processes were an absolute joke and frequently payments were "lost".
[edited by: Leggewie at 8:32 pm (utc) on Nov. 29, 2007]
Do you have any other option ideas?
I think what we are going to do right now is go with Paypal Pro Payment for a few months until we can open an account in Japan.
With paypal we will not be able to handle bank transfers but can accept most of the major credit cards used in Japan.(JBC,Visa MC)
any other thoughts or ideas?
I understand that bank transfers are pretty big in Japan, any idea of how much this hurts sales not to have it?
Also while I am off topic, where can I buy Japanese charter domain names?
I think I am going to go with goaddy for my .jp domain, any thoughts on that?
[edited by: Leggewie at 5:07 pm (utc) on Dec. 3, 2007]
That said we are seeing the % of payments made by credit card increasing steadily over time.