joined:June 12, 2004
I am working with someone that has an ecommerce site, but the bulk of his sales are done with Net 30 and checks. He has maybe 5 sales a month totaling maybe $500.
The PayPal button route is out. He thinks it makes him look like a newbie or at the very least too cheap to spring for a real merchant account. I agree.
I suggested this new company Square which is used with your Android or iPhone. It's super simple. You simply pay a percentage plus 15 cents or so per transaction, and that is IT. If you run one transaction ONCE a year, you pay only for that transaction. It's perfect. The problem? This guy has a Blackberry and if he goes to buy an Android phone, he's right back to paying $40+ a month for nothing.
I searched some apps for Blackberry (like Chargeberry) and couldn't find any that didn't require you to already have a merchant account. Something Square does NOT require you to have.
Does anybody know of any alternatives here? Something along the lines of Square that is computer based would be ideal.