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Advice for political contributions

     
8:22 pm on Nov 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hey Guys,

I'm setting up a site for a political campaign and need advice on the best way to handle donations. We need to keep the fees as low as possible but the process needs to remain simple. I don't expect to raise more than 200,000 via the website over the next 12 months, but who knows.

I've used a number of services in the past with varied results so I thought it wise to ask the pro's.

BTW- my concern with PayPay is that the process is considerably longer than a traditional merchant account.

All advice is appreciated!

10:06 pm on Nov 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Man, dont bother. Youll only encourage them.
10:07 pm on Nov 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The way I see it you have two options. Use an existing online financial transaction service or download/build a financial transaction tool.

To locate one of these scripts visit one of the script sites - you might find something that fits the bill.

You're next level options deal with expending funds to have someone build a tool for you.

3:30 am on Nov 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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PayPal should work fine for you. For merchants it's by far the fastest to set up. For existing PayPal users it's by far the quickest to use and for non-existing users it's about the same as a typical merchant account. PayPal is particularly good for contributions because in addition to credit card payments, you can accept bank payments and PayPal balance payments.