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essential payment options for the u.s.

5:04 pm on May 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Which payment options would you consider essential if selling to the U.S.? Currently I'm accepting PayPal and cc through worldpay.

Unfortunately my conversion rate is a third of the cvr in the market I started in (Germany) and I'm suspecting lack of payment options to be part of the problem.

I thought of checks and money orders but don't know how to accept these as I have no premise in the U.S.

5:48 pm on May 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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How much is your discount rate thru WorldPay? You might be better off trying to get your discount rate lowered if it is too high.


1:39 pm on May 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Well, I'm not really bothered with that 5 % commission. The low conversion rate of my sales is what ticks me off.
5:21 pm on May 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Its quite straightrforward to setup a 'virtual office' in one of the major US cities, so that will give your customers confidence that you have a 'local' presence.

Some of these services charge about $75/month.

The one we use either cashes money orders, or if its check/cash they go and pay into our bank or they mail them to us weekly.

Caution: i'd avoid western union. For some reason, they sometimes refuse to cash payments from certain offices. also their fees are high. Moneygram seems a better option.


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