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Looking for better abillity to accept donations from site

     
3:00 pm on Jun 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I work for a .org and we currently have a pay-pal donate on our home page. I'm thinking of doing something a little more enticing. like maybe "The Power of One" with $1 donations (better then none)
Or a donate button to donate one meal with the donation = to the cost of one of our meals(4.35 I think)but these are such a low amounts pay pal charges i think $.30 a transaction +% and that out of $1 wouldn't leave much left. anyone know of a better way(and maybe something that would be easier for the user.) also a way to make it look more profesional would be nice.... i don't know paypal just doesn't do it.

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6:33 pm on June 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You are going to run into that transaction fee which is a killer for micro-payments as you can see.

What country are you in?

-Corey

10:55 pm on June 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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2:12 pm on June 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If you think you might be doing more than $1,000 a month, a merchant account might be OK and then you might consider bundling some products together. There is always a chance that you might be able to get the transaction rate to about $.20-$.25

-Corey

5:17 pm on June 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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There are some companies that you can call. I think Kintera is an excellent company that can set up a donation page for nonprofit organizations.