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Canadian Merchant Account

That time again..



6:19 am on Jun 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I've whittled my task list down to a point where the profitable thing to do might be to switch from 2checkout to a canadian merchant account.

Anyone know of any merchant accounts that are available for Canadian citizens?


10:27 am on Jun 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I've been using Internet Secure for the past 4 months now, and so far so good. I believe they are based out of Oakville, ON. They handle both Canadian and US funds.

They are a bit pricy, but with an account you can also manually process transactions. I've had a few design clients where this has come in handy!

I would stay away from Paysystems (Montreal). I was using their 3rd party processor version (my#*$!) until they suddenly stopped their services with no warning. Many people, including me, lost money that had been processed by them.



3:57 pm on Jun 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Good service with Internet Secure over 10 months. Very responsive to any questions. Some initial tweaking to get complete compatibility with 3rd party cart was handled well.

Note: They can set you up to use several languages if appropriate.


6:11 pm on Jun 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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moneris/eSelect have reasonable rates and integration is fairly easy but eSelects service has been spotty lately


12:41 am on Jun 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have been using InternetSecure for about 4 months and have been quite pleased with them. Support has always been great. My current rate on a USD account is:
-3.75-4% discount rate (depending on the credit card)
-8% 6 month rolling reserve for all cards except mastercard

The only thing I really don't like is the pay out times (twice a month), which has about a 3-4 day delay. At least they can deposit funds automatically in your account.

Overall they are a little more expensive, it takes a little more time to get your funds -- but they have great support and are extremely reliable.


9:37 am on Jun 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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8:24 pm on Jun 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Go with Merchant-Accounts.ca

They'll get you set up with WorldPay.

First class companies, both of them... saved our a** when PaySystems skipped town with the loot...

[edited by: lorax at 12:12 pm (utc) on June 28, 2005]
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4:05 pm on Jun 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Oops, sorry... now I know :)

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