If you’re planning on accepting credit cards on your website, there are many things to consider:
- Out of the thousands of merchant services available which one should I use?
- What fees can I be expected to pay?
- What is a competitive rate?
- What does PCI compliance mean and how does it apply to my website?
Who Shall I Use ?
Right now the easiest and fastest way to get going is to use Paypal. You just have to open up a paypal account then you can integrate their buy now buttons into your webpages. You can see an example of this on https://zingzumm.org/donate/
If you’re absolutely against using Paypal. We recommend the following:
If you have many products to sell you will probably be better off with a shopping cart.
In the coming weeks we will be discussing these topics more and more. One question that keeps coming up is: “Why can’t I just collect the credit card number myself on a simple form and then run the number on my store machine”?