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Slinger
26-01-2003, 07:41 PM
Can anyone tell me the best online merchant account to get for an ecommerce site and does anyone know any websites where i can compare the prices/charges of these different companies.

I have looked at a couple and so far the best i can find is through Barclay's Merchant Account. Can someone with an ecommerce site please tell me what they pay for the whole experience.

Also as i have a very tight budget can someone tell me the best hosting company for an ecommmerce business.

Thanks

Designr
26-01-2003, 08:23 PM
Hello Adam. We use Worldpay as our merchant account and can't fault them. They good with enquires, good telephone manner and a very good user interface. (for checking all transactions on yoru account).

Other providers include Net Banx, Secure Trading....etc A list of which can be found at our own forums here: http://www.forums.designrweb.co.uk/index.php?act=ST&f=7&t=19

Regarding your ecommerce site, what software are you running. (Shopping cart) If you are looking for Linux based hosting, our hosting plans should suit your needs, as our prices start at 35.25 (30.00 ex vat).

Maybe also take a look at OScommerce http://www.oscommerce.com if you are looking for some ecommerce software. A working demo can be found at: http://osdemo.designrweb.co.uk If you are looking for an "off the shelf" ecommerce cart, try Actinic or Erol.

Kind regards
Jay
Design R Web Solutions

joshdhaliwal
27-01-2003, 08:15 PM
I can also vouch for Worldpay. Very timely, very professional, easy to use and reliable.

gary
28-01-2003, 10:52 AM
You really need to find the best solution for your requirements, rather than simply using what may be best for other people.

Merchant account facilities and online payment processing varies between providers, but as an example, Worldpay (http://www.worldpay.com/uk/) charges a Setup Fee of 75 and an Annual Fee of 150 for it's WorldDirect service which doesn't require you to have a merchant account with your bank. There is also a 4.5% service charge for credit card transactions and 50p for debit card transactions. You will also wait at least 4 weeks before receiving the money from your sales. Worldpay currently has a special offer on which you may be interested in: http://www.worldpay.com/uk/offers/new_year/offer.shtml

Other popular payment processors include Sec Pay (http://www.secpay.com), Datacash (http://www.datacash.com), and Secure Trading (http://www.securetrading.com) but many of these require you to have an existing merchant account. You have already looked at Barclays whose ePDQ service (http://www.epdq.com) is becoming more popular.

Don't forget the email and mobile phone payment systems such as PayPal (http://www.paypal.co.uk/) and NoChex (http://www.nochex.com/).

Gary

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robinkipson
21-06-2011, 06:39 AM
My friend started a new business and I suggested him to accept credits cards to increase your business. Merchant account answers the customer questions and provides information about your product and services which helps to grow your business. Please recommend best online merchant account.

merchant account (http://www.swisscharge.com/)

meisage
22-06-2011, 11:18 PM
I can also vouch for Worldpay. Very timely, very professional, easy to use and reliable.

Absolutely! Those are the qualities of Trusted and Tested! :)

sitebuilder
27-06-2011, 11:21 AM
Hi

We deal with payment providers and merchant set up on a daily basis

SiteBuilder uses

http://www.sagepay.com/online-payments (20 a month)

http://www.worldpay.com/products/index.php?page=ecom&c=UK (prices vary depending on requirements)

https://www.paypal-business.co.uk/ (fees are built into every transaction)


Each service is reliable but it really depends on the needs of your business!

Elaine

ig
27-06-2011, 02:29 PM
Can anyone tell me the best online merchant account to get for an ecommerce site and does anyone know any websites where i can compare the prices/charges of these different companies.

I have looked at a couple and so far the best i can find is through Barclay's Merchant Account. Can someone with an ecommerce site please tell me what they pay for the whole experience.

Also as i have a very tight budget can someone tell me the best hosting company for an ecommmerce business.



I'd recommend starting with Paypal (no upfront/monthly costs) and then switching to a merchant account when your revenue justifies it.

What's the nature of your business ?

lordlancaster
27-06-2011, 03:15 PM
We've got some useful info and videos about adding PayPal to your website at: http://www.shell-livewire.org/search/?keywords=paypal

jaqlene
29-07-2011, 12:08 PM
Although many e-commerce business will qualify for their own bank-direct merchant account where the billing will be in their name. As you would expect this type of service costs more than one in your country of residence. http://www.swisscharge.com/

Siobhan brennan
12-02-2013, 04:58 PM
Hi all

I realise this is a very old thread: just to update you that SECPay (mentioned below) has now updated to PayPoint.net.

Best
Siobhan

You really need to find the best solution for your requirements, rather than simply using what may be best for other people.

Merchant account facilities and online payment processing varies between providers, but as an example, Worldpay (http://www.worldpay.com/uk/) charges a Setup Fee of 75 and an Annual Fee of 150 for it's WorldDirect service which doesn't require you to have a merchant account with your bank. There is also a 4.5% service charge for credit card transactions and 50p for debit card transactions. You will also wait at least 4 weeks before receiving the money from your sales. Worldpay currently has a special offer on which you may be interested in: http://www.worldpay.com/uk/offers/new_year/offer.shtml

Other popular payment processors include Sec Pay (http://www.secpay.com), Datacash (http://www.datacash.com), and Secure Trading (http://www.securetrading.com) but many of these require you to have an existing merchant account. You have already looked at Barclays whose ePDQ service (http://www.epdq.com) is becoming more popular.

Don't forget the email and mobile phone payment systems such as PayPal (http://www.paypal.co.uk/) and NoChex (http://www.nochex.com/).

Gary

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