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From: David White 
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For you web developers, what services do you typically use to accept credit
cards online? I need the ability to accept credit card payments, but I have
such a low volume right now that I don't want to pay any monthly fee (and
instead pay a percentage of each transaction).

I've been using PayPal for a while, but they aren't completely
international friendly, and I've heard too many horror stories of
businesses who have been mistreated by them (whose account have been shut
down for no apparent reason and unable to receive their funds).

They're also lower on the totem pole in terms of what's deemed
"professional."

I've been trying to use Google Checkout for a while, but I don't want
anything tied to my personal gmail account and instead want to create a
totally separate account under my business email address
(david@developcents....)

However, every time I've tried to create an account, I've been unable to.
I'm a geek, and I can tell that the system is fundamentally broken. Google
Support has been very slow and terrible about getting back to me. The
problem hasn't been fixed for 2+ weeks.

So.... are there other services you guys would recommend?

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David White
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=============================================================== From: Stephen Haywood ------------------------------------------------------ I've heard good things about Stripe. Also, Intuit offers online CC processing. Stephen Haywood Information Security Consultant CISSP, GSEC, OSCP W: www.averagesecurityguy.info T: @averagesecguy For you web developers, what services do you typically use to accept credit cards online? I need the ability to accept credit card payments, but I have such a low volume right now that I don't want to pay any monthly fee (and instead pay a percentage of each transaction). I've been using PayPal for a while, but they aren't completely international friendly, and I've heard too many horror stories of businesses who have been mistreated by them (whose account have been shut down for no apparent reason and unable to receive their funds). They're also lower on the totem pole in terms of what's deemed "professional." I've been trying to use Google Checkout for a while, but I don't want anything tied to my personal gmail account and instead want to create a totally separate account under my business email address (david@developcents....) However, every time I've tried to create an account, I've been unable to. I'm a geek, and I can tell that the system is fundamentally broken. Google Support has been very slow and terrible about getting back to me. The problem hasn't been fixed for 2+ weeks. So.... are there other services you guys would recommend? -- David White Founder & CEO * * *CENTS * Computing, Equipping, Networking, Training & Supporting Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide http://developCENTS.com 423-693-4234

=============================================================== From: William Wade ------------------------------------------------------ Stripe.com The easiest way to start taking CC and super nice. I hear that braintreepayments.com is nice as well, but I have not used them. With Stripe and some code you can be accepting CC payments in a standard form style in 15-20 minutes. If you use stripe.com tell them that SupplyHog sent you to them. (Many of their guys know us.) Wil

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ Ah, these guys (Stripe) look fantastic. I've put in an email to their team with a few initial questions, and I'll consider using them. Thank you!

=============================================================== From: David Ingram ------------------------------------------------------ I'll jump on here about stripe as well. Larry Ulman did a series of blog posts about everything you need to know about stripe. Links follow... http://www.larryullman.com/series/processing-payments-with-stripe/ I think there are like 7 or 8 detailed articles in the series.

=============================================================== From: Lee Walker ------------------------------------------------------ +1 for stripe