Hi Katie -

Outside my work at the library I manage multiple websites that accept online 
payments. I offer both Paypal and Stripe, even though they both charge 2.9% 
plus a flat rate based on currency (it’s 30 cents per transaction for US 
dollar). Sometimes someone pays using their Paypal account money instead of a 
credit card and then there’s no transaction fee! Woohoo!

Whatever you choose, it’s probably worth the extra effort to get set up as a 
charitable organization. Then the transaction fee drops to 2.2% plus the fixed 
fee, which really adds up to some savings over time.


Holly Brennan
Technology Specialist
Homer Public Library
Homer, Alaska

907-435-3154 (direct)
907-235-3180 (main desk)

From: Open-ils-general <open-ils-general-boun...@list.georgialibraries.org> On 
Behalf Of Katie Greenleaf Martin
Sent: Monday, January 7, 2019 11:20 AM
To: Evergreen Discussion Group <open-ils-general@list.georgialibraries.org>
Subject: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] credit card payments in the OPAC

Hello! I have a library that wants to start taking fine payments via the OPAC. 
Currently, all the libraries I have chatted with are using PayFlow Pro+Paypal 
for this.

So, I am wondering if anyone else is using another provider (Paypal only, 
 -- and if so:
1. Are you happy with your setup?
2. What costs do you pay per transaction and per month?
3. Do you also use this method of taking payments for in-library credit card 
transactions and/or donations via your website?

Katie Greenleaf Martin, MLIS
County Coordinator
Blair County Library System

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