Analysis & Solutions wrote: > On Fri, May 17, 2002 at 10:27:50AM -0400, Analysis & Solutions wrote: > >>> Does this mean that if i want to start accepting credit cards on my >>> site i wont have to pay for a credit card merchant account? >> >> You betcha. > > Oh, Dear! I didn't see the "wont" in there on the second line. I > thought you were asking if you have to get an account. So, I answered > affirmatively. > > As other have stated, you need to get (and pay for) accounts in order to > process cc's online (or anywhere, for that matter).
There are services that let you accept credit cards without going through the trouble and expense of getting a merchant account. The one I use is called CCNow (www.ccnow.com). Their only restriction is that you must be selling something physical (eg not weekly access to your site or downloadable software). They take something like 8% to cover their costs and mail you checks for the rest. I had a merchant account and online CC processing service before this, and the cost was over $250/month for all the crap. If you're low to medium volume, then commission based services like CCNow (I'm sure there are many others) are a viable way to go. baba -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php