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#1 pixy

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Posted 13 June 2006 - 10:27 PM

Several people have suggested that allowing your clients to purchase your services through paypal seems unprofessional, yet I have no clue how else to recieve funds. I wouldn't ask them to mail a check in the mail, lol, that's just crazy.

How do you charge your clients?

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#2 AndyB

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 12:47 AM

It's not obvious why something that's instant, available around the clock, provides records, can be integrated with automated database updates, provides megabytes of 'how to" documentation, operates pretty well worldwide, and is secure is not a 'professional' option for payment. Maybe 'several people' could enlighten you (and me).

It's not obvious why asking a client to pay an invoice by sending a check (or a cheque) by mail is crazy. Enlighten me.

Unless you have a significant amount of business, I doubt you really want to go the merchant account route and enable credit card payments. maybe [a href=\"http://www.2checkout.com\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.2checkout.com[/a] would be suitable.
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#3 akitchin

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 01:40 AM

i'm sure that these 'several people' have never seen an inline paypal payment method, whereby paypal is almost never mentioned (and the site is certainly never visited). paypal is really good for invisible integration, and as such, i'm with andyb here.

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 04:51 AM

AndyB, I love your slightly sarcastic style [img src=\"style_emoticons/[#EMO_DIR#]/laugh.gif\" style=\"vertical-align:middle\" emoid=\":laugh:\" border=\"0\" alt=\"laugh.gif\" /]

Now, if you want alternatives, you can try

[a href=\"http://www.2checkout.com\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.2checkout.com[/a]
[a href=\"http://www.authorize.net\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.authorize.net[/a]

Or Google for "Payment Gateway" or "Merchant account".
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#5 .josh

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 04:58 PM

alternative paypal method:

send payment to me and a *promise* to forward it to you [img src=\"style_emoticons/[#EMO_DIR#]/laugh.gif\" style=\"vertical-align:middle\" emoid=\":laugh:\" border=\"0\" alt=\"laugh.gif\" /]
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Posted 15 June 2006 - 03:21 PM

[!--quoteo(post=383892:date=Jun 14 2006, 11:58 AM:name=Crayon Violent)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(Crayon Violent @ Jun 14 2006, 11:58 AM) View Post[/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--] alternative paypal method:

send payment to me and a *promise* to forward it to you [img src=\"style_emoticons/[#EMO_DIR#]/laugh.gif\" style=\"vertical-align:middle\" emoid=\":laugh:\" border=\"0\" alt=\"laugh.gif\" /] [/quote]

I like the way you think. :D

akitchin: The only payment methods I've played with belong to a Business account, and those required actually going to the PayPal site. However, you could apply styles to the page, add your own header image, etc., to make it look exactly (or very much) like your own site. Does the Premier account come with invisible integration?

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