‘With the constant stream of stories relating to online fraud, is it any wonder that many SMEs do not set up an online sales channel? It has also been suggested in the past that Irish banks have been very risk averse when it comes to supporting online ventures — particularly those that don’t have a [...]
Archive for May, 2005
‘Take a second and imagine your shopping on a website, find the product you’ve been looking for, and as you go to the order form to purchase it, you find out that the company doesn’t accept payment online. Instead, you must mail a check. If you were like me, you would probably click off the [...]
‘Whether your business is virtual or actual, if you sell goods or services, a merchant account can be a boon to your bottom line.
If you are selling goods or services online and you don’t accept credit cards, you may as well just close up shop. The vast majority of online shoppers pay for their purchases [...]
‘Less than three years after eBay acquired it for $1.5 billion, PayPal aims to bust out of its parent’s confines. Even giant eBay, after all, accounts for less than 10% of all e-commerce, so there’s a much bigger opportunity outside. So far, PayPal has signed up a variety of independent merchants to offer its service, [...]
‘Before signing up merchants for processing services, it’s important to understand where they’re coming from. All too often, mistrustful merchants will want a rate quoted, either in person or over the phone, regardless of whether you have any knowledge of what they currently pay.
If you’re the gambling type (I know I saw quite a few [...]
‘So, you’ve decided to start a business on the Web, or you’re an established company who wants to sell goods and services on-line. While browsing around your favorite sites, you’ve noticed a large number of ads that grab your attention. “Take Credit Cards Now”, or “0% Commission!”.
Fighting your way through the jungle of e-commerce hype [...]
‘All small businesses require some form of payment processing. Understanding how to select merchant services can impact your sales revenue and profit.
1: What are merchant services? Merchant services enable you to process credit card payments from your customers. It’s a special account tied to a credit card processor that works with your customer’s bank to [...]