View Full Version : Simple or Free e-merchant Account?
04-13-2004, 02:19 PM
Wondering for a newbie if anyone knows of an e-merchant that might offer a free trial period just to check out for 30 days.
Am looking for a way to accept credit cards on a free website hosting service as inexpensive as possible.
Can anyone help please?
04-14-2004, 09:55 AM
I do not know which company provides a free trial. But I know that some companies such as www.paypol.com, www.ikobo.com offer merchant account. Ikobo seemes to charge lesser than paypol. You can visit their websites for more information.
04-15-2004, 10:44 PM
By paypol he/she means paypal ( http://www.paypal.com ) Ikobo I would try to avoid, its a hassle to use them, I should know I have an account. Paypal is somewhat acceptable.
You may want to try:
You may have to pay arould $50 to setup the service (paypal is free) but some are well worth looking into. I don't have a payquake account but I have a 2checkout, mypaysystem, ikobo, and paypal account and I fould 2co (2checkout) to be the best.
We offer a free ecommerce guide on the main page of our website. Check out th elink that might help a little.
04-27-2004, 03:40 PM
We use http://www.plimus.com it's not as cheap as a merchant account but they provide with a lot of services ( affiliate tracking etc.. ), and the customer service is excellent.
And you have almost nothing to do. ( you have to use their paiement template though, that can be customised to your look and feel )
Joining is free, the fees depend on the amount of the transaction ( the higher transaction the smaller fee )
04-28-2004, 01:45 AM
I would stay away from ikobo - too many spammers have been trying to push their services. No one will ever give us an URL that actually uses their site - they say they only use it for P2P.
But check out http://www.payquake.com - they might be exactly what you are looking for.
It would not be cost effective really for a processor to give a 30 day trial run.
04-29-2004, 12:42 AM
We looked at several and decided to go with the real thing. Paypal is okay, but if you want to be professional, take the plunge. It will pay off in the end.
One that is easy to set up is Card Service International. Approval is easy and your discount rates improve with time, and you can use it with your existing accounts. http://cardservice.com/
04-29-2004, 08:29 AM
Just a remind - Cardservice does require a 6 month contract & then it is month to month. But it does not require an exclusivity agreement hat a few are now wanting their merchants to sign.