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  1. #1
    Senior Member Jack000's Avatar
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    Hi, I'm planning to start a small web design business. I'm just wondering how to charge clients from their credit cards.

    I thought about using Paypal, but I got spooked by this site:

    There also seem to be a thing called a merchant account, but how does it work exactly? Do you get a link to their page or some code to paste into your html?

    what's the usual method for billing?

    thx, still a newb...


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    Senior Member glyakk's Avatar
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    Company check for me.. I honestly dont think adding credit card payments would benifit you much, at least not in my case. I view credit card transactions as more of an quick decision, emergency or point of sale type of transaction. Where as a check transaction is more of a dlibret and thought out process, and that is where most of my clients are. There are some who pay with cash or even M.O., and although I do have requests for credit card once and a while it was more for a convience than a nessessaty.

    Generally your clients will have access to a checking account, either personal or commercial of some sort so method of payment should never really be a problem unless you have a special case senerio such as a start up company that is completly/mostly funded though credit cards.

    However if credit card payment is something you are determined to have, I would wager the best bet would be to get a merchant account. I also heard it is the best way to go. Unfortunatly I am probably as clueless as how to set one up.

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    There you have some info. If you want to know what service I use, send me a PM.
    Good Luck.

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    Most propably clients will not want to work with spammers like me, either personal or commercial of some sort so method of payment should never really be a problem unless you have a special case scenerio such as actually wanting to get spammed.

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    Senior Member aeroweb99's Avatar
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    Copy and paste the previous post? C'mon man, if you're going to spam at least write your own spam message ya jerk.

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    Junior Member System's Avatar
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    Just use Paypal, and use the official paypal site so you dont get dogged.

    They offer ways so you can create a button which can set up payments to you from your customers.

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    i love paypal. its the best thing since sliced bread.

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