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Posted by mkaufman, 11-14-2000, 05:02 PM
I heard charge.com is great for merchant accounts. Are there any others?

Posted by OWL INTERNET, 11-14-2000, 05:37 PM
Here is a list of merchant providers: yahoo cc merch. services <> I just changed that long URL to a link to avoid that hortizontal scroll problem. <> [Edited by Chicken on 11-19-2000 at 04:43 PM]

Posted by mkaufman, 11-14-2000, 08:00 PM
Thanks.. Has anybody had experience with Charge.com?

Posted by MadMax82, 11-14-2000, 08:06 PM
We currently have one customer using charge.com with no problems. The costs certainly are great and we currently have an application under review. We should know in the next day or two. The referral fee of $100 per customer is not bad either! I was not overly impressed with their shopping cart (free) but there are many other shopping cart options. They will also help code pages for you for upto 20 items. Overall they respond fairly quickly to calls and e-mails as well. My 2 cents...

Posted by cbaker17, 11-14-2000, 10:45 PM
We too have had good luck with charge.com

Posted by SK, 11-16-2000, 11:12 AM
Take a look at clickbank.com and compare the costs. I'm satisfied with their service. They charge one-time $49.95 activation fee, and a $1 + 7.5% fee per sale. There are no monthly fees. Good Luck

Posted by MadMax82, 11-16-2000, 11:16 AM
That goes back to the old "how much volume do you have" problem. If you have lots of small transactions (say domain registrations) then the fees will add up quickly. Course if your volume is not very high then you will get tagged by the monthly minimum fees in a big way...Seems like they get ya either way!

Posted by SK, 11-16-2000, 11:28 AM
You are right about that MadMax. I get a lot of volumes but reason I'm with clickbank.com, is because I get free advertising with their affiliate program, which pays me back.

Posted by MadMax82, 11-16-2000, 11:32 AM
Ahhhh good point!

Posted by Chicken, 11-16-2000, 07:53 PM
Sounds much like revecom.com which is $49 setup fee and $1 + 3.65% fee per sale.

Posted by kunal, 11-17-2000, 06:33 AM
Revecom.com is a very interesting place. I signed up with them, FINALLY! But in there terms of service document it says this ".... 4. Services charges (For USD): PaySystems.com TPP-Sale service charges: (i) A monthly fee of $25.00 plus (ii) A non-refundable setup fee of $79.00 plus (iii) A transaction commission based on the type of payment medium or credit card used. Refer to the table below for detailed rates. ...." I found this a little akward. I emailed them about it, but as usual I have got no response from them. The never respond to emails.

Posted by MadMax82, 11-17-2000, 09:26 AM
Personally I get worried when the money folks do not respond to e-mails. Do you have a link for the information you posted? The page I am looking at on their site does not say anything like that http://revecom.com/services/tppsale/index.htm Oh one other potential downside is that they keep your money for 7-14 days before paying you and they have a 5% holdback (that is often the case though even with merchant accounts).

Posted by Chicken, 11-17-2000, 10:56 AM
SK, I'd imagine that clickbank hold money for 7-14 days as well? Really if they would un-palify pay-pal, and add reoccurring billing, it would probably be better than vboth of these. Maybe they have added this, but I don't think they've un-palified it.

Posted by sodapopinski, 11-17-2000, 11:05 AM
kunal, Same here with me. I sent them an email asked something, and they didn't reply my email. Thx. Soda

Posted by kunal, 11-17-2000, 01:11 PM
Well, thats my whole point. After I signed up, they sent me an email with that file. Why dun you just signup. You dun have to pay anything. Once you get that email, they ask you to fax some stuff to them, and then you have to pay. So try it out.

Posted by MadMax82, 11-17-2000, 01:27 PM
Roger that I will sign up and report what they say. That seems like bait and switch to me. More to follow....

Posted by tarheel, 11-19-2000, 05:12 PM
I use them, and they are very good. No setup fees, you can pay up front about $200 or do the lease, which is non-cancelable under any circumstance. It will cost you more to do the lease, but it's worth it. Only $14.95 per month. Discount rate and other charges are typical merchant account charges. Not a special deal, but you're not getting ripped off, either. Their application process is a pain in the ass; they are very certain and they want EVERY blank filled in. They mailed back my app 3 times before it was finally approved. Setup with EFTSecure was a REAL pain in the ass. They assume you know everything about ASP and such, and only have "leave a message" phone support, and e-mail support. But all in all, it's great. Once it's setup you should not have any problems. Phil <> I just changed that long URL to a link to avoid that hortizontal scroll problem. <> [Edited by Chicken on 11-19-2000 at 04:41 PM]

Posted by Chicken, 11-19-2000, 05:45 PM
So errrr.. if you know NOTHING about ASP you're screwed (for lack of a better word)?

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