Author, Speaker, Consultant at Watertight Marketing
24 February 2010 10:18am
We have a start-up client on a modest budget, who will be selling online audits. We'll need to take payment, issue a unique reference via email that is then recognised to allow access to an online audit.
Which payment gateway would you recommend? With budget in mind, would you go for PayPal first and upgrade to an integrated option when income is steady?
Technical Project Manager (MBA, MBCS, CITP, CEng) at Naxtech.com
24 February 2010 10:38am
There is no "best" payment gateway. It all depends on your particular business needs. Nevertheless, as a starting poing you might want to look at http://www.electronic-payments.co.uk/
Does this help at all?
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Digital Marketing Consultant at Fat Media Ltd
25 February 2010 16:56pm
The majority of our start up clients use PayPal as their entry payment gateway. It's very quick and easy to setup.
I agree with Denis though that their business needs need to be taken into consideration. All of the payment gateways offer different pricing options, whether it be a percentage of the sale or a fixed cost.
Work out the average order value, projected volume of sales and shop around.
A couple of other gateways that we frequently use
Creative Specialist at Hanapin Marketing
25 March 2011 20:37pm
I would suggest using the gateway provided by CheddarGetter. It has everything you’d expect in a gateway (PCI compliance, fraud protection, QuickBooks integration, real-time reports, etc) along with a documented integration API if you would like more customization. Even if you don’t use CheddarGetter’s own gateway, CheddarGetter provides recurring billing management services that can link to many of the major online gateways. I’d definitely recommend them!
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