[ic] Authorizenet question?
smartin at steamvalve.com
Sun Feb 27 06:48:44 EST 2005
Duane Hinkley wrote:
> Scott Martin wrote:
>> Just the other day we had a credit card processing company salesman at
>> our office. We currently take cards over the phone and asked him if
>> they do e commerce applications. He tells me they offer authorize.net
>> & I need software at a cost of approx $ 500.00 US.
>> Is this something I really need or does the perl module take care of it?
>> Very new to all this but appreciate any suggestions, alternatives etc.
>> Scott Martin
>> interchange-users mailing list
>> interchange-users at icdevgroup.org
> Be warry of Merchant account salesman. They make their money off
> commission so their goal is to sell you as much as possible. I've seen
> new businesses stuck with over $600 in a deluxe credit card terminal
> equipment, high monthly fees and a three year contract. They often
> don't realize they can buy compatable equipment on Ebay for around $100
> or they can buy a cheaper version equipment. I've even had them tack
> on services I didn't request.
> Also read the agreement with them closely. I had one sell me a one year
> contract them claim is was a three year contract when I tried to cancel
> after a year. I was fortunate I read the contract and he didn't.
> It doesn't surprise me he wants you to buy more than you need. All you
> need is a Merchant Account and the Authorizenet gateway service. You
> also don't have to buy the Authorizenet service from your Merchant
> account salesman. If you have an existing merchant account you can
> contact Authorizenet directly and they'll get you set up very quickly,
> normal a day.
Thank you for the quick response! We are currently with BOA, with a
terminal unit for entering numbers manually. If I ever get my site
going, what is the best & most secure way of accepting credit cards?
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