eBook Payment via SMS

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  1. documentarytt

    documentarytt Newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I was wondering whether there is a service that allows my customers to pay for an eBook on my site by sending a SMS to a number?

    Ideally, I would be able to set the price and the customers number will be stored for SMS marketing.

    Any suggestions are highly appreciated,
    Tom
     
  2. jsmith00075

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    Hello there,

    There are plenty companies out there that offer "micro payments" (Yahoo it - I hate g00gle) and lock content together, so once they make the payment they will get to the download page by placing a code they will be getting on their phones.

    There are just 2 small problems with this idea:
    1. Payments can take up to 90 days to reach you (Really..)
    2. They keep a huge % of the SMS cost (the SMS costs are also predefined by them)

    That's all from me :)
    Have fun!
     
  3. documentarytt

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    Thanks a bunch!

    1. I could accept that.
    2. Okay, but you are able to set the price as long as it is above a certain limit?

    Can you also collect the number and send out messages, sms marketing so to speak?
     
  4. jsmith00075

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    Nope you can't really alter the price in any way. There are predefined prices for example $1/$2/$5 and you can choose one of them.

    I am not sure about the numbers collection though. You could always make a custom made page for that if you want that done.

    See you!
     
  5. Shadexpwn

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    Check out onebip, that might be the right solution for you.
     
  6. skagenweb

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    I run an eBooks affiliate program -

    http://thereadingsite.com/
     
  7. blackboxer

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    This site has been posted on here before but try

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    fortumo.com
    mobile payment for over 39 countries, and you can set the amount to charge per sms..
     
  8. seojumper

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    Ussualy such payment providers take up to 40%.

    It deepends really how "simple" is the buying proces... if simplier, more expensive.
     
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    What's that got to do with the thread?
     
  10. seojumper

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    Ussualy such payment providers take up to 40%.

    It deepends really how "simple" is the buying proces... if simplier, more expensive.
     
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  11. seojumper

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    Double post...