1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

What is the best way to collect payments?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by Simas9, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Simas9

    Simas9 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,864
    Likes Received:
    825
    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    Hey, so I am about to open my first e-commerce website. After the user presses the 'buy know' button I want to direct him to some trustworthy online 'cart' system. I am thinking about going with http://www.authorize.net/ or www.1shoppingcart.com. I really need an experienced opinion here. Which one is the most 'user and seller' friendly? Thanks a lot for your comments.
     
  2. LinkMink

    LinkMink Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2011
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    Above you in the SERPS
    Authorize.net for me.

    But I have used 2CO for some ecommerce projects as well and like it...
     
  3. gregstereo

    gregstereo Elite Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,833
    Likes Received:
    1,027
    Occupation:
    I'm known to locate certain things from time to ti
    Location:
    Moose Factory, ON
    I've worked with authorize dot net and found it a good experience as far as turnkey solutions go. They are very trustworthy and proficient. Seller friendly - yeah, in that they want your transaction fees and will provide pretty decent support if and when needed. User friendly - I don't know, as far as the user experience it's good. I think the name is fairly well-known and they are a big processor.

    I would stay away from the other one you mentioned personally, I just don't particularly care for the web dot com family of products. They're no 1&1 but they're a bit similar.
     
  4. dewaz

    dewaz Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Messages:
    399
    Likes Received:
    47
    Home Page:
    most of them paid service, I use paypal express for free :D

    Some friend using e-junkie[dot]com for selling digital product, it has auto send email to send digital product (ebook, theme, plugins) through email.
     
  5. Scripteen

    Scripteen Elite Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2009
    Messages:
    1,811
    Likes Received:
    1,918
    Home Page:
    +1 for 2co although it is not listed as long as you sell legit goods not replicas.
     
  6. Simas9

    Simas9 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,864
    Likes Received:
    825
    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    I would go for authorize.net but it looks like they only accept US-based users since the TAX-id is a must signing up? What would the best option for non-US merchants?
     
  7. chad362wiley

    chad362wiley Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,341
    Likes Received:
    782
    Occupation:
    n/a
    Location:
    Behind you
    Home Page:
    paypal!
     
  8. gregstereo

    gregstereo Elite Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,833
    Likes Received:
    1,027
    Occupation:
    I'm known to locate certain things from time to ti
    Location:
    Moose Factory, ON
    Aw snap, didn't know you were not based in the States. Though I think there may still be an option with them, have a look at this:

    https://support.authorize.net/authkb/index?page=content&id=A410&actp=LIST

    Though that said, have you considered these options?

    - paypal, as already suggested; personally I dislike them but they do operate internationally
    - goog checkout - again, a "trusted" name that some have reason to dislike, but hey they aren't paypal
    - roll your own based on an open source cart; here you would lose some of the trust factor of a "big name" like authorize or goog, but there are at least two OSS cart systems that have been around for quite awhile that might meet your needs
    - plimus - worked with them as well and personally had more user-friendly experiences than, say, e-junkie; decent name, some issues with timeliness of processing transactions but from what I've seen that's in large part due to their anti-fraud mechanisms; they're pretty well-known internationally
    - digital river - big name that handles merchant accounts internationally; kaspersky for example uses them
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  9. Simas9

    Simas9 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,864
    Likes Received:
    825
    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    Thanks a lot gregstereo! +rep is on it`s way. I will definitely take some time and go through all of these options. I hope they don`t mind that I am about to drop ship (it`s an US based drop shipper) some pills for 'well-being' (they are legit).
     
  10. Simas9

    Simas9 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,864
    Likes Received:
    825
    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    I went through tons of 'processing transactions' services but ALL Of them seem to ask for your business name, numers, etc... how do you guys deal with this if you don`t have any legit and registered business? Thanks.
     
  11. jascoken

    jascoken Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,135
    Likes Received:
    751
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    IT/Web Systems & Development...
    Location:
    Sussex:UK
    PayPal are easy to use and have a good API that's fairly easy to work with in PHP.
     
  12. swagthegame

    swagthegame Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Messages:
    209
    Likes Received:
    15
    Moneybookers. I would not use paypal at all. Way to much BS goes on with payments with paypal. Company is a flat out joke.