What is the best way to collect payments?

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  1. Simas9

    Simas9 Elite Member

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    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.
     
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    Authorize.net for me.

    But I have used 2CO for some ecommerce projects as well and like it...
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    +1 for 2co although it is not listed as long as you sell legit goods not replicas.
     
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    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?
     
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    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
     
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    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).
     
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    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.
     
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    PayPal are easy to use and have a good API that's fairly easy to work with in PHP.
     
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    Moneybookers. I would not use paypal at all. Way to much BS goes on with payments with paypal. Company is a flat out joke.