I run a small web hosting business for my client I design websites for.
A challenge I face right now is getting clients to pay every year. Normally I send them an invocie and I have to call them jsut to get them to pay... Sometimes I need to suspend their account... It's painful
Does anyone know of a better way of getting clients to pay? Aren there any companies where I can enetr the clients CC details and it will bill them every year?
There are several services that will allow you to set up yearly billing. If money is an issue, 2checkout.com would probably be the cheapest solution. Do a search for billing solutions and you'll find more posts than you want to read.
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that isnot true. I use paypal on my site and it is more transparent if you use the paypal api. Also paypal allows you to accept credit cards from non-paypal members. 2checkout actually does require the person to fill out a form and sign up but more transparent. However 2checkout is more expensive and doe not handle subscription payments well.
WorldPay.com is what we currently use and is an excellent system and extremely reliable, we have enabled the pre-auth option to reduce the chances of fraud payments getting through.
The operation works great and even outlines all the issues involved if a payment for some reason fails during the charging cycle. The client has access to his WorldPay.com account and is able to adjust any settings related to his subscription through there and cancel should he/she need to.
I would highly recommend this system, and as its automated, it will bill your clients without you having to continue chasing matters up until there was an issue with the payment, or if it failed to bill the credit card the client had initially used.
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