I just did a check on the 2checkout terms. What is 5.5% of Sale Amount ? Do they really ask for 5.5 % of what you sell ?? This is pure robbery!
Yep, its pretty expensive, however, CCNow, MultiCards, Beanstream are 4.75% to 5% anyways.
Beanstream has a $40 monthly fee, take 4.75% and a 70c transaction cost.
For us Canucks you also have Internetsecure, optimalpayments and moneris but I don't have pricing info from them yet (you have to contact them) ... and I wouldn't be surprised if they have monthly fees as well.
The low cost alternatives are: paypal at 2.9% and $.30 OR
perhaps Nova/Costco at 2% and $.27 (I haven't verified if this is really available in Canada yet)
It would be nice if google checkout or paypal websites pro was available for their indepth but they aren't.
If you have anybody else that us Canucks can use, please tell us.
Its always a bit problematic to obtain service for a limited period of time, or one time event. Usually you are signing a multi-year merchant agreement carrying monthly and termination fees. Whatever provider you go with, you'll want to factor that in.