Ive been looking all over for merchant accounts. Reading all this API documentation is making me crazy. So I figured I post here. This is what I need
Able to charge recurring
Able to charge a setup fee + the recurring fee for a transaction
Must have available API preferably some php code samples
Need a virtual terminal for call-in and manual transactions
I’ve been looking @ authorize. Nets API, and I don’t see where you can set a recurring monthly bill...
thanks for the help guys. ive been looking around at my options and i did fill out like 3 forms. 1 for charge.com and like 2 other ones. now i am getting emails from merchant providers with the pdf contract attached to the email even. i dont remember half of these payment processers. i dont know, i might have contacted a few more then i remember because it was an all nigher
I would avoid charge.com. I setup an account with them for a friend and they are just the middle man. The process they set them up with is horrible. The billing statements are terrible, they are so hard to read, it is just junk every where. I like to stick with a company that isn't a middle man, and Echo isn't. They own it all, you going direct. :-)
continue to read those terms, and take special note to the fine print... but one thing is true... ALL OF THIS WORK **WILL** PAY OFF! Don't lose hope.
A piece of advice: Unfortunately many merchant accounts that appear good value at first sight may contain a nasty sting tail when the bill arrives. These charges are in the small print of the merchant account agreement (READ THEM CAREFULLY). A typical example of this is the punitive discount rates In short, the devil is in the detail…
Perhaps that was of no help, NOR do i want to be against any third party accounts (each will have it's own thing [and they have to charge somewhere, sheesh, they wouldn't be in biz if they didn't). Just expect to put something up front in some cases. I have my own selection of ideas of who **I** would go with (but those are just good for *me*. Continue to do your hard work. If you want to find someone with no setup costs (but a hefty 8% return) would be hostcharge.com.
Looks like echo is going to be my choice. But I browsed the online developer documentation and I don’t see how to set a recurring billing. I want to be able to charge a 1 time setup fee and a recurring bill. Can that be accomplished?
Alos, does my company name show up on the credit card statements?
Yes, I bet it can be done if you have someone that can do the programming. Anything can be done, you just have to have the right person that knows what they are doing. Our programmer can do it probably, if you want me to get you a quote?
Yes, your company name and phone number will show up on the cc statement.