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    Merchant Accounts (hostcharge, 2checkout, etc)

    Is there any payment companies simiar to hostcharge.com.
    No setup cost and only around 5% fee.

    2checkout is good but there's a $49 setup charge.

    anybody know any company without setup charge and under 6% fee? (with good reputation)

    thanks,

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    What do you expect? theres not much companys around offering no setup fee. Pay that little bit extra and you will be happy. $49 isn't so bad even I can afford that .

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    You pay for it either in the setup fee or in the transaction charge... your paying for it one way or ther other.
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    I would prefer to pay a one of setup fee, than have low transaction charges. But thats just my 2 cents
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    Try moneybookers.com they don't have any setup fee and their per transaction fee is low as well. I think they're UK based, I don't know how good they are tho`.


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    Re: Merchant Accounts (hostcharge, 2checkout, etc)

    Originally posted by gariben
    Is there any payment companies simiar to hostcharge.com.
    No setup cost and only around 5% fee.

    2checkout is good but there's a $49 setup charge.

    anybody know any company without setup charge and under 6% fee? (with good reputation)

    thanks,
    Depending on your monthly volume, a real merchant account might be a nice way to go compared to 3rd party merchants like those you listed above. Sure, you'll still have to pay a setup fee with most of them, but none of these 3rd party places come close to touching the rates in the 2.2% range that a real merchant account will give you. The savings in transaction fees will pay off big time in the long run....
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    stay away from 2checkout, even if it was free. They have made a payment to us off by $500 and they are ignoring us and not even responding to our emails. And no one is available for a phone conversation ever.

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    Sorry to hear, I thought I was the last one and that was 8 months ago.

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    Re: Re: Merchant Accounts (hostcharge, 2checkout, etc)

    Originally posted by genaldi

    Depending on your monthly volume, a real merchant account might be a nice way to go compared to 3rd party merchants like those you listed above. Sure, you'll still have to pay a setup fee with most of them, but none of these 3rd party places come close to touching the rates in the 2.2% range that a real merchant account will give you. The savings in transaction fees will pay off big time in the long run....
    Absolutely right, for all those based in the US where merchant accounts seem to be given away with every Big Mac. For the rest of us, such as me in the UK, this is simply not a viable option.

    I would have suggested Charge.com as a good solution. I applied several days ago, after they told me on the phone that a UK business was not a problem. After failing to mail me the forms, they finally admitted that all non-US applicants should instead go to http://www.charge.com/international/. Guess who this turns out to be? 2checkout.com. Hmmph. They are *both* crossed off my list now.
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    Re: Re: Re: Merchant Accounts (hostcharge, 2checkout, etc)

    Originally posted by Zolotek


    Absolutely right, for all those based in the US where merchant accounts seem to be given away with every Big Mac. For the rest of us, such as me in the UK, this is simply not a viable option.

    I would have suggested Charge.com as a good solution. I applied several days ago, after they told me on the phone that a UK business was not a problem. After failing to mail me the forms, they finally admitted that all non-US applicants should instead go to http://www.charge.com/international/. Guess who this turns out to be? 2checkout.com. Hmmph. They are *both* crossed off my list now.
    Thanks for this information. Charge com was simply an affiliate attempting to make $$ off of signups. Your comment here led me to investigate and close his account.

    We have no affiliation with charge.com and they had no authority to replicate our services. This looks like it was simply a scam for charge.com to collect referral fees.

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    TomD,

    1) How come your representatives are always busy when we call the number you provided.

    2) How come you never answer to any of the voice messages we leave ?

    3) How come you never respond to any emails or tickets once they get a bit technical ?

    4) Why do you ignore clients. ?

    Its been a week now !!!

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    What good merchant account providers are there?

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    ikellen:

    If you want your own merchant account and not a third party processor, we LOVE www.echo-inc.com .
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    good luck getting an answer Sina...even though he JUST posted in this thread...
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    The third party processors seem to always have some kind of restrictions, whether they be recurring billing (although revecom does this) or being able to enter in phone orders. I've never used revecom or 2checkout, although I know of a lot of people who have. I guess it comes down to some people liking their services, while others don't.
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