Thank you for your question. Sorry to hear about your problems with
your current shopping cart provider. I saw your previous question and
am aware of your situation. From my experience, 2CheckOut.com and
PayPal have an excellent track record, and they provide the services
you are looking for - namely, payment handling and shopping cart
services. All transactions are handled securely using SSL (the https
protocol). You do not need to set up a merchant account since they
will play that role for you. Their shopping cart systems are very easy
to set up and will easily "plug in" to your existing website. Here are
more details on each :
2CheckOut.com credit card processing services accounts merchant
accounts for internet businesses
- No Waiting Weeks, Start Selling 3 Minutes from Now Through
- No Term Contracts!
- No Equipment or Software Needed!!
- Easy to Use Plug N Play Code!
- Simple Fee Structure
- Sell 24 - 7
- Sell to Anyone, Anywhere in the World!
- Sell Products or Services, Just about
- Recurring Billing Supported!
- Works with Existing Shopping Carts
- Instant Sales Notification!
- State of the Art Fraud Detection
- Great for Simple or Complex Sites
- Comprehensive Account Management Tools
- Safety and Security
- $49 Setup Fee
- $0.45 per Transaction
- 5.5% of Transaction Amount
- 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
- No Application Fees!
- No Monthly Fees!!
- No Statement Fees
- No Leases!!
- No Maximums or Minimums
- Use Our Secure Server FREE!
- No fees for ACH deposits to US or participating Canadian bank
- FREE Check Payment or Low Cost Wire to Non US Bank Accounts
- FREE Shopping Cart!
- FREE Code For Your Site
- FREE Online Tech Support!
" Selling electronic goods is a piece of cake with 2CheckOut.
Step 1 - You specify the description, price, etc. of the electronic
goods you want to sell.
Step 2 - Automated routines create links for you to add to your site.
Step 3 - Buyers click on the link, fill out their payment information
and 2CheckOut deposits the money into your account and routes them to
your download area. "
Free Plug-n-play Cart
Free Perl Shopping Cart
Third Party Carts
Frequently Asked Questions
PayPal - Sell Online
" Accept instant, secure payments from anyone with a credit card or
- Sell via auctions, websites, marketplaces or email
- No set up or monthly fees
- Low transaction fees (as low as 2.2% + $0.30 per transaction)
- Instant availability of funds
- Proven fraud and chargeback protection
- Reliable customer service
- International payments from 38 countries
- Convenient HTML interface for simple site integration
- Trusted by over 3 million businesses
- Processed $6 billion as of March 31, 2002 "
PayPal - Shopping Cart
What is it?
When you use PayPal's free Shopping Cart on your website, your
customers can purchase multiple items with a single payment, browse
your entire selection, and view a consolidated list of all their items
before purchasing. The Shopping Cart is a low-cost way for you to
accept credit card and bank account payments, and can be fully
integrated with your website in a few easy steps.
What are the benefits?
Save time and money with PayPal's hassle-free Shopping Cart:
- Easy to implement - no CGI scripting necessary
- No up-front costs - you'll have the same low fee schedule used when
you receive other PayPal payments
- Sell with ease - PayPal maintains detailed transaction records on
- Improve buyer experience - with customizable buttons and secure
payments, happy customers become repeat customers
PayPal - Creating a Dynamic Storefront Using the PayPal Shopping Cart
"The PayPal Shopping Cart technology allows developers to easily
create E-Commerce for their clients without many of the hassles
associated with traditional shopping carts, such as, Credit Card
Merchant Accounts, costly setup fees, design inflexibility, and many
other headaches a developer can run into when developing a simple web
store system for a client. The PayPal system is based on a form driven
questionnaire that asks the merchant specific information about a
product they would like to sell such as, the product name, the price,
product ID and more. After completing the form and submitting it, the
PayPal system generates a simple piece of code for developers to
insert into their pages and the product is then available to purchase
without any further modification."
These are currently the best options available, from my current
experience. I hope this helps you in solving your problem. If you need
further information or clarification, please ask for a Request For
Clarification and I would be more than happy to assist you further
until you are happy with the answer. Thank you for using Google
Answers and have a great day (or night).
Clarification of Answer by
21 Nov 2002 09:22 PST
Sorry to hear about 2Checkout's response. As for PayPal, I want to ask
you - what kind of programming resources do you have? i.e. are you a
programmer or do you have any programmers working for you? Because
even though you need to set up a separate account with PayPal, all you
need to do is to populate their signup form with personal data from
your database, so the process is quite seamless and hassle-free. There
are technical manuals on their site on how to do this, and most
programmers will find it a straightforward process. So for your
customers it's pretty much a one-time registration on your site, and
then a pre-populated PayPal registration form with minimum hassle.
Keep in mind that there is a sacrifice you have to pay for not having
your own merchant account. In this case, since PayPal is playing that
role for you, your customers have to sign up with them too. As far as
I am aware, this is the best tradeoff available.
In any case let me know if this is workable, if not, then let me know
and I'll see what else I can find. Let me know!
Clarification of Answer by
21 Nov 2002 11:11 PST
Here's another service worth checking out :
" Cardservice International® is an industry leader in credit card
processing for traditional and Internet businesses. We offer merchants
competitive pricing, customer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
in 140 languages and dialects, and one of the largest credit card
fraud, loss prevention and chargeback departments in the industry.
Why Cardservice International? Cardservice International provides the
expertise and reliability to enable merchants to accept credit cards,
debit cards and checks. From the establishment of a merchant account
to our technologically sophisticated LinkPoint Secure Payment Gateway,
Cardservice provides a one-stop shop for all types of transaction
Get a Merchant Account Sign up today! Applying for a Cardservice
International merchant account is easy. We boast a 98% merchant
application approval rate, and accounts are generally approved in two
business days. Complete our Merchant Inquiry form and a Cardservice
International representative will contact you within one business day.
Clarification of Answer by
25 Nov 2002 12:24 PST
Wow! Congratulations that 2CheckOut has accepted your site. I took a
look at your site, and went to the Order Now (no.6) link. I found 3
buttons, Save Changes, Continue Shopping, and Save & Check Out. The
first two don't seem to work, and could be redundant - you might want
to have them removed. When I click on Save Changes, it says I have no
items in my cart, even with the default "1" item in the cart. When I
click on Continue Shopping, the internal frame loads up the menu, so
in effect I see the left menu twice surrounding a blank page. It only
works when I click on the 3rd button, Save & Check Out. Everything
else looks good from that point on. Hope your business is doing well!