Verisign as middle man for online web purchase

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mismoboy
Verisign as middle man for online web purchase

Anyone here have a website that uses Verisign to do real money transactions? I just need to know the steps to do it; so that I can do one for my site. How much does Verisign charge? Thanks in advance.

   

   

Almost Evil
Re: Verisign as middle man for online web purchase

 Verisign is an SSL certificate provider. If you are looking for an online billin system, you have several choices (depending what you are selling)

Some of the easiest are google checkout and paypal.

CCbill, Epoch, Verotel are all very trusted billing services too.

No matter who you use, you will be looking at paying fees ranging for 9-18%, and it depends on what you are using them for.

If you are setting up a merchant style account thru CCBill or Epoch, you will have to pay a $750 start up fee to register with visa (if you are in the US) If you are in the EU, theres no visa fees,  but MasterCard charges a $1000 set up fee.

Verotel is EU based, so theres no Visa fees if you are in the US, but there IS a mastercard fee.

If you want to provide more details about what you are trying to use it for, I can help more.

 

"If lightning strikes twice, I dont want to be standing next to you! "

mismoboy
Re: Verisign as middle man for online web purchase

Thanks for the response so far, my buddy and I got spaces for lease and we want our tenants to pay on-line. If the rent will range anywhere from $800 to $2000 per month, I think the 9-18% is OK. But I guess they can just mail me a check in the mail and I won't pay any fees right. So I guess I kinda answered my own question. But I know that tenants tend to pay late and on-line was a way to make it easy for them. Can I use both services? Are Google Checkout and PayPal cheaper than the other three? Also, what is the easiest? Meaning, what is the easiest to setup? I want to set up a form and let the billing service do the rest, after my tenants click submit. Is that how it works?

Think Green.

Almost Evil
Re: Verisign as middle man for online web purchase

 You'll have to speak with an accountant about that. Also, youd have to check with each individual service regarding their laws about real estate lease/sales online. You might be better off buying a merchant account through Bank Of America or one of the big banks. I thought you were opening an internet-based store of some sort. You really need to get some professional advice about this :)

 

"If lightning strikes twice, I dont want to be standing next to you! "

mismoboy
Re: Verisign as middle man for online web purchase

I got another venture related to an Internet on-line store, I guess I will ask you again when that time comes.

Thanks.

Think Green.

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