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    Hi,

    I wish to know what my options are accepting credit cards for my fledgling web design business.

    So far I use snail mail for payments from customers, but it takes time and sometimes frustration on the customers end as they wait for their check to be cleared to get their site started.

    What are the cheapest, most reliable and secure options (or what's the range)? Is it easy to do and what are the steps?

    How would I incorporate the payment system into my FP site?

    Warm regards
    Herman
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    By accepting credit cards, you will lose a percentage of your sale. This ranges from around 2.2%-9%. If you are doing big ticket items such as a $10,000 website, you could easily be paying your credit card company $500. If you are sellling less expensive products, then it makes sense for CC's.

    Some possible solutions:
    CCNOW
    Revecom* we use them
    PayPal
    iBill
    Instabill
    WorldPay
    Darren Herman

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    It does make it easier to take deposits for work to be done.
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    personaly I prefer PayPal! I use it for the way you want to! This is the easiest, and the cheapest way to accept CC!
    It costs you nothing to set up an account with thyem! no monthly fees, plus their comissions are pretty low.
    Lots of customers have PP accounts, and even if they don't, it is easy to convinince them to fill up the form and make PP payment!

    Andy
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