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Old 09-18-2013, 06:54 PM
mclarke mclarke is offline
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PayPal lets you send invoices or due "online" payments. I think its free if you do under 500 a month or something but I can not remember.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by bpallazza View Post
So far, no one has said anything about ACH or e-checks (direct debits from checking or savings) as a payment method. As was pointed out in this thread, as consumers we love to use credit cards because we get the rewards that businesses ultimately pay for via fees (unless you want to charge a processing fee...which is another can of worms).

Significantly cheaper than paying credit card processing, ACH fees typically run between $0.50 and $1.00 per transaction. Some companies charge a small variable fee (0.10%) for large transactions. All the customer does is give you a bank routing number and their account number.
Quickbooks does transactions when done so you don't have to enter data
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:45 AM
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Originally Posted by mclarke View Post
PayPal lets you send invoices or due "online" payments. I think its free if you do under 500 a month or something but I can not remember.
I have done over $2000/month in invoices and billing with paypal before. With their fiasco at the end of 2011 that all invoices went offline for days though (and dumbass me, was saving a local copy each time I made one), that made me witch to quickbooks for invoicing.

One other note on using paypal. When you issue an invoice (or do "request money") to someone, even though there is a "Don't have a paypal account" link to allow them to just enter their credit card without making a paypal account, here are some things to consider (from my direct experience):

1. If they attempt to pay with a credit card that is tied to (used as a funding method) an actual PayPal account, it will come back as "Declined", however will show as an "authorization" on their card. I was in the office with a client to witness, and after over half hour on the phone, found out the issue. They would not tell me, the client had to call in to paypal.

2. There is a limit PER card on payments, that is XX total charges or $XX,XXX total paid, whichever is reached first. (I forget actual numbers, I think it was 15 total charges, but forget $$ amount) After you hit that limit, they have to tie card to a paypal account to use it to pay you anymore with it. Again, another 1/2 hour worth of calls to get that one figured out.

Other than that, no problem with them [knock on wood]
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:01 PM
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We use pay pal but they do have their issues!
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:12 PM
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Figuring out how to do online bill pay is one of the many things on my to do list for this winter. It would be nice to have the option!
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:32 AM
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Try this
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:24 AM
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I use, i make the forms for me estimate requests, and i have one that integrates paypal billpay into my website once they click pay now it goes to paypal though. guess its close enough for now

Originally Posted by cardkid2331 View Post
What is the cheapest way to incorporate online bill pay into a website? I'm not new to web-building and eCommerce...that's actually my main business. I've just never had to add a customized bill pay for each customer. As far as I know, you can't do a "Bill Pay" service on an Ecommerce platform.

Here is my website now - - If I could do it like this, I would, but I don't see how.

Does anyone have any experience with this? I have a payment processor, but currently all checkout functions on my current website are through the hosting provider's secure checkout service. It's invisible to the buyer, but when they checkout, they are "no longer on my site" until they finish checkout. I'm wondering if there is a 3rd party bill pay system that I can just link to..


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