Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I got an decent answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could help you..
I use WorldPay - there is also a contrib made for WorldPay..
There is currently a debate going on in General chat about the merits of PayPal vs. other processors. I won't start the war again up here but suffice it to say that some may view you as amateur and small-time if you.
Use PayPal and not a 'proper' processor..
The general consensus seemed to be that you should offer both to give your customers a choice. There were also statistics bandied about that, given the choice, 9/10 customers prefer Whiskas..
No no, sorry, I meant given the choice, 9/10 customers choose another cc processor over PayPal. (Arrgghh - too much ITV!!).
Or something like that anyway...
Unless you are planning to be doing all your business through ebay, I support what Julie says from my own iPage website statstics (UK-based but selling worldwide). 85% choose Worldpay 10% Paypal 5% Cash or cheque...
Don't forget Nochex (www.nochex.com) and moneybookers (www.moneybookers.com).
Both are very similar to paypal,.
Nochex is more for UK based customers and guarantees the payments you have received..
Moneybookers is more international than Nochex as offers support in many languages..
Again, moneybookers guarantees the payments you have received..
Nochex is coming with oscommerce as a standard, and moneybookers can be downloaded from the contributions..
Those may be additional solutions without having to pay monthly subscription fees.
All the best.
PS- I personally use all of those, but don't actually know anybody who uses moneybookers..
I forgot to include Nochex 0%.
Natwest fastpay is another cheapo option that is perhaps slightly better accepted...
What about if you want to accept payment by methods other than credit card? i.e. credit card, SMS, premium rate phone...
Who's best for that stuff? Worldpay and ProtX don't seem to offer this ? .
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Does anyone have an answer to this last question please?.
No-one was able to give me any guidance I'm afriad, Nik...
My own research shows that there isn't an easy answer. The only people I could find to offer an 'integrated platform' in England were BT and I'm presuming they will be expensive. It looks that really, you're best just finding the best-of-breed in each of the two areas of credit cards and telecoms charging..
IMHO for credit cards use Worldpay if you need it quick and don't have time to get a merchant account, and Protx if that doesn't apply. For telecoms (SMS, premium rate) charging there's Opera and loads of others ..
Hope this helps...
I'm sure this has been asked many times before, have tried the search option but can't find anything specific enough...
I'm designing an oscommerce iPage site for a uk based business hoping to sell worldwide and I'm trying to find a list of reasonable payment processors.. ie. worldpay or paypal sort of idea..
Maybe some of you could post info on who you use and your opinions??.
Thanks in advance for any advice!..
I use PayPal and have had no problems with the payment process. There is a contribution to enable osCommerce to work with PayPal IPN which makes the whole process easier to manage..
One thing I will mention though, is that I get the odd customer (about 1 in 200) that for whatever reason refuses to use PayPal..
Apart from that I can highly recommend them...