A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, it's easier for people to discover it if you choose a great title for your thread.
Total Members: 297,048
Currently Running With Scissors:
465 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: website payment methods  (Read 1001 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
harruko
Offline Offline

Posts: 46
Joined: 12-Aug-2004

kitten caniptions


View Profile WWW
« on: October 24, 2004 03:26:58 AM »

hey everyone, i was wondering if anyone could give me some advice.

i'm thinking of having a website to sell my wares and various other items down the track, and living in australia, paypal is not very adaptable here.. at least i don't think it is.
basically, i would like advice on what types of payment methods there are out there, if anyone from australia could help me out that'd be great in particular, but as i plan to ship overseas as well, i would also love some advice from people who know about flexible international methods too.
all advice is welcome, as i am a complete novice. @_@
THIS ROCKS   Logged

we are all made of stars
Vilyariel
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2004 04:23:39 AM »

heya!
I am also in Australia.
I signed up for Paymate... havent had any sales yet, so i don't know if it works, but i guess, try it anyway?
http://www.paymate.com.au -- people dont even need to sign up to send money to you...just ask them to go to 'paymate express'.

You could also accept western union money orders, theyre international. preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'www.westernunion.com.au')

Hope this helps!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

----------------------------------------------------------------------
ars gratia artis.
harruko
Offline Offline

Posts: 46
Joined: 12-Aug-2004

kitten caniptions


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2004 02:33:34 AM »

thankyou so much, i havent worked with weastern union before, though i did consider it an option, but i've never heard of paymate, i'll go check it out. ^^

direct deposite and such works in aus right?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

we are all made of stars
sarah_1980
tallpoppycraft.com
Offline Offline

Posts: 125
Joined: 31-Mar-2004

tallpoppycraft.com :: Tall Poppy Craft Products


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2004 03:31:50 PM »

harruko,

I'm in Australia also. PayPal is the best option for what you need (the shopping cart admittedly isn't very adaptable but having an account is a necessity). If you really want to go with PayMate then have this optin available as well as direct depsoit but if you want to be able to accept payments internationally then PayPal is a must have. I can help you more about this if you like just PM me. By the way, Western Union is a big no no - your customers will have to pay to use this service!

Sarah
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Sarah
http://www.tallpoppycraft.com
Tall Poppy Craft Products :: Handbag & Purse Making Supplies
harruko
Offline Offline

Posts: 46
Joined: 12-Aug-2004

kitten caniptions


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2004 06:33:00 AM »

i have an account with paypal, i think, i have a friend who said he'd show me how to set it up with  a bank card because i hear in aus it's kind of techinical.

only problem is, i really don't know if it's worth it, would americans and people from overseas in general shop at my place?

eee... it's making my head hurt just thinking about it..

on a side note, i saw your site the other day.. and think i shall be shopping there soon, it's so hard to find bulk magnetic snaps where i am @_@ lol
THIS ROCKS   Logged

we are all made of stars
ookpik
Offline Offline

Posts: 675
Joined: 22-Mar-2004

everything is so neat!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2004 12:14:45 PM »

unless you are marketing directly to aussies, you'll likely have americans shopping at your site: they still make up a large proportion of internet users and shoppers. recent stats:
http://www.clickz.com/stats/big_picture/geographics/article.php/3427141

on paypal as essential:
http://a.wholelottanothing.org/2004/10/paypal_becoming

but, i think it is important to have an alternative to paypal as well. once your bank account or credit card gets associated with paypal, you can't pay through paypal without logging into your account, even if you've cancelled your account. so that can leave some customers hooped.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

There's no such thing as too much information, so: All About My Vagina
sarah_1980
tallpoppycraft.com
Offline Offline

Posts: 125
Joined: 31-Mar-2004

tallpoppycraft.com :: Tall Poppy Craft Products


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2004 01:41:51 PM »

harruko, if you already have a PayPal account then there's no need to sign up again! If you have PayPal available on your site as a payment option then as ookpik said, you will get the US using PayPal as PayPal uses, among others, US dollars. Have direct deposit for Aussies and PayPal for US/international.

As PayPal's shopping cart is not particularly adaptable for different shipping zones and different items, you might want to look at http://www.mals-e.com for a shopping cart. A lot of people use this shopping cart and I think its very useful.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Sarah
http://www.tallpoppycraft.com
Tall Poppy Craft Products :: Handbag & Purse Making Supplies
harruko
Offline Offline

Posts: 46
Joined: 12-Aug-2004

kitten caniptions


View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2004 02:50:12 PM »

um... i still had a question... um....

oh! is it free to have paypal and the like and stuff? does it start costing when people start to transfere money? or any little hidden bits?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

we are all made of stars
Kuruku
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2004 06:48:01 PM »

Hi Harruko, I think a certain percentage may goes to Paypal when people start paying /you/, but if you're just using it to buy things online then it's free.

Also - has anyone heard of XROST? It's an online payment method where you buy prepaid 'cards' in increments of 10/15/20 etc. It seems very user friendly and oddly enough, some sites accept it but do not accept paypal. Luckily you can actually put money onto your prepaid XROST card with Paypal.

One thing that struck me as odd on the site though is that you don't have to read or agree to a terms and conditions prior to signing up, which makes me a little suspicious. BUT if you just use your paypal account with it, then I guess there's not way of them ripping you off.

The site is www.xrost.com if anyone wants to check it out.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

ookpik
Offline Offline

Posts: 675
Joined: 22-Mar-2004

everything is so neat!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2004 12:31:52 AM »

harruko, paypal charges a fee to the person receiving money, but for small amounts of transactions it is much cheaper than paying for a merchant account to process credit cards yourself. at some point, it makes financial sense to switch over.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

There's no such thing as too much information, so: All About My Vagina
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
4 Summer Style Tips
Does Wearing Red Make You Sexier?
Jennifer Lopez Inspired Elegant Updo Hair Tutorial
How to Apply Summer Makeup
Hottest Summer Beauty And Style Secrets
Latest Blog Articles
August 20, 2014 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Faux Cross Stitch Sweatshirt
More Great Crafts Using Cardboard Tubes

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.