volusion.co.uk – Is a online ecommerce all in one platform type setup for making your online store, they handle your payments, hosting, site design (seems to templates available), marketting (including SEO?). They also provide SSL certificates and a fraud score order protection thing.
Pricing : www.volusion.co.uk/hosting-plans-pricing/
Services : www.volusion.co.uk/ecommerce-services/
Shopify.com – Is a online complete ecommerce platform, they basically take care of everthing for you hosting, templates, layouts, marketting (SEO), a huge choice of payment gateways (the site claims 70+ with SSL and VISA security). These kind of platforms have come a long way in the last few years. There is a monthly fee I think there site mentioned it was from $15/£9 but for what you get if you put in the work thats a fair deal especially in regards to the hosting and templates alone.
Full features : www.shopify.com/website
Square Up from Square Inc – A payment processor who specialises in mobile payments on Iphone (IOS), Android and other smart phones. The will send you a mobile card reader for free which judging by the pic just plugs into the phone allowing you to swipe cards and take payments on the spot, perfect for trade shows/markets and the like. The fees seem low at 2.75% per swipe and nothing else on top and with next day deposits it seems good.
Chargify.com – A payment processor who specilaises in subscription, recurring payments, trial period payments for your products. Has custom made sign up pages (think those ebook sales pages), they have a API, support mobile payments has Quickbooks integration. They process your credit card payments direct from your site and manage the whole thing. I think there services are most suited to digitally delivered goods ebooks, games, apps those kind of things.
Stripe.com – “Payments for developers” is a web based payment gateway system for developers of ecommerce sites and any other sites that require a gateway adding on. There service is more geared towards a programmer making sites or web apps for someone. They have a API thats available in different languages. They offer direct payment of transactions into your bank account so thats a plus.
BIPS – Another Bitcoin payment processor this time based in Denmark, usual features bank transfers, card payments and the ability to buy, sell and transfer bitcoins into other currencies Site says they have been around 5yrs. They also offer mobile payments and shopping cart plugins and addons for ecommerce sites.
Bitpagos.co – A payment processor who specialises in BitCoin payments. A PayPal for bitcoins basically. Has support for mobile payments over mobile phones, I presume via some kind of app. The major advantage of bitcoin transactions is they cannot be charged back something which PayPal transactions can all the time.
Intuit – A PayPal alternative that offers a bit more than would normally be required of a payment processor. Intuit offer a whole finance, tax, payroll accounting system maybe more of use for business but on the personal side offer merchant accounts, mobile payment system and some other features.
Authipay – A PayPal alternative that seems to be marketed more to business users. They offer virtual terminals, online payment gateway, credit/debit card processing. Might be a option for your business.
A PayPal alternative called Instamojo a payment processor that specializes in processing payments for digital delivered goods like downloadable software, ebooks, music. PayPal is very iffy on the whole digital download thing. So if that is the type of product your selling take a look.
Another merchant account provider and alternative to PayPal, I think there UK based, they also offer free prepaid virtual visas to there users and a real one so a big plus there.
Worth a look? A festering dead squirrel is worth a look after looking at PayPal!
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