Merchantinc.com – Another PayPal alternative. Offering merchant accounts, card terminals, virtual terminals and all the other things that most merchant processing services offer. Never heard of them before they claim to be “The #1 PayPal alternative” so if you’re interested have a look into the and there services.
Link : www.merchantinc.com/
transferGo – Is another one of those international money transfer services, claims to be cheap compared to the rest has some nice little charts and things, are UK based (gives a London address) has there FSA numbers and HMRC numbers all listed which is nice for a change. There main claim to fame is there speed, guaranteeing next day completion. Have a look if you need it.
Link : transfergo.com/en/home
Stumbled across another money transfer service, could be a option if you can’t use PayPal. WorldRemit.com‘s website seems to have a date of 2012 and they claim to service over 100 countries, and seem to have won a award called “Best Money transfer company for Europe 2012” which would be quite a feat considering how many 100’s of services there are all across the EU. They are registered with the FSA (see here) and actually give a full London business address so that’s a big plus.
Site : www.worldremit.com/en/home
FSA : www.fsa.gov.uk/register/psdFirmBasicDetails.do?sid=292956
bitbargain.co.uk – Bitcoin market for UK users, not alot I can say about bitcoins really, sure you can use them as a alternative to PayPal and other traditional payment methods which would be awesome for sellers no more stupid chargebacks and negative balances, but at this present time even with things getting easier theirs just not alot of people who do normal shopping with them, anyhow take a look if your into that kind of thing.
flooting.com – Was made aware of this site this morning via a message. It’s a eBay alternative which is working in London at the moment but will be expanding world wide soon. A different approach to payments is the use of a points system in place of money so no more payment processor issues (PayPal begone!). I am not sure how the points thing works exactly but its a start. The site basically bills itself as a clear out your house kind of thing, just normal people trading things like how eBay started out before it got ruined anyway take a look.
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 $15/£9 but for what you get if you put in the work thats a fair deal especially in regards to the hosting and templates alone.
Full features : www.shopify.com/website
Lucky Money (US or UK) – Is a payment transfer site for people wanting to transfer/send money to the Philippines or Mexico (US site only?). They have been around since 1991 and have many offices in the US and 1 I found in the UK. They only seem to transfer money to 2 places though from anywhere else. They accept credit cards and bank transfer. They have a door to door delivery service which claims to get your money to the other side in less than 6hrs. Might be worth a look if you’re in need of there very specialised services.
UK site = www.luckymoney.co.uk
US site = www.luckymoney.com
swapagift.com – Is a site which deals in the buying, selling & trading of unwanted giftcards for cash. You can either mail them you card for a payment (cant find much info on how) or go into one of their partner stores selectable by state (there US based) for instant cash payouts. Theres no info on the rates per card/$ value I think you would have to phone them to check first. Worth a look though if you’re just wanting cash and in a hurry.
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.
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.