This article is mainly intended for those of you that are just getting your new small or home based business up and running. So first of all, congratulations on taking a big step! You’re stepping out on faith to make a big difference in your future, and I wish you the best of luck! But I want to approach a very important topic that you’ll need to have figured out before you get started: how to accept credit card payment.
I remember I launched a website once and I didn’t have my merchant account set up yet. I honestly wasn’t expecting to get an order as quickly as I did, but I still should have been prepared to accept credit cards. Don’t let this simple mistake happen to you!
I’m not saying that you have to have your merchant account set up at the same time that you do other preliminary stuff, but you do need to have it up and running before you launch your business to the public.
Here’s a tip you can use to make the most out of your merchant account: make sure to shop around for one with the best rates. Look at how much they’re going to charge you for things like setup fees, per transaction fees, etc. Get the best deal you can find.
The other thing to be aware of is that you may not even need a machine to accept credit cards. If you are going to be taking orders at your place of business you’ll need to have one. Otherwise, you’ll just need to have a merchant gateway to process credit cards online at your computer.
I know this is a very small step to getting your business up and running, but you’ll be hurting quickly if you can’t accept credit card payment for your orders!
|Hi, this is Néstor Pabón I'm just a regular "Joe" who discovered internet marketing back in 2004, and by 2005 had replaced my day time job pay check, and doubled it by mid 2006. If you liked this article and would like me to share with you how I make my living online subscribe to my Newsletter for more tips and "insider" strategies.|