Have you ever gone to a business ready to give them money only to be disappointed to see a “Cash Only” sign scribbled on a piece of cardboard taped to the counter? It’s costing them sales. If PayPal is the only way you are ready and willing to accept payments, you’re doing the same. You need to be ready to take credit card payments directly through the internet, by mail and over the phone. So, what’s the quick and easy solution? A good merchant account.
I can hear what you’re thinking, “Oh, Nate, but that sounds so scary . . . Only real businesses have merchant accounts . . . I don’t want a credit card processing machine on my desk . . . I don’t have a brick and mortar store . . . PayPal accepts credit cards and it’s good enough . . . Merchant accounts are expensive.” Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. It’s not scary, you don’t need a machine, you don’t need a physical location, PayPal is not good enough and I can show you where to get a free merchant account.
A good merchant account will allow you to accept credit card payments on the internet, on the phone, by fax, mail an in person. You can even schedule recurring payments.
Nate, “But I need PAY NOW buttons on my website. Isn’t PayPal the only place to get a PAY NOW button?” Of course, not. A good merchant account will also give you PAY NOW buttons that you can put on your website just like you can with PayPal.
Why am I so hyped up about this merchant accounts stuff? Well, my wife as a business that she’s been taking payments through a service like PayPal for years. It was working pretty well but the fees were high and when people called ready to pay her, she had to send them back to the internet to make the payment. The problem is, a good amount of the people calling her were not at their computers. Did she lose sales? Guaranteed. How many sales do you need to lose to make it worth being able to take a payment over the phone? For many businesses, it’s just 1. Now she takes payments however, and wherever, they want to give it to her.
What service to I personally use and recommend? The same service that all the top internet marketers in the world use, www.instantpowerpay.com. Check it out an get a free merchant account with no setup fees and 99.9% approved in 48 hours – no waiting.