Internet Marketing – The Importance of Accepting Credit Card Payments on Your Site
Just about anyone selling merchandise online (digital or physical), knows about PayPal; a secure online account that anyone can open for free and that would protect your personal information when making payments online. However, as an online merchant you probably know or should know that over 90% of the sales made online are still made with credit cards.
Do not make the mistake of accepting payments only through PayPal. If you do, you are losing a lot of sales every week. You need to have a credit card payment option on your website, and it needs to be as easy as a PayPal payment option for your customers choosing to pay with this form of payment. You definitely want to have a website which accepted credit card payments when you are selling a product that is not meant for online marketers, because your customers will most likely not have a PayPal account. There is a very easy way to do this, and you can do it from two very reliable online sites which are, ClickBank and PayPal.
In the case of ClickBank the service used to be free, but there is now a onetime fee of $ 49.95 to set up your automatic credit card payment system. Once you've paid the onetime fee, a standard small percentage commission does apply on each sale. The other site that can help you is PayPal itself. Yes, PayPal does take credit card payments as well as PayPal payments. On the other hand, they will allow you to install a payment button for free. All you need to have is a PayPal account. Once you do, you just need to follow the directions for installing a merchant Payment's button and it will be done in 5 minutes.
PayPal will also charge you a small percentage fee on each sale that you make through their button. If you sell products online, and do not have a credit card payment button available on your website for your customers, you are losing sales every day. It is fast and easy to install such a system. Do not lose any more money and make sure that you allow your customers to pay for your product with a credit card.