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Discussion in 'Payment Processing' started by ViciousSummer, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. ViciousSummer

    ViciousSummer Ayn Rand for President! Staff

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    #21
    That's the reason I finally made the switch. I was just getting too many people wanting to place orders from countries Paypal doesn't support.
    SEMrush
     
    ViciousSummer, Sep 12, 2005 IP
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    techbuzz Peon

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    #22
    Vicious - how do you handle international shipments as far as taxes/duties and the like go? I would like to ship internationally but my first glance at the UPS & FedEx indicated that I would need to fill out and submit forms for each country I wanted to ship to and get some sort of approval? And I've heard some bad stories here about international shipping and people not paying any extra fees they owe on their end. Maybe I'm making a mountain out of a molehill...
     
    techbuzz, Sep 12, 2005 IP
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    janetmorn Peon

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    I e-mail them and received an "e-mail does not exist" message back. I wanted to know if they accepted Canadian merchants. Has anybody else tried e-mailing them?
     
    janetmorn, Sep 12, 2005 IP
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    ViciousSummer Ayn Rand for President! Staff

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    #24
    You're making a mountain out of a molehill ;). 40% of my customers are international. Shipping internationally requires you to fill out a simple customs form and that's it.
     
    ViciousSummer, Sep 12, 2005 IP
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    ViciousSummer Ayn Rand for President! Staff

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    #25
    I've never emailed them, but I have used their "live support" and had my question answered within a couple of minutes.
     
    ViciousSummer, Sep 12, 2005 IP
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    janetmorn Peon

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    #26
    Sorry to intrude on this post but I just wanted to say that ViciousSummer is certainly correct here. I would say about 85% of my customers are international (located in the US), 10% are located overseas (mostly the UK, Hong Kong, Australia) and only about 5% are located domestically (Canada). We get a few here and there from South America as well.

    I have never felt it to be a pain shipping internationally. One form and *poof* you're done!

    The beauty of the internet is the ability to reach an international audience that hasn't been available to merchants in the past. Take advantage of it!
     
    janetmorn, Sep 12, 2005 IP
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  7. ViciousSummer

    ViciousSummer Ayn Rand for President! Staff

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    #27
    No intrusion at all :D (Welcome to the forums by the way!).

    Yes, if you are not shipping internationally, you are losing a lot of business!
     
    ViciousSummer, Sep 12, 2005 IP
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    #28
    Thank you ViciousSummer. :)
     
    janetmorn, Sep 12, 2005 IP
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    Corey Bryant Texan at Heart

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    #29
    Your personal credit history will not usually come into effect unless your monthly volume is over $30,000 a month.

    You can be any type of business (sole, LLC, ect). Most of the time, banks like the one Merchant Plus is using - Chase - has a partner with a merchant account provider (MAP). Chase is partnered with First Data. First Data is actually a transaction processor that owns LinkPoint. The gateways (LinkPoint, Verisign's Payflow Services, Authorizenet.com) actually use First Data to help process the transactions.

    If you are in the United States and you are expecting to do business with a United States MAP, here is a tip. At the bottom of their website on all pages it must state who they use / go go thru for the acquiring bank and ISO. If it does not, do not consider using them. Their website is not in compliance with Visa regs. And depending on how they are (re)selling the merchant accounts, you might even lose your merchant account.
     
    Corey Bryant, Sep 16, 2005 IP
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    monoblue Peon

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    #30
    Well when i look all of yours reviews I see it is good but i started to aply and I was disapointed :( they only support US countrys :(
     
    monoblue, Sep 27, 2005 IP
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    ViciousSummer Ayn Rand for President! Staff

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    Bummer! I was unaware of that.
     
    ViciousSummer, Sep 27, 2005 IP