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Timmy Wimmy

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  • Birthday 03/11/1985

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    Tim Porter
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    Preston - .uk
  1. Thank you for your help folks. Protx looks to be good, it's cheaper than what I was expecting!
  2. Hi, I have several customers who I run hosting/websites for. Whenever any of them want ecommerce software (currently only two) I always install oscommerce for them. Without exception they are always happy with it and as payment methods they use COD and cheque payments and I usually help them configure the PayPal IPN as this is normally good enough for their needs. I have a meeting scheduled with a potential customer next week and I have a feeling that I'm going to try and talk them out of using one of the expensive commercial ecommerce packages and into using oscommerce or something similar if they dont like osc. I think that my main problem in convincing them is going to be my lack of knowledge on the workings of merchant accounts, to the best of my knowledge the customer is still in the process of registering their business/domain and I dont believe that they have a bank account yet. What I need to know is are there any UK banks that provide merchant services (online and offline as the customer is setting up a bricks+mortar store as well) for which there are OSC payment modules availiable. Or, is there a standard for this kind of thing where all banks use the same standard and there is a payment module for this? I am not very familiar with this as I don't actually run a store for myself (it's something im considering) and I take all my own payments through my paypal business account (which, for the record, I've never had any problems with). I don't have my own merchant account so I need some information so I can speak confidently to my customer about this and talk them out of shelling out some silly fee for something they don't need. Any help and advice on the matter would be much appreciated!