Originally Posted by $$maker
I usually sell virtual terminals at $15.00 a month with a $5.00 service fee that is the average cost plus percentage of the sale.
Since you are not processing I'm sure your being hit with a monthly minimum usually they are $25.00
There are check guarantee services that you can utilize but they usually have higher percentage rates.
I do have a program where you can process debit cards with a 0% of the sale only paying $1.50 for the transaction fee, $1.00 batch fee, $5.00 monthly service fee and a $15.00 monthly minimum
you just need to explore your options there are a lot of payment options out there right now feel, free to message me if you have any question.
To make your customers feel feel more comfortable maybe you can have some kind of signed contact that you can supply them promising merchandise will be delivered a certain amount of days after you receive payment.
I do have a First Data virtual terminal and I would like to be able to use it, but at the moment one of the things that is severely holding me back is in developing good policies that I can apply relating to all of my SMC stuff so that customers know as to where I stand on things without offending them at all.
I also want them to feel safe and secure about anything that they order from me as if I had the money and my bank account was in the positive, then I would have no problem sending them out the stuff that they ordered at all.
Obviously SMC expects to get paid for any products that I order through them and at first everything would have to be on a dropship basis until I got enough money coming in, in which I could buy the products from them directy.
If I could do that and if I could find other products then I could sell both the SMC products and anything else that I might find through places like flea markets and through my own website as well.
Eventually as I have enough money, then I could setup a webstore through eBay and I could also be selling through eBay in auctions as well.
One of the things that I got into a long time ago was an adult website company in which I was just supposed to market the content. That lead my neighbor to suggest that I sell things like lingerie online and I know that is not a bad idea as I know that women tend to make up over 80% of the market share and I would love to be able to tap that market.
During my studies of everything and in my attempts to market the adult website I started getting very interested in things like SEO and website development and lately I have been reading books relating to those subjects and I have even been talking with a guy online that is from Florida who says that he can help me to create my website.
At the moment we are at the point in which in order for either of us to go anywhere with it I would have to pay about $60 dollars for a domain name registration and webhosting and at the moment that is not possible because I only have about $10.00 dollars to my name in cash and my bank account is in the negative and that is not to mention that my rent is due very soon.
I have been trying to sell things on Craigslist and Backpage, but so far I have not gotten any real positive responses from it all and as a result that has me very, very worried about everything.