[AusNOG] Merchant facilities, card services closure, etc.
yaleman at ricetek.net
Wed Jul 27 16:36:30 EST 2016
Or hold your money because they failed to capture the data you
provided,then make a decision that you're an "untrusted" party when you
get a big payment, but let subsequent smaller payments through.
I wouldn't use them to accept money even if they were paying me
extra to do so.
On Wed, 27 Jul 2016, at 15:50, Robert Hudson wrote:
> If only Paypal didn't make people jump through ridiculous hoops in
> order to do business with them - other payment processing vendors
> manage not to be quite so flipping obtuse and hopeless.
> Or try to avoid their obligations under Australian Financial
> Services law.
> On 27 July 2016 at 15:45, Arron <arron at ezi-web.com.au> wrote:
>> Hi Ross,
>> We use Paypal Payflow for our merchant services. They have a website
>> function called Virtual Terminal which may do what you are after.
>> Basically you can enter the credit card data and process it on the
>> spot. You can use your own merchant account or a Paypal merchant
>> account too.
>> From: Ross Wheeler <ausnog at rossw.net>
>> Reply: Ross Wheeler <ausnog at rossw.net>>
>> Date: 27 July 2016 at 3:37:11 PM
>> To: ausnog at lists.ausnog.net <ausnog at lists.ausnog.net>>
>> Subject: [AusNOG] Merchant facilities, card services closure, etc.
>>> I'm guessing there's still a few of the "smaller" operators on
>>> this list.
>>> Had a (legit) call from my bank this morning, advising me that the
>>> ancient old "paper" system I've been using for 26 years will cease
>>> to exist in 2 months.
>>> Seems the "card services" group (run by the credit card institutions
>>> themselves, not by the banks) is shutting down. I don't have a huge
>>> number of credit card transactions each month, but more than enough
>>> that manually punching them into a phone or POS terminal just ain't
>>> gunna happen, and same for doing it a card at a painful time through
>>> some web interface.
>>> My old system used to simply spit out fully printed "merchant
>>> summary slips" that only needed folded and slipped into the provided
>>> envelope - no human interaction beyond a quick visual scan of each
>>> page (25 transactions per page).
>>> I just want a simple system where a card, and an amount, can be
>>> shot to "somewhere" and processed, ideally with a receipt/accepted
>>> or declined/rejected response. One at a time that can be automated,
>>> or a batch, I don't care. Real-time or offline, I don't
>>> particularly mind.
>>> I'm happy to change to (or open an additional facility with) another
>>> institution. I don't really care if it's a bank or not, as long as
>>> they're reputable, honest and easy to deal with while setting it up
>>> (and their fees are comparable with or less than I pay now <grin>).
>>> Anyone else facing the same problems? I don't want to go down the
>>> direct-debit route, the majority of my customers currently either
>>> send dead trees, or do EFT, it's just a few hundred cards that
>>> TIA RossW
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