How can I update my website to accept money?

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 How can I update my website to accept money?

In today's world of COVID-19 cash flow into your business is critical. Even though you may have money in the back today, as time lags on and your customers have harder financial times ahead, you can expect your cash flow to decrease. You may also be putting off bills much longer. So, you need a way to be open 24/7 to receive payments quickly. Website are ideal for accepting credit card and ACH payments. Learn the different methods for accepting payment.

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Michael Kramer has helped over 800 local small businesses and nonprofits be successful with their website and Internet presence. He speaks to small groups throughout the year with a focus on education and success for every person attending in presentations. Michael is open to any questions you may have during and after the presentation.

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How can I update my website to accept money?

Benefits of online payment

  1. Anyone can make a payment day or night, client or prospect
  2. Receive your cash the next day
  3. No payment ever gets lost in the mail
  4. No long receivable waiting period for checks in the mail
  5. The person making the payment gets an instant receipt
  6. People love paying with credit cards because they get airline points.

What is the Difference between a Gateway Service and Merchant Account?

Gateway service: PayPal, Stripe, SquareUp

  1. Nearly instant approval of your online application
  2. Can be expensive, 2.9% Rate + $.30 fee 
  3. Accepts all major credit cards

Merchant Account: Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Heartland, PayJunction

  1. Less expensive, 2.2% Rate + $.30 fee
  2. Requires a Gateway service, like
  3. Save in fees if you are charging more than $5,000 per month
  4. Monthly Merchant fee usually $10 to $20
  5. If you offer shopping cart functionality on your website, your visitor never leaves the website to make payments

Most popular online payment companies


  1. Cost: 2.9% + $.30 cents per transaction.  Discount for nonprofits.
  2. You do NOT need to have a PayPal account to make a payment
  3. Create single item purchase
  4. Create multiple item purchase
  5. Create donation button, where the user enters the amount of donations
  6. Subscription buttons for recurring monthly purchases

Similar to PayPal

Similar to PayPal

Setting up a FREE Shopping Cart:  ECWID

  1. Sign up for a free cart, up to 10 products,
  2. Works with PayPal, Stripe and SquareUP
  3. Add unlimited product options or custom forms per product
  4. Allows for shipping or handling fees
  5. Allows for a customized Email receipt
  6. Easily embeds into any page of your website
  7. Easily embeds into your facebook page


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