Collecting Payments on Your Website

March 11, 2020    Reading Time: 2 Minutes

A person holding a mobile phone, making a payment on a website

We help companies collect payments directly on their websites. It’s important that your customers make payments directly on your website. The last thing you want is for your customers to jump to another website to make their payment. That disconnect can cause customers to drop off and not move forward with their payment.

For online payments, we can implement both one-time and recurring payments. We also help both for-profit and nonprofit companies.

Nonprofits often want to collect payments online from their donors for a couple of reasons.

First, is membership. They want their members to be able to not only sign up and pay for their membership online, but also be able to update their billing information.

Second, is for donations. They want their customers to be able to donate online. It’s crucial that their customers can be able to do this painlessly.

For both membership and donations, payments can be one-time or recurring.

For-profit businesses might sell their products online. These products can be physical or digital. The products may be taxed, and require accurate shipping charges to be calculated (we also integrate into all the major shipping carriers). A for-profit business might offer subscriptions, and require recurring payments.

In order to collect payments online, you need to also have secure hosting, an SSL certificate, and a merchant account. We provide the first two, and we help you set up the third, a merchant account. We highly recommend Stripe as it’s the most robust and lowest priced option on the market. Lastly, we walk our customers through the process of signing up for Stripe.

Something most won’t think about, are the notifications/receipt of purchase. The customer needs to have confirmation that their transaction was processed and also have a record of it. This can be accomplished by notifications both on the website and by email.

After we set up everything, we run test orders through the system to make sure everything’s calculating as it should. When everything is confirmed and approved, we take the system out of test mode and go live.

We’ve built many websites that collect payments online, and also have the experience you need to make sure this is done in a professional, timely and secure manner. We’ve built simple one-time payment solutions, to full-fledged calculators with pricing matrices in order to provide accurate quotes/prices for online payments. There’s not much you could throw at us that we can’t do.

Are you thinking about collecting payments on your website? Give us a call (360) 450-3711 or click the chat button at the bottom-left of the screen and let’s talk about the options.

Last updated on March 11, 2020. Shawn is the President of Graticle, Inc.

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Longview, Washington

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Four months ago, I started a new online business. I hired a company that I had found online, to design and build my new business website. Let’s just say, it has been a complete nightmare the past few months trying to get the work done that I needed on my site. I would email them when I needed something and sometimes get no response for days. Not to mention, the amount of time it took for them to get the work done and the high cost of their services. This situation had me extremely stressed out. I must add that I am not computer savvy. Therefore, I depended on this company for all of my website needs. Finally, after months of anxiety, frustration and utter disgust, I decided to search the web for a new website design company. I searched and interviewed many. However, I felt the most comfortable with Graticle Design. When I spoke with Shawn Hooghkirk, I felt a sense of trust and ease after our very first phone interview. Shawn actually took the time to listen and understand my concerns, expectations and everything I wanted for my website. After our first interview, I hired Graticle Design. This was the best decision for my business website and for myself as well. They are fast, efficient, reasonably priced and might I add, very skilled. I am beyond impressed with their service and I couldn’t be happier! I no longer have to stress and worry. I know that I can count on this company for all of my website needs. Most importantly, they do an incredible job!

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www.FlickerFancy.com

Michigan