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5615 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Jan 25, 2012 9:45 PM by hazen RSS
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May 25, 2011 1:31 PM

Can't Take Credit Card Payments

I just signed up with Homeaway, am currently in Active Status.  I was told by Homeaway there was a glitch so I can't register to accept payments online.  Anyone having the same problem?

  • New Member 6 posts since
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    Nov 13, 2011 11:14 AM (in response to mahachakri)
    Re: Can't Take Credit Card Payments

    Use PayPal!  Everyone does.  There is an approximate 2% fee for a Visa or MasterCard purchase, which is probably lower than the cost through the site.

    • New Member 8 posts since
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      Nov 16, 2011 10:50 AM (in response to diane.herman)
      Re: Can't Take Credit Card Payments

      Hi, Newbie here.  I use paypal also but have not figured out a way to use the payment software provided on homeaway/vrboto help manage deposits and future payments  if I don't take credit cards through them.  Alternatively, is there a way to better manage payments (ie deposits, and when final payments are due) using paypal or do I need to bite the bullet and buy my own software? Thanks!

      • msdebj Senior Contributor 1,362 posts since
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        Nov 16, 2011 11:35 AM (in response to martio)
        Re: Can't Take Credit Card Payments

        There are many alternatives when deciding on a company to process credit card payments- some online, some via smart phones, etc.  Contact your bank, ask your local small merchants, check on line. Most charge anywhere from 1.5 -2.5% of the transaction fee, and less for Echecks..

         

        I personally prefer to use an independent processing company that allows me to have more control over payments, deposit reunds, etc.  Mine allows me to use my smart phone, if I choose to., and I've been extremely pleased for several years. Make sure you understand how long it takes them to process a payment/refund ( how long they hold funds before your bank account is credited/debited), and that you  can verify the security of their process. 

        • New Member 6 posts since
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          Jan 16, 2012 1:38 PM (in response to msdebj)
          Re: Can't Take Credit Card Payments

          Can I ask who you use ?  The fact that you have abeen pleased for several years means alot.. I'm just beginning and haven't quite figured this out yet.  I need to register somewhere.  I did register on vrbo.com, for what they offered at 2.5% but it's no even showin on my website.  How do guests find that option to pay ???

    • New Member 14 posts since
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      Jan 24, 2012 1:45 PM (in response to diane.herman)
      Re: Can't Take Credit Card Payments

      why is it that when i look on paypal they tell me 2.9% ??  where am i going wrong with them?

  • New Member 6 posts since
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    Jan 16, 2012 1:37 PM (in response to mahachakri)
    Re: Can't Take Credit Card Payments

    Yes, I can't figure this out either.  I registered and it's not showing on my website.  Someone said to use Paypal, that may be an option I investigate.

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