Online Credit Card Processing Offers Event Registration
According to eply.com, online credit card processing is becoming much more common as consumers grow comfortable making online purchases. This change in thinking puts pressure on event planners to allow event participants to pay registration fees online using their credit cards. In the end, both event planners and participants win in terms of convenience, accuracy and security. Here is a simplified sequence of events that take place to process an online real time credit card processing transaction for an event registration.
The event participant fills out the online from, enters his/her credit card details and clicks submit.
The credit card details are sent to the gateway company for processing.
The gateway company sends the transaction details to the credit card company that issued the card. The credit card company approves or declines the transactions and reports back to the gateway company.
The gateway company passes this information back to the online registration system and the event participant. If the transaction is approved the event participant will see a webpage confirming the transaction and will receive a receipt via email. If it is declined the event participant can try again.
The online registration system is updated with the information from the gateway company. Whatever shopping carts software you choose has to interface with these gateways. Not all shopping carts work out of the box with all gateways. Thus you need to be sure about the shopping cart you plan on using will work with the merchant service provider you choose.
Rates and fees: Many factors can influence the discount rate and other fees you pay for the privilege of accepting charge cards. Among those factors, the length of time you have been in business, the percentage of your sales that are made over the phone or the Internet, the type of business you are in, the number of years you've been in business, your personal credit rating, the average dollar amount of each sales transaction, the total dollar amount of sales per month. Service fees tacked on by the third party providers or by their sales people, can also add to your costs. Some companies require you to maintain an account in their bank in order to process cards. Read all such agreements closely to determine under what circumstances the bank can put a hold on your account, and how much of the account it can hold back.
Funds are transferred to a merchant account and the then to the designated bank account.
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