Is PayPal or Google Checkout acceptable way to accept pmts from business (doctors) clients?

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I have two sites being planned. The script for one site uses only PayPal to accept payments from doctors (MD's).

The other site/script only accepts Google Checkout.

Are these acceptable as means of taking payments - or will I have any issues since the clients/customers (online only) for these sites are MD's/doctors?

I dont know what docs are used to paying with for their businesses.

Thanks for any advice!
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  • Profile picture of the author SEORAJEEV
    Right question i also need a help in this field ....
    plz help us
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  • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
    Either way you will have some missed sales. If the script vendor will not do it, you should be able to get someone to modify the script to work with the missing payment, unless the script is obfuscated or encoded (zend guard or similar) which many people find objectionable for enough reasons that the subject of needs it's own thread.
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  • How do doctors prefer to pay for services / subscriptions for their business/practice ?

    That is the real question. THANKS very much if anyone can answer it!
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  • Profile picture of the author pavv
    I can't answer specifically but I know from experience having local business seo clients they often like to pay by cheque. It would really depend on an individual basis, why don't you just ask them what they prefer? Ideally you want to accept (or be able to if required) any type of payment they want to pay with assuming the contract would be worth the extra effort.
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    • Originally Posted by pavv View Post

      I can't answer specifically but I know from experience having local business seo clients they often like to pay by cheque. It would really depend on an individual basis, why don't you just ask them what they prefer? Ideally you want to accept (or be able to if required) any type of payment they want to pay with assuming the contract would be worth the extra effort.
      Do you mean pay by cheque online - or physically mailing. ?
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      • Profile picture of the author pavv
        Originally Posted by InquisitiveMarketer View Post

        Do you mean pay by cheque online - or physically mailing. ?
        In person after a meeting or by mail yep!

        What type of service are you offering? It doesn't sound like you are running an ecommerce store?
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        • Originally Posted by pavv View Post

          In person after a meeting or by mail yep!

          What type of service are you offering? It doesn't sound like you are running an ecommerce store?
          I'm offering an online service for medical professionals (a special website).

          I cannot test it because they are not local, and the service has not been launched yet
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  • Profile picture of the author Royal Computer
    The charges for paypal and google checkout are too high.
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    • Originally Posted by Royal Computer View Post

      The charges for paypal and google checkout are too high.
      Too high for the seller, or the buyer? Sorry, I'm new to this. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author malia
    It depends on which method of paypal integration. If it's paypal integration that works like a merchant account, that will be pretty transparent to the user (or should be). if it's regular paypal like most payments are, you are going to lose LOTS of sales.

    If you can't use a normal merchant account (or it doesn't make sense to use one), and you have to use a 3rd party, I would consider using Amazon payments. Google is pretty trusted but a lot of people have never used it for checkout whereas a lot of people have ordered/purchased from amazon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Audarah
    I dont think anyone can tell you what doctors are using to pay for the things they buy online as every single one of them is going to have their own way of paying. I would get the scripts modified as someone had mentioned. You can try freelancer website to see if anyone can help edit the script.
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  • Profile picture of the author MontrealSEO
    Hi there,
    I think a great way to see what might be best received would be to poll a sample of your prospective clients. That way you'll know a) if there is a preference and if you need to dig deeper into building the functionality of one processor into both sites, and b) if you need to educate the clients as to what exactly Paypal and Google Checkout are. My experience working with some doctors/dentists is that they're pretty old school. You'd actually have better luck polling their staffers or admin people as they are the ones normally charged with "getting things done".

    Fees are high no matter what processor you use more or less, so the key would be finding a preferred processor (you may have to go with 2...) and making it work whereby user has option.

    And finally, if you're looking for another option we use 2checkout.com. It has all those features (including automated recurring billing) referenced by most folks above and like any good Credit Card provider, if you pay your bills on time and do a healthy amount of business with them, you can hit them up periodically and ask that they reduce your processing fees.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Hampton44
    I am using Paypal Payments Advanced---is their a downside of using it. I can accept debit/credit cards, but I feel like people feel they must have a Paypal account. Should I get away from this?
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh MacDonald
    I used to recommend 2Checkout but ever since my experience with them last week, I won't be recommending them any more.
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  • Profile picture of the author sb4forum
    It would depend on an individual basis, why don't you just ask them what they prefer?
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