Online payment processor for small amounts.. under $1 for charity

by refrud
15 replies
Hey everyone...

I am actually doing something for purely unselfish reasons.
I am trying to raise some money for charity. As well as doing the in person stuff, door knocking etc, I would like to setup an online payment processing form to receive the money.

Here is the kicker, I only want to accept donation of $1.

Normally setting up Paypal to receive credit card payments etc isnt a problem. But in this case, being I am only accepting $1 payments, it simply wont do and would eat into about 1/3 of each transaction.

Does anyone know of a better option, maybe a payment processor for non for profits etc?

Thanks in advance. I am in Australia and have an Australian Bank Account.

Ross
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  • Profile picture of the author webstrategistpk
    You can contact amazon or 2checkout with your question. They are better options in my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
    In that case, why not just take $2 as donation so that you can get $1 from paypal??
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    • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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      PayPal has special rates for what I believe they refer to as mini-payments. I spoke to them about it, once. Call them.

      Cheers. - Frank
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  • Profile picture of the author wealthy20
    Originally Posted by refrud View Post

    Hey everyone...

    I am actually doing something for purely unselfish reasons.
    I am trying to raise some money for charity. As well as doing the in person stuff, door knocking etc, I would like to setup an online payment processing form to receive the money.

    Here is the kicker, I only want to accept donation of $1.

    Normally setting up Paypal to receive credit card payments etc isnt a problem. But in this case, being I am only accepting $1 payments, it simply wont do and would eat into about 1/3 of each transaction.

    Does anyone know of a better option, maybe a payment processor for non for profits etc?

    Thanks in advance. I am in Australia and have an Australian Bank Account.

    Ross
    If you set up a non-profit in PayPal they won't charge you any fees. Many other payment processors allow for charging donations with little to no fees if you actually are a non-profit.

    If you're a sole individual well tough luck.

    Also for micro-transactions, if you get even 1 chargeback the payment processors won't be happy. They actually will fine you some arbitrary fee $10-$20 usually for every transaction that charged you back.

    You would soon be in the negative balance if you get 1 out of every 20 transactions not recognizing a $1 charge on their bank statement. People are crazy and charge back for the dumbest reasons sometimes.

    What I suggest to you, is charge your clients/funders using Bitcoin. There are little to no fees involved, and the money is non-refundable. And to set it up you only need a free bitcoin address. Go to blockchain.info and set up a free wallet.
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    • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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      Originally Posted by wealthy20 View Post

      If you set up a non-profit in PayPal they won't charge you any fees. Many other payment processors allow for charging donations with little to no fees if you actually are a non-profit.

      If you're a sole individual well tough luck.
      More bogus information. It takes 10 seconds to get the facts.

      "When donors click your donation button, they complete their donation on the PayPal site. There are no monthly or set-up fees with donation button transactions. Your organization only pays processing fees when they receive a donation." - Source: PayPal.com
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      • Profile picture of the author wealthy20
        Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

        More bogus information. It takes 10 seconds to get the facts.

        "When donors click your donation button, they complete their donation on the PayPal site. There are no monthly or set-up fees with donation button transactions. Your organization only pays processing fees when they receive a donation." - Source: PayPal.com
        You don't understand English apparently? LOL.

        Read what I said:
        Originally Posted by wealthy20

        If you set up donations as a sole individual then TOUGH LUCK.
        Also if you are a non-profit organization you will get discounted rates. He asked, we answered him. What's bogus about it I don't understand. So people going out of their way to give out information from their own experiences are bogus according to you. You're simply either a troll, or looking to nitpick on people for the dumbest reasons. You actually epitomize what I said in my first post. People are CRAZY!!
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        • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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          Originally Posted by wealthy20 View Post

          You don't understand English apparently?

          do you know what a non-profit is?

          Read what I told you.
          Charities/non-profits DO pay fees. I understand English perfectly. Apparently the same can't be said for your reading comprehension. lol

          Additionally, I live in the USA. Wrong, again. :-)

          Then, you recommend Bitcoin? Three strikes - you're out!

          Cheers. - Frank
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          • Profile picture of the author wealthy20
            Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

            Charities/non-profits DO pay fees. I understand English perfectly. Apparently the same can't be said for your reading comprehension. lol

            Additionally, I live in the USA. Wrong, again. :-)

            Then, you recommend Bitcoin? Three strikes - you're out!

            Cheers. - Frank
            LOFL,..look at the reasons you give out? Very sound indeed.

            Did you know the redcross accept bitcoins before posting your comment? If redcross isn't one of the biggest non-profits out there, then I don't know what is.

            American Red Cross Now Accepts Bitcoin Donations
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            • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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              Originally Posted by wealthy20 View Post

              Thanks for making me aware. Now I know better than to ever donate to the Red Cross, again. I would never contribute to a charity that gambles with my donation. :-)

              Cheers. - Frank

              P.S. Microsoft is one of the largest software companies in the world, yet I would never pollute my computer with any of their applications. :-)
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              • Profile picture of the author wealthy20
                Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

                Thanks for making me aware. Now I know better than to ever donate to the Red Cross, again. I would never contribute to a charity that gambles with my donation. :-)

                Cheers. - Frank
                allright, you actually made me laugh on that one. I exonerate you from my blacklist
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                • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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                  Originally Posted by wealthy20 View Post

                  allright, you actually made me laugh on that one. I exonerate you from my blacklist
                  I commend you on your good taste. You may now resume eating your popcorn. :-)

                  Cheers. - Frank
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  • Profile picture of the author GarlandBergeron
    Pretty sure, all of them can do something special for you or show you some flexibility if you were doing it for charity and you can prove it!
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    • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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      Originally Posted by GarlandBergeron View Post

      Pretty sure,
      Translation: "I haven't actually checked, but . . . ."

      Cheers. - Frank
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  • Profile picture of the author WilsonHorne
    How about getting some kind of tie up with actual non-profit organization? That will change the whole dynamics for you
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    • Profile picture of the author refrud
      I have registered as a Non for profit myself now.
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