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Windows 7: Paying by credit or debit card

03 Mar 2014   #11
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 
Donations to our Church

Thank you for all your great support and responses, very helpful indeed. It looks to me as though this is an exercise that is going to be more complicated than I ever thought

I suspect there is two ways of doing it, one is to go through someone like "JustGiving" and the other is to use PayPal. 80% of the people that view our web site www.stmargaretschurchifield.org are over likely to be 75 years of age and maybe even older, so the chances of them using PayPal is very remote as they very seldom if ever buy anything on line.

I had thought of another way, which was to create an account at our bank, then hyperlink a button to that account, but am not sure how that would work either, it's not as if they can put a pound coin in a slot or a collection bag but I am sure there must be a way around it all.

Kind regards,

RonBin79


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03 Mar 2014   #12
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Ron,

your third option would be possible via an add-on to your hosting package for your website, assuming whoever you use provides some form of e-commerce facility, of course if you host your site yourself this may be more difficult, unless you can get someone to code something for you. check with your web hosting company, it's possible that they already have something coded that will meet your needs.

The Paypal option does allow a visitor to enter their card details for regular credit or debit cards but also has an easy payment option for those who hold a Paypal account. the submission of card details will be a requirement for all payment options available, so there is always going to be a potential trust issue for those who do not regularly buy things online, an this may be a major issue with older visitors.this is where perhaps the direct payment option, (your third option), may be an advantage as your visitors will be more likely to trust you than an outside agency.
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03 Mar 2014   #13
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RonBin79 View Post
Can anyone put me on the right road to getting a system that will allow visitors to our church web site who wish to make a donation to our church, either by visa debit or credit card be able to do so please?

I have a set of suitable icons but need the engine to drive the system. Unfortunately, I know nothing about this sort of thing at all and am completely in the dark, therefor any help I can get will be very much appreciated.

Kind regards,

RonBin79
Honestly you should set up a Paypal account and put a Donate button on the website Paypal will charge 10% of each Donation but it's quick easy and painless

Sorry but i came late to the party everyone already suggested this
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03 Mar 2014   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I'm elderly and use PayPal frequently. You just have to provide your donors with detailed directions.
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03 Mar 2014   #15
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 
Lady Fitzgerald

I am old too, 82 in fact and I have a PayPal account but don't really like using it for some unknown reason, just an age thing I suppose. I don't see the need for it because I can pay direct to the vendor in most cases using my credit card. I could be quite wrong but I suspect PayPal might be middle men taking off a percentage of every purchase but I don't know because I am too old.....
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03 Mar 2014   #16
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RonBin79 View Post
I am old too, 82 in fact and I have a PayPal account but don't really like using it for some unknown reason, just an age thing I suppose. I don't see the need for it because I can pay direct to the vendor in most cases using my credit card. I could be quite wrong but I suspect PayPal might be middle men taking off a percentage of every purchase but I don't know because I am too old.....
PayPal does take a cut—they are a business, they have to make money somehow—but it's the vendor who pays that cut. In the OP's case, the recipient of the donation will pay the cut; I believe someone here said it was 10%?

While I have a dedicated debit card, which has the same protections as a credit card, that I use for internet transactions and I put money into only just before making a transaction, I still prefer using PayPal when it's available to put an extra layer between any crooks and my card.
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03 Mar 2014   #17
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 

Thanks for that Jeannie, I will work my way through it, lose some more hair and probably some sleep until I get it sorted. I will have to talk to the Church Treasurer and get his viewpoint, trouble is, he knows nothing about computers at all.

Thanks again,

RonBin79
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