What to do when you don't accept credit but a customer only pays by credit?

What are our options?

Top voted answer
John Eustace

John Eustace, Principal / Communications and Media Strategist at Bells and Whistles Marketing Pty Ltd

Register as a VISA merchant today!

Jef Lippiatt

Jef Lippiatt, Owner at Startup Chucktown

I'm fairly sure it is available in your location but you may want to look at Stripe,

https://stripe.com/au - sign up is quick and their interface is pretty great.

Don't lose a big (or any) client to lack of payment options.

Beata Steiner

Beata Steiner, Director at

Hi Jef, what are their fees?

Jef Lippiatt

Jef Lippiatt, Owner at Startup Chucktown

I'm not sure for Australia but in the US they are 2.9% + 30 cents per swipe. You can key manually, with their credit card reader or with their new EVM chip card reader.

Carol Jones

Carol Jones, Owner at Interface Pty Ltd

Top 10% Online Business

Good morning Peter from rural Australia,

I agree with John and Jef. Never lose a customer because of a lack of payment options. I learned this very early on in my business.

I now accept payment from Visa. Mastercard. Amex. Diners. PayPal. Direct Deposit. Cheque. And if someone asks me for a payment type that I don't have, I'd be looking into it the very next minute.

You're in business to satisfy your clients/customers. Not your accounting procedures. You have to bend to satisfy them. Not them bend to satisfy you.

As a customer I've walked away from many an online business because they won't accept PayPal.

You prosper by accommodating your customers/clients. At the end of the day, they pay all your bills. So always find a way to make them happy.

Best wishes,

~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❤

Purveyor of The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies

350,000 customers.

In 29 countries.

Melanie Gray

Melanie Gray, Managing Owner at

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