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Great news! EventSpot with Constant Contact now gives you the option to collect payment for your event through two popular payment gateways! What does this mean? It means you can now have payment for your event go right into your bank account instead of having it go through Paypal or Google Checkout first. Although these are still great options, allowing your registrant to pay by credit card helps the flow of completing payment and makes you look more professional!
What is required to collect credit card payments?
You will need a Merchant Account and a Payment Gateway. The Merchant account is the service and physical contract issued by a bank or third party that will actually accept the payments. A payment gateway is an e-commerce service required to process credit cards over the internet. Currently, there are two payment gateways that will work with Constant Contact.
Propay offers competitive pricing, a safe and secure way to complete payment and is both a Merchant Account and a Payment Gateway! Learn more at http://www.propay.com/
Authorize.Net is an industry leading Payment Gateway service. They offer a safe and secure way to collect payments for your event. http://www.authorize.net/
How do I set this up in my event?
Constant Contact has made it very easy for you to set credit card payments up. You will see the same payment options like Paypal, Check, at the door and Google Checkout but you will also see a Credit Card option. When you choose this option you will be asked to connect your Propay or Authorize.Net accounts.
How will this look to my registrants?
To be sure your registrants complete the payment process, the credit card payment page will now appear after completing the registration form. They will not be lead off of Constant Contact. They will need to enter the required information and click the “Pay Now” button to complete.
Are you excited to now be able to offer a credit card option to your customers?
Try it out and let us know how it’s working for you!
Hannah M. Community and Social Media Support
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Except this new option will cost us a base rate of about $50 a year, plus transaction fees, plus "bank transfer fees," which don't exist in PayPal. And you eliminated the "Pay with PayPal or Credit Card" language, even though they can.
You're trying to get us to pay a lot more for functionality that's already here, and you're making that existing functionality less workable.
This is the new "EventSpot"? An event management tool that can't even roll out a discount code for speakers and VIPs, something that's been requested repeatedly for more than two years?