I have a client that needs to add online payments to their website. I am a designer, but this is the first time I've dealt with online payments over $3,000 a month. I've done a little research but I have a few questions for experts that have dealt with this first hand.
Here are the requirements:
Online payments via; credit cards, PayPal.
Preferably the clients stay on the website for the entire transaction. (if there is a big difference in the pricing, I may persuade them to use the PayPal online payment terminal).
No shipping is required, they will only be recieving payments for upcoming events.
Things I've looked into:
PayPal Website Payments Standard
. This looks like a good choice, except they will fall into the range that requires a Merchant Account. I've searched their website for info, but I can't find where it has pricing or requirements.
Here is my question:
What are the basic requirements to have an online credit card payment option?
Is SSL required (or recommended)?
Is a Merchants Account required (or recommended)?
What are your recommendations?