How to get Free Internet Merchant Accounts

Written by John Lynch

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How to get Free Internet Merchant Accounts

This article will show small businesses how to get free internet merchant accounts. If your business is to grow and succeed, it is essential to accept online credit cards.

Benefits of accepting online credit cards.

·It has been proven that sales increase dramatically when you accept online credit cards.

·Up to 75% of online purchases are made on impulse and customers spend up to 50% more when using their credit cards.

·Above all, if you accept online credit cards you build credibility inrepparttar 117324 eyes of your customers as they assume only established businesses will accept cards.

However, it is not necessary to have your own internet merchant account to be able to accept credit card payments on your website. Most small businesses do not need their own online merchant account.

How to get free online credit cards

Getting your own internet merchant account is more difficult than obtaining an offline merchant account becauserepparttar 117325 card is not present at payment nor isrepparttar 117326 signature obtained. Sometimes, small and new companies face extra difficulties.

Nevertheless, these problems can be overcome by getting a Third Party Processing company to accept online credit card payments on behalf of you or your company.

7 Keys in Getting Your Prospects to Act

Written by Ray L. Edwards

Today I would like to look atrepparttar matter of persuasion. How do you get your prospects to take action? I remember as a door-to-door salesman, my instructor often said that you must understand 'why people buy'. It has a certain ring to it doesn't it? If you know why people buy then you must gear your ads towards these 'psychological buttons'. Before I go any further, I would just like to mention that this is in no way 'manipulation'. It's just common sense that you don't approach someone about an important decision when they're angry. Every wise wife know how to place their husband in that 'mood' before they sprin their special request on him! Even kids wait until their parents are in a good mood before they tell themrepparttar 117322 cost ofrepparttar 117323 special outfit that they MUST have. Having clearedrepparttar 117324 air let's look at these important principles. 1. Scarcity - People go after those opportunities or products that are limited in availability. That's why you must show in your ad that your offer is for a limited time or in limited quantities. Field tests have shown that limited-quantity ads pull much better than limited-time ads. Procrastination is still a large part of human nature, so there're always those who would wait untilrepparttar 117325 last minute to act. Ifrepparttar 117326 prospect knows thatrepparttar 117327 item is in limited quantity, there's no way of determining when they'd be all sold out. 2. Herding Instinct - Your prospects will better respond to your ad if you can show that people JUST LIKE them are responding. Just recently a high school senior knocked on my door selling magazine subscription for a college scholarship program. She used that number on me - she was sure to let me know that my neighbors had bought subscriptions! We all just want to keep up with our neighbors. Needless to say, I fell for it. Whether I would readrepparttar 117328 magazine is another story. I often point this out to my wife and you can try looking for this pattern as well. You would seldom find a satellite dish on a single home on a block. You often find dish receivers in pairs or more. One neighbor gets that service andrepparttar 117329 other follows. The same goes for gardens and lawns. Nobody wants to berepparttar 117330 sore thumb! This is whererepparttar 117331 use of testimonials comes in. Your testimonials say "See, a lot of people like you are making this decision". Use lots of testimonials. 3. The desire to pay back a good deed - If someone thinks that you've given him or her something of value then there is a strong desire to pay you backrepparttar 117332 favor. One example is that of AOL that marketed their service by giving away those floppy disks. They literally blanketedrepparttar 117333 USA with these floppy disks. They still do but now with CDs and 1000 hrs free etc. Do you think that this is working for AOL? In your marketing efforts you must give something of value FIRST - this builds loyalty and results. Always showrepparttar 117334 value of what your 'free' service is - never just say 'FREE'. Showrepparttar 117335 value ofrepparttar 117336 gift then say

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