Best way to do online donations?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by johnbro23, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2004
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I have seen the "Paypal Donate" links around the web, but I've also heard bad things about paypal, that they charge too much, and aren't really that secure.

    Anyways, I'm not even sure if I have SSL on my account, but is it possible to install a script myself? I don't know too much about servers, so this task might be a little too advanced for me.
  2. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    You mean taking credit cards? I think a merchant account is going to cost you too if you don't already have one, esp for low volume.

    The beauty of paypal is that its easy to do, and for many people, they don't have to even use a credit card. It's easy to do it spontaneously.

    What's the chance that someone is going to write out a check and mail it?

  3. OutThere macrumors 603


    Dec 19, 2002
    Yeah. As far as contributing to MR I was much more inclined to donate because it was with Paypal...I've got some money in there and it was much easier than having to whip out a credit card and go through the whole credit card processing deal. Safari even autofilled my password for me. All I had to do was click. :D

    Paypal is definitely the way to go.

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