You can accept online payments for new member dues, renewal dues, event registration fees, donations, and store purchases. Online payments require that your organization has a credit card merchant account or PayPal account. If you do not have one of these, we can assist you in setting one up.
Although the topic of payment gateways can be a little complex, for our purposes, think of a payment gateway as the 'glue' between MemberLeap and your merchant account and/or bank account.
Merchant Account/Bank Account <------> Payment Gateway <------> MemberLeap
On the plus side, a credit card merchant account is probably easier to use (for the end user- the new member or event registrant in this case). However, the costs involved can be prohibitive for some organizations.
To use a credit cart merchant account, you will want to talk to your financial institution or merchant account provider, and ask if they use one of our supported gateways. We currently support:
If you have a different gateway you need to use, let us know. We typically can integrate a new gateway in 2-3 hours (billable). Please note: Square does not offer an API that allows us to integrate with it.
Costs involved will vary from provider to provider, so if you don't have a merchant account, you may want to shop around to find an offer that will reflect the nature of your transactions. For example if you have a high volume of low-cost transactions, you may want to look for lower transaction fees. If the opposite, you may want to look for lower 'discount rates' (%-based fees).
Once your merchant account provider has your gateway set up, you will want to contact Vieth Consulting to assist you in integration and run a few tests to verify everything is working correctly.