Intuit Websites is excited to unveil a new technology that helps you get paid by your customers. Our new Intuit Web Payment is the professional way to accept credit cards on your website – without asking your customers to sign in, sign up or enter bank account information. There are several ways to utilize the Intuit Web Payment offering based on the size of your business and how many items you want to sell. One option is creating a SimpleStore, which is an easy way to list up to 100 products for sale on your Intuit Website.
Like any real merchant account, you’ll need to sign up with Intuit Web Payment. It is a quick and easy process and you can start listing your products as soon as you are approved. Setting up products is easy:
All you need is a name, a description and a price. Do put some thought into the description. If it’s a common product, the manufacturer probably already has marketing-ready copy to use. If it’s a unique product, then be creative!
Of course, it’s best if you also provide a picture. You can upload a new one directly on this page. Quality photographs will help your customers see you as a professional store. Again, a manufacturer might already have images ready for use. If not, for smaller items, consider using a lightbox to diffuse the light and isolate your product from the background – they cost around $100.
Despite its name, our SimpleStore can handle the most common advanced features including:
Once you’ve created your listings, it is easy to add them to your existing Intuit Website. If you are starting from scratch, check out this blog post to see our great new template gallery and learn how to get started creating a website for the first time.
Most businesses will want to add a new page to their site that is dedicated to their store, keeping the other pages to provide general info, contact info, testimonials, and so on. With your website loaded for editing into SiteBuilder Plus, create a new page. Now, simply go to the eCommerce tab and drag a SimpleStore onto your website. We suggest you size it to fill the page.
That’s it! Your store is pre-configured to work with your Intuit Web Payment account. Here’s an example of a finished cookie store:
When your customers visit your website and see products they like, they add them to their cart. When they are ready to checkout, they will see this clean, professional checkout page:
There are no ads, logins, or other information to turn away your customers – just this 1-page checkout. And when your customers ultimately get their credit card statement, it will have your business name showing, not some other company’s name, so they won’t be confused or concerned.
If you or your customers prefer to order over the phone – Intuit Web Payment comes with an online terminal so you can take their credit card info over the phone. The choice is yours.
That’s what it’s all about, right? Intuit Web Payment automatically transfers funds to your bank account – fast. Some payment systems hold your money for weeks, and make you come get it.
The bottom line is that by leveraging our new Intuit Web Payment capability, you can now accept credit card payments the way that is best for your customers and your business.