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    @HeatherSmithAU
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    Client has a membership site.

    Needs to proactively bill clients every month, and need to work out a simple, low maintenance way of doing this.

    I am thinking if I got their credit card details, they could just bill it to their credit card.

    Can you inform me about any options that may be suitable?

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    Have you looked into using a direct debit company like Ezy Debit? I’m not sure what the costs are, but they’ll take care of everything.

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    MYOB, post: 74982 wrote:
    Can you inform me about any options that may be suitable?

    We use PayPal subscription, which is very easy to setup and integrate to.
    It does have a price and I am also not certain whether PayPal is a turnoff or not but it is a good way to start.

    Off topic – I know your nickname is MYOB and all… but I was still hoping I can get you to have a look at our site :-) you seem to be an expert in the field and I can use all the help I can get.

    Thanks,
    Uri

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    @HeatherSmithAU
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    Thanks Uri and Blue penguin for your suggestions.

    I will look into the prices of both.

    Happy for you to email me directly URI regarding the other matter.

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    nominal, post: 75169 wrote:
    Off topic – I know your nickname is MYOB and all… but I was still hoping I can get you to have a look at our site :-) you seem to be an expert in the field and I can use all the help I can get.

    Thanks,
    Uri

    Uri I am a professional partner with both XERO & MYOB.

    Feel free to send me an email,

    Heather

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    also have a look at eWay http://www.eway.com.au even their entry level system supports recurring transactions and stored transactions.

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    thanks Rod

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    We have a similar problem to you and have looked in to the Australian options in depth.

    Eway: Unless you want to do a fair amount of custom web development, I would not consider this option.

    Assuming your business is majority service based, you could use a recurring payments manager like Zuora (http://www.zuora.com) or Recurly (http://www.recurly.com). I have heard very good things about Recurly specifically.

    Further reading here:

    http://www.quora.com/Whats-the-best-recurring-payment-abstraction-service-Chargify-Recurly-PayPals-API?q=recurring+payments

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    PawsForLife, post: 76130 wrote:
    Eway: Unless you want to do a fair amount of custom web development, I would not consider this option.

    This is not correct. eWay’s web based interface supports creation of recurring payments so no custom programming is required.

    Quoting from the eWay web interface main menu:

    “Recurring payments allow you to charge your customers a set amount on a recurring basis. View pending and future transactions, create new schedules and export your recurring payment customer’s details.”

    I have no need for this feature, but have retrieved an earlier transaction and charged the customer for a different amount without needing the customer’s credit card details again so I have no doubt that it will work without customisation. You could set these payments up even if you did not have a web site.

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    VehicleMods, post: 76186 wrote:
    This is not correct. eWay’s web based interface supports creation of recurring payments so no custom programming is required.

    Quoting from the eWay web interface main menu:

    “Recurring payments allow you to charge your customers a set amount on a recurring basis. View pending and future transactions, create new schedules and export your recurring payment customer’s details.”

    I have no need for this feature, but have retrieved an earlier transaction and charged the customer for a different amount without needing the customer’s credit card details again so I have no doubt that it will work without customisation. You could set these payments up even if you did not have a web site.

    Rod,

    I’m 4 months in to a development on eWay’s recurring gateway, have a developer working on a solution and have generally researched the area ad-naseum for the past 6 months.

    You can absolutely do all those things, but where does the customer enter their details? Where does the customer alter their subscription? How do you get the shopping cart/accounting program to update/invoice? How do you track your recurring purchasers?

    Recurring purchases seem simple on the face of it, but they throw up all sorts of problems longer term that you need to handle.

    Further reading:
    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1461157
    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1433980

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