We sliced and diced 14 e-commerce providers and their 22 services that you can choose for your online store.
If you are interested to sell your products online, read on the article and feel free to use our free tool to calculate the best and worst service for your business.
The table below contains some useful information on services. You can find information about:
- % per trans
- $ per trans
- Setup fees
- How it’s easy to reach the support from the home page.
- How it’s easy to create an account
- Quick response by email (in days or hours). The mail was sent on Monday morning, 9.00 am (Rome/Europe Timezone). 1 day in the table refers to a period that exceeds six hours, then a period of time between 6 and 24 hours. The same is valid for 2 days.
- Direct telephone contact available
|Vendor||% per trans||$ per trans||Setup Fees||Easy to reach support||Easy to create account||Quick response||Phone
|Avangate I||4.9||2.50||0||5/5||5/5||1 day||Yes|
|Avangate II||Dynamic||Dynamic||0||5/5||5/5||1 day||Yes|
|BMT Micro – Standard||Dynamic||Dynamic||0||No Support Page||3/5||1 day||Yes|
|BMT Micro – Plus||Dynamic||Dynamic||0||No Support Page||3/5||1 day||Yes|
|EC Suite||4.9||1.00||0||5/5||2/5||2 days||Yes|
|eMetrix||Dynamic||Dynamic||0||5/5||Link to services||2 days||No|
|FastSpring I||8.9||0.00||0||5/5||5/5||1 day||Yes|
|FastSpring II||5.9||0.95||0||5/5||5/5||1 day||Yes|
|Google Checkout||Dynamic||Dynamic||0||5/5||Google Account||6 hours||No|
|Northstar I||Dynamic||Dynamic||0||5/5||5/5||1 day||No|
|Northstar II||4.0||2.00||0||5/5||5/5||1 day||No|
Calculate the best service for your products
The following tool allows you to calculate the best providers for your products. You have to enter only three parameters:
- Product Cost
- Monthly Quantity Sold
- Monthly Total Sales
The tool will automatically calculate the best and the worst service. You can also add the cost of your bank, so you can compare it with the previous providers.
|Monthly Quantity Sold:|
|Monthly Total Sales:|
|Vendor||% per trans||$ per trans||Monthly Fee||Setup Fees||Annual Revenue||Annual Cost|
|BMT Micro Standard||Dynamic||Dynamic||0||0|
|BMT Micro Plus||Dynamic||Dynamic||0||0|
2Checkout.com, Inc. (2CO) is the trusted payment service provider for thousands of tangible or digital products and services. At its easiest you simply enter your products or services into our product database and add the buttons or links that are automatically created for you to your site. When buyers click on the links to pay, 2CO handles the sale in a secure environment, contracts with you as the supplier to fulfill the sale, and deposits payment for the sale into your account.
Avangate offers software vendors a full featured eCommerce platform, expertise and tools to sell and promote software online. It provides all the tools and expertise you need to:
- accept payments online 100% secure & fast
- optimize the online software sales process
- increase your website visibility on the Internet
BMT Micro, Inc. is one of the industries continuously operating ecommerce firms. They offer their clients personalized service and solutions other firms are unwilling or incapable of providing and they are continually upgrading and improving their services, offerings and capabilities. They realize that this is an ever changing business and you can rest assured that you’ll always be able to offer the latest innovations in online sales methods. Their rates are competitively priced and they’re convinced that they can process your transactions for less than any other firm.
Link: BMT Micro – Standard
EC Suite is a global e-commerce solutions provider supplying packaged and enterprise-level products and services to online merchants of all sizes. Their industry professionals have been serving the e-commerce community since 2002 and provide a breadth of services for more than 22,000 websites. With the combined systems of CDN, Windows-based DRM, Internet Hosting, and Billing Management, they process requests from more than 1.5 million visitors a day.
EC Suite provides online payment processing solutions that enable your Web site to process payments securely, efficiently, and reliably with a complete toolset to help manage your online customers. With no expensive equipment to buy or install, no merchant account to procure, no customer service desk to staff, and no technology to maintain, EC Suite’s solution is the easiest, most cost-effective way to begin accepting payments for your digital and soft goods via your Web site.
Link: EC Suite
An ecommerce provider since 1999, Emetrix allows you to create an instant storefront to sell your software. Let us handle every aspect of your order processing and ecommerce needs. With RegNow, SWReg, share*it!, eSellerate and eMetrix – each a Digital River service – Digital River can deliver a shareware solution to meet your needs and your budget.
This premier e-commerce platform has many features and functions to help you sell more software. Their most robust shareware platform is available at only 6.9% + $1!
SWReg – one of the most popular software and shareware processing services – is now available at our lowest rate ever! Their clients are everywhere – North America, Europe, Asia, Russia, Middle East and South America – and generating big sales at a new low rate of 2.9% + $1.
Deliver keys, deliver files and maximize your software sales. share*it! has the flexibility you need, plus advanced international options and an outstanding multi-lingual service center. Perfect for growing your international sales. Add flexible cart design options and powerful marketing functions and increase your sales around the globe. And now with a new low rate of 4.9% + $1.
eSellerate offers the most sophisticated ecommerce solutions available. All aspects of eSellerate’s solutions were created with one goal in mind—to help you sell more of your products. So if you’re serious about maximizing your ecommerce, you can rely on us to deliver the best the industry has to offer. With our advanced tools, you can control everything you need. You’ll also get a dedicated team to help along the way. This strategic partnership is key in helping you reach your goals and achieve financial success.
FastSpring® provides an all-in-one e-commerce payment processing, merchandising & fulfillment solution. Sell your software, games, e-books or other digital products online. Accept customer payments through Visa, Mastercard®, American Express®, Discover®, PayPal™, check, money order, and purchase order. Payments are accepted in five major currencies in addition to the US Dollar. FastSpring enables you to charge credit cards of customers or reseller partners. Create a custom charge and use FastSpring’s Order Creator to generate a unique payment URL that you can send the customer or reseller where they’ll be able to fill in their order details and be charged. Some customers or resellers are reluctant to provide you with payment details such as their credit card number, but through this method they’ll enter their own order details.
Google Checkout is a fast, secure checkout process that helps increase sales by bringing you more customers and allowing them to buy from you quickly and easily with a single login.
When you use Google Checkout to process your sales, you’ll be charged rates as low as 1.9% + $0.30 per transaction. With Google Checkout, there are no monthly, setup, or gateway service fees.
Link: Google Checkout
iPortis.com provides e-commerce payment acceptance and product delivery solutions focused on exceptional customer service. We offer a secure, reliable, and affordable transaction processing platform for a wide range of electronic and physical goods and services. iPortis offers full-service solutions for only 6.5% of the total transaction amount (excluding taxes) + $0.50 USD per transaction with no signup fees, no setup fees, and no exclusivity.
Founded in 1994 as an online store reseller and outsourcer, Kagi is committed to helping you offer your products online and gain access to world-class services that keep your business growing. With payment services in over 80 countries, an integrated shopping cart automatically localized to 13 languages, support for 23 currencies and online and offline payment options that go well beyond credit cards, you can provide payment options that appeal to the widest possible market.
The NorthStar 3.0 System is a solid, state-of-the-art e-commerce platform that has sold millions of dollars in products worldwide since 1994. It has all the features you need to efficiently capture and manage sales, plus several enhanced features that can help you.
NorthStar Solutions offers an exceptionally low and very fair fee structure of just 5.9% + $.75 per order (default) or upon request we can set your account to have a flat rate of 8.7% per order (minimum fee of $0.75 per order). They also have no monthly fees, chargeback fees, refund fees, or other hidden fees. Payments to you are sent twice a month (once at least $100 is owed to you).
OSoLiS offers a comprehensive software registration service to authors of try-before-you-buy/shareware/trialware software with an all-inclusive fee of just 8% + $0.60.
PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online. The service allows members to send money without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing. With more than 87 million active accounts in 190 markets and 24 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global ecommerce.
Plimus is far more than an E-Commerce solution, it’s a complete E-Business platform that is designed to help you truly take charge of growing your online enterprise. For some reason, it’s become popular to provide confusing pricing structures that make it almost impossible to calculate ahead of time how much a hosted e-Commerce platform is really going to cost you.