How to Add Payment Processing to Your Small Business Website

Once you've built a website for your small business, it's a good idea to add a payment processor, both to make things easier for customers and to open yourself up to additional sales opportunities. Here's a guide to using ClickBank to add transaction processing to your small business website.

By Nathan Segal
Thu, February 21, 2013

CIO — In past articles we've been building sales pages using OptimizePress. In this article we'll cover how to add a payment processor to a small business website. This gives customers additional payment options and offers functionality to create upsells after the first product has sold or joint venture opportunities.

Here we will primarily use ClickBankand also take a brief look at PayPal, partly because PayPal is one of the options you can offer on your order page within ClickBank. (Once we get into the payment process, you'll see how this works.)

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To get started, visit the ClickBank site. To use the ClickBank Payment processor, you have to become a vendor. The Getting Started As a Vendor page shows you what you need to know.

The next step is to sign up for a ClickBank account. This is where you'll enter all the information to be paid as a vendor. You'll notice at the bottom a screen an area to create your ClickBank ID. This consists of five to 10 letters and numbers and is visible to the customer each time you sell a product.

ClickBank Signup Page

Once you agree to the terms and conditions, you can create your account. When all is said and done, there is a one-time activation fee of $49.95

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