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E-Commerce Primer:


1. Order Taking

Use an HTML form and our
formtomail cgi program to collect orders.

Try
MIVA®'s easy-to-use Order system that can be built using a web browser. It's included free with new hosting accounts.

Step-up to
MIVA®'s Merchant shopping cart that can handle the most complex of e-catalog and e-store needs and yet can be built and maintained using a web browser.

2. Site Promotion

Get listed with 15 top search engines with our free
search engine submission control panel.

Hire our web site marketing experts to
professionally market your site.

Review your weekly web site statistics reports and/or your raw server logs.

3. Security

Use our
secure servers and digital certificates with your HTML form or MIVA® product to encrypt customer information and protect it in transit.

For better branding and additional flexibility
purchase your own digital certificate.

4. Credit Cards

Get a
Merchant Account so you can accept credit cards. It's easy, almost anyone can apply and be approved.

Use an
internet virtual terminal so you can process credit cards transactions online.

Combine MIVA® Order or Merchant with your virtual terminal and your website can be processing and approve orders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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E-Commerce with Intersessions
Part Two

Digital Certificates

To insure the security and confidentiality of credit card and other personal data sent by your customers over the internet, Intersessions has secure web servers (SSL) on all of its computers. These secure servers may be used at no charge by all of our customers.

When combined with a digital certificate issued by a certificate authority (e.g., Thawte or Verisign) the data can be encrypted and sent securely over the internet. On each of our servers we have digital certificates also available for your use at no charge. You can send out web pages and receive form data back through the secure server by using a URL in the form:


https://www.ourservername.com/yourdomainname.com/yourpage.html (Unix)

https://www.ourservername.com/yourloginname/yourpage.html (NT)


For more information on using our secure servers and digital certificates please consult our
customer support pages.

However, you may not want our server names appearing in your URL. If so, through our partnership with Thawte you can save $25 off the regular price of a one-year digital certificate. For more information or to obtain a Thawte or Verisign digital certificate
click here.


Credit Card Processing

Intersessions is proud to offer merchant account and real time credit card processing services to our customers. Through our partners at Heartland Bank and VeriSign Payment Services, you can accept Mastercard, VISA, Discover and American Express online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!


Founded in 1887, Heartland Bank has offices throughout St. Louis and surrounding counties. Heartland Payment Systems, member service provider for Heartland Bank, is one of the largest merchant service providers in the nation with 24 hour 7 days-a-week customer service, and processing for every major credit card. With Heartland Payment Systems you can complete a merchant account application online and begin to accept credit cards in as little as 48 hours!

VeriSign's PayFlowPro is a real-time secure transaction processing system that functions as a payment service on the Internet. Merchants can use PayFlowPro as a virtual terminal to submit, authorize, capture and settle credit card transactions with complete security without the need for a separate terminal.

The Payflow Pro client software is a small SSL TCP/IP enabled messaging agent that controls communications between your application and the Payflow Platform. Payflow Pro creates a dedicated SSL TCP/IP level communication thread for each transaction between the client and the server.

By linking a website to PayFlowPro, a Merchant can accept credit card payments from customers in real-time with complete automation. Transactions are processed in under 2.2 seconds. Merchant and consumer can be e-Mailed immediately after a successful authorization.

PayFlowPro allows for:

  • Mail or telephone orders
  • On-line review of current and past batches
  • Ability to upload or download batches
  • Automatic on-line settlement


Merchant Account - Typical Cost Structure
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The cost of a merchant account is composed of charges from two sources. First, is the charge from the credit card company and it's agent bank for processing your application and then processing credit card transactions. Second, is the charge for the terminal, terminal software and/or charge for the use of the payment network. These costs may vary based on previous credit or business history. However, this is a typical cost structure;

  • Heartland Bank merchant account application fee - $95
  • PayFlowPro setup fee - $249
  • Heartland Bank credit card transaction fees - 2.5% plus 30¢ each transaction - monthly minimum of $22.50
  • Heartland Bank statement fee - $7.50/mo.
  • PayFlowPro monthly fee - $20.00/mo.

* transaction fees can vary with credit history

Apply Here

To start accepting credit cards directly through your web site you must first apply for your a merchant account. Press the link below to start the application process with Heartland Bank. Heartland can have your merchant account along with VeriSign's payment service ready within 48 hours of your application.

Press here to apply for your Merchant Account today!


Questions? Email us at support@intersessions.com


*Offer based on approved credit. Standard processing charges apply. US businesses only. Unix servers only

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