MoonClerk Launches New Do-It-Yourself Service To Help Small Businesses Accept Recurring Online Payments
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Greenville, SC (PRWEB) February 08, 2013
MoonClerk announces the launch of its new web-based service designed to help small businesses easily accept recurring and one-time online payments.
After operating in private beta for several months, MoonClerk has signed up a wide range of businesses in various industries such as local service providers, nonprofits, gyms, subscription product companies, and schools. Now that MoonClerk is available to the public, co-founder, Dodd Caldwell says, "Any small business can use the service, and we do handle one-time payments easily, but our real focus has been on creating a product that easily handles recurring payments. There are a lot of businesses - such as pool care services, of-the-month clubs, and chiropractors, just to name a few - that need to accept these types of payments. But, because of the traditional hassles in accepting recurring payments, many of them just don't do it."
Businesses can set up MoonClerk without any technical or programming skills. The entire setup process generally takes around 5 minutes to begin accepting payments because there are no merchant accounts, payment gateways, or other systems to apply for and implement. MoonClerk provides bank-level security so businesses don't need to deal with SSL certificates or PCI compliance. "Our checkout works on all devices - desktop and mobile. So, for instance, a lawn care service can set a customer up on-site with a subscription payment and then forget about having to send invoices and then collect on them. We also handle a lot of the back-office issues, like sending out automatic receipts."
MoonClerk differentiates itself from e-commerce solutions and point-of-sale systems such as Square by allowing businesses to gather credit card information from their customer or donors and then charging that credit card on a recurring or subscription basis. Caldwell says another point of differentiation is the level of design customization. "When my co-founder, Ryan Wood, and I decided to build MoonClerk, we really wanted to help businesses convert customers. When someone decides to pay you or donate to you, you want them to complete the process. By giving our customers control of the design of the checkout experience and other great tools, we're able to help them accomplish that goal. PayPal was one of the only recurring systems out there for small businesses and it didn't really allow non-technical users to do that."
MoonClerk partners with payment processor Stripe. Businesses can set up a Stripe account while activating their MoonClerk accounts, bypassing the need for a merchant account or payment gateway. Funds are automatically transferred into the business's bank account. MoonClerk's pricing starts at $9/month. Stripe charges 2.9% + $.30 per successful transaction.
About MoonClerk: MoonClerk is a web-based service dedicated to providing an all-in-one solution for small businesses to accept recurring and one-time payments online.
For more information, visit http://www.moonclerk.com or contact Dodd Caldwell at dodd(at)moonclerk(dot)com
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