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I want a website that lets me charge clients a specific amount one-time or recurring billing for a specific amount. Where do I go?


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I love freshbooks too, but I cant bill by credit card on there. I want something where I can store CC info and charge for purchases.


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Right, but that really isn't what I'm looking for. I'm looking for something like Freshbooks + CC checkout on site (not a third party). Something that does residual billing/charging and/or one-time billing/charges

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How about http://recurly.com/ ?

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Can you provide more information on why you think this is an answer to the question. –  ChrisF May 12 '11 at 20:42

I've been using https://www.hiveage.com/ and http://www.job-flex.com/. I like Hiveage because I really enjoy the finishing touch they put on the invoices. It gives them a much more professional look, and a couple of my clients have commented on it. The other one I like because I do a lot of contracting work and it’s nice to have an app that kind of does most of the work for me.

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I use curdbee.com. It is branded as "for freelancers", but you can remove this with the professional edition.

You would need to also buy the recurring billing module.

edit: I have not personally come across any online systems that will let you store Credit Card details because of the PCI compliance required.

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No, this uses paypal and google checkout, still no CC option see.weareinto.com/6guh –  Kirk Strobeck May 12 '11 at 15:43

I use Zoho Invoice for all my invoicing. Free for up to 5 invoices a month, and a manageable fee afterwards.

It will manage emails, payments, reports and, to some degree, expenses. And it has a RESTAPI allowing you to achieve whatever you may need.

Update 5/9:

Following Kirk's comment that he wasn't looking for invoicing, but actual online charging systems, I offer the 3 I used in my projects:

  1. Paypal - kinda default world wide. Don't like their (lack of) support, though.
  2. Google Checkout - allows you to use your current Google identity
  3. Amazon FPS - used it in a project that required large transactions. People can use their Amazon identity and the security it entails, including all the means of payment already listed.
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Sorry I wasn't clear, invoicing isn't what I'm looking for, I'm looking to charge. –  Kirk Strobeck May 9 '11 at 20:35
    
Hi Kirk, didn't understand that from your question. I'll update my answer –  Traveling Tech Guy May 9 '11 at 23:55
    
Right, but that really isn't what I'm looking for. I'm looking for something like Freshbooks + CC checkout on site (not a third party). Something that does residual billing/charging and/or one-time billing/charges –  Kirk Strobeck May 10 '11 at 17:22

Lots of places. Links: (I'd actually link them, but not allowed to post that many yet)

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+1 for Freshbooks! I use it and love it. (PS I've linked them for you. Nice research.) –  msanford May 9 '11 at 15:15
    
I love freshbooks too, but I cant bill by credit card on there. I want something where I can store CC info and charge. –  Kirk Strobeck May 9 '11 at 20:34
    
@KirkStrobeck Any reason why PayPal won't work for you? You can't store the cc information, but you could still let a person pay by any amount. There are also ways you can set up an authorization through PayPal such that you could charge it again later whenever you liked. –  Kerri Shotts May 9 '11 at 21:09
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Btw, but why would you want to capture cc#s? That's an awful lot of risk... –  Kerri Shotts May 9 '11 at 21:11
    
Its only risk if you hold on to them, thats why I want to use a verified service who's doing all of the protection that storing cc info entails. spreedly.com would be great, but no front-end :( –  Kirk Strobeck May 10 '11 at 17:24

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