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Posted - April 21 2004 :  04:11:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Can anyone help?
I'm looking to add a surcharge for those wishing to pay by Credit Card. How do I achieve this??

Thanks - Barry

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Posted - April 21 2004 :  14:39:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Quietly. Credit card sur-charges are illegal.

You can add on shipping and handling charges. I am not sure about the legality of making your shipping and handling more for credit card users however. But chances are your merchant account could be canceled for such charges.

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VP-ASP Super User

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Posted - April 27 2004 :  19:06:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thats interesting that credit card surcharges are illegal now. As recently as 10 years ago, all gas stations charged extra for credit card purchases. They clearly listed two gas prices: one for cash and one for credit. Have these rules changed?

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Posted - April 28 2004 :  03:50:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You can read more about what is legal and what is not Here

The truth and lending act expired in 1984 that says surcharges are illegal but the following states below prohibit merchants from adding surcharges to credit card transactions. Which means if your doing business in those states on the internet your out of luck. On top of that Visa and MasterCard prohibit surcharges, and American Express discourages them.

* California
* Colorado
* Connecticut
* Florida
* Kansas
* Maine
* Massachusetts
* New York
* Oklahoma
* Texas

You can always offer a cash discount,


Edited by - GTM on April 28 2004 04:04:28
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Posted - April 28 2004 :  06:06:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice link! Thanks!

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Posted - May 07 2004 :  18:26:25  Show Profile  Visit Justin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
fyi - It's 100% legal in Australia.

I'd like to know how to do it too, so that it comes up as an extra line on the invoice. Has anyone implemented it yet?


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Posted - July 24 2008 :  05:50:20  Show Profile  Visit troy.jones's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello Awesome People,

I am in Australia, and now most of the companies add a credit card surcharge with their shopping cart programs.

Was anyone lucky enough to get an answer to this question?
How to add a surchrge when pauing by paypal.
In Australia It is great because the customer expects to pay this. :)

Companies looking to purchase a shopping cart program in Australia would flock to VP-ASP if this feature was avalable as an option.

Regards Troy
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Posted - December 04 2008 :  04:30:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have the same issue:

I'm wonder if is possile to set-up vpasp like this way:

.- charge $3 to a customer that pay cash on delivery

the amount need to be show in the shop cart before the customer approve the order.

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