Q:I am in the process of settig up an online company that will offer a service over the net. I would like to do all transactions online. I have the ability to create my pages (see link below), but need help making the actual financial transactions.
A:The 'Microsoft Press' publication, "Understanding Electronic Commerce", written by David Kosiur, is an excellent book that will offer insight into handling financial transactions and other business matters online. I agree with Matt Eliason. I only see a page for open forum with a strong political presence, unless the site you're speaking of isn't online yet. Otherwise, for actual transactions I've been researching different mediums and am now going with a company called Kagi. They have no set up costs, only a per transaction cost. They came highly recommended. I'm in the process of set-up with them, so I can't give a first hand account of service. They've been great at customer service thus far, though. Also, if you're going to make money online...look into getting your own domain name for a professional feel to your visitors.