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Ways to accept online payments in Europe?

Hello everyone,

I just registered here and was quite shocked that it's not possible to accept credit card payments in any easy way. I read through a lot of the posts here, but didn't find a way on how to solve this problem. Do I have any options apart from cash if I live in Europe?

Thank you in advance.

 

 

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Moral A

Hello,

I'm not sure if you're using a channel manager, but we use ChargeAutomation.com to automatically collect all payments for booking.com. They integrate with our bookingautomation.com channel manager

1 year ago
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Kundrotasmartynas

Thank you so much for your reply. So I need a channel manager AND a separate payment manager to make this work? Is that right?

1 year ago
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David

Can't you just install a credit card terminal???

1 year ago
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Kundrotasmartynas

Hello David,

yes, I could do that. But how does that help me to accept online payments? I mean the problem is that I want people to pay for the reservation BEFORE they arrive, letting them pay on arrival with a credit card doesn't solve this. Thank you for your response.

1 year ago
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David

If you have a credit card terminal then the guest credit card can be charged before their arrival you just have to set up the kind of payment policy you want.

We take first nights payment before arrival you could also sign up to the virtual credit card where guest pay on line and you charge the virtual card on arrival day.

1 year ago
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Ferienwohnungl…

Hallo Everybody,

New on Booking.com, in Germany the way l read the contract is that all bookings and payments are done by Booking.com, so when the guests arrive still you haven´t gotten a cent but later between 15 to 20 days after the Guest departure......

1 year ago
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Ferienwohnungl…

is the Payment and Booking procedures different with other Countries?

1 year ago
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Moral A

Yes booking.com has different procedure in different countries. Yes you will need channel manager to manage your reservation, the software we use integrates with stripe payment processor will I believe is also available in Germany. That way you don't need a physical terminal, just online terminal. This applies for charging booking.com virtual credit card or guests' credit card

1 year ago
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Marie

An option is to download an app called Charge.

It works as a payment terminal for charging creditcards.

You enter creditcardnumber, expiry date and CVV code.

1 year ago