So here's the issue, I need to accept credit cards on my site, but I don't want to go through a merchant service, I want to go through visa/ amex/etc directly (it's a long story..). Now, to even get a quote, they need to know so many details, name, address, estimated income (how can I estimate income if I don't know what % is going to be taken by the CC company?).
I guess one question is, has anyone dealt with this before?
The other question is, (maybe it deserves its own thread)... In what order have you guys been doing things? I have someone who is goingto develop my site, but I don't have a name yet. I have ideas for names, and bought a couple potential domains, but haven't chosen. Do I need to register my company? Do i need legal entities this early in the game? All I want are quotes!! How can you see if this is going to work if no one is going to talk to someone who doesn't exist yet?