Process credit cards for timeshare escape programs with VirtueMart 

Is searching for a fast, safe, and secure way to process online credit card payments for your timeshare escape business a more significant hurdle than you initially thought? We’re here to tell you about a method that will work with your timeshare escape programs: VirtueMart and Tower Payments.

It’s easy to process credit cards for your timeshare escape business if you use the Joomla extension VirtueMart alongside Tower Payments’ credit card processing. High-risk products like “timeshare exit” systems now have ‘a solution for accepting online payments that’s affordable and simple to set up. Although we work with dozens of site builders and extensions for platforms like Joomla and Mambo, VirtueMart stands out due to its flexibility in terms of accepting credit cards.

Reliable and affordable payment processing for timeshare escape programs

At Tower Payments, we specialize in offering online credit card processing for high-risk businesses without the hassle. By providing a reasonably priced, stable payment gateway that can be added to your e-commerce website, we’re giving companies selling timeshare escape programs the tools they need to grow.

As experts in the field of high-risk credit card processing, we offer our services to a range of high-risk businesses. Whether you’re a well-established timeshare escape attorney or merely starting out as a timeshare exit consultant, feel free to reach out to us to start accepting payments online.

What are timeshare escape programs?

Timeshare escape services, also known as timeshare exit programs, give timeshare owners across the country the opportunity to get out of their timeshare property contracts. From villas in Colorado to apartments in Florida, many timeshare escape programs handle the process of legally getting out of timeshare contracts filed in the United States.

When you’re selling the idea of a holiday and relaxation, not to mention the opportunity to stay in beautiful locations at a fraction of the price, it’s easy to see the appeal. However, in many cases, these offers can be too good to be true. Not to mention that ownership is often in perpetuity. This makes it likely that the customers’ circumstances will change over time, and timeshare ownership is no longer what they want. This is why timeshare escape programs are so valuable.

Why do timeshare escape programs require “high-risk” processing?

If you offer timeshare escape programs, you’re providing a service in an industry that credit card processors consider “high-risk.” This means that the most common payment processing options won’t be available to you. Rather than a standard merchant account, payment gateway, and compatible shopping cart software, you need specialized providers to handle your payments. Below are some top reasons that timeshare escape programs are high-risk.

High-ticket items need high-risk credit card processing

One reason why you’ll find yourself in the high-risk category is that you sell “high-ticket items.” This term applies when you sell fewer products or services at a high price per item. Rather than high-volume sales, you sell fewer services at a higher price. This has some inherent statistical risks that come with the territory, namely chargebacks.

Chargebacks are part of your industry environment

When you’re facing a high likelihood of chargebacks, or if your industry historically has a high chargeback ratio, you’ll also want to use specialized high-risk credit card processing. More common merchant accounts and payment gateways aren’t well equipped at handling business types that are prone to chargebacks. Additionally, when it comes to shopping cart software, some software companies surprisingly list law firms and timeshare escape programs under their “prohibited use” list. This is why it can be frustrating for you when trying to find suitable credit card processing – and why the combination of Joomla and Tower Payments can be so helpful.

Find e-commerce software that works for timeshare escape programs

The good news is that we have a solution that will work for you. We can set up our credit card processing with VirtueMart for you so that you’ll be able to accept payments online without hassle. Our credit and debit card processing will be able to handle issues that are naturally part of the package for high-risk sites. With the VirtueMart shopping cart and Joomla (or Mambo), you’ll get an open source shopping cart packed with great features and functionalities. Our solutions will also connect easily, without any custom programming. We will configure a timeshare escape credit card processing account so that it integrates with Authorize.Net on the front end, and integrates natively as a drop down payment method within your VirtueMart backend. It is seamless and straightforward.  You can read more about VirtueMart and Authorize.Net integration here.

What your timeshare escape program gets with VirtueMart

While VirtueMart comes in two modes, the shopping cart and the catalog mode, it isn’t standalone e-commerce software. It’s an e-commerce software extension you can use with the Joomla Content Management System (CMS).

One of the great things about VirtueMart is that it’s open source. This means that it’s free to set up and use. You can also purchase extra features to add to the overall functionalities and options for the shopping cart. It’s a great alternative, even if you don’t choose to pay for extras. Some of the basic features include:

  • Product management
  • Product search
  • Integrated product reviews
  • Inventory management
  • Integrated payment gateway plugins that fit perfectly with Tower Payments’ solutions
  • Order statuses

That said, the real value of VirtueMart for your timeshare escape program is that it works for your business type. This is because it integrates really well for our high-risk credit card processing.

Start processing credit card payments for timeshare escape programs now

There’s no reason why your business should still be struggling to find credit card payment processing when there are solutions out there for you. Being classified as high-risk shouldn’t stop you from accepting credit cards online. Especially when you’re backed by high-risk merchant services from Tower Payments.

At Tower Payments, we provide leading solutions and additional support whenever necessary with our credit card processing services. Not only that, we’re happy to help integrate it with your chosen software. Not only will the credit card processing setup be easy, since we’ll take care of it for you, but merchant maintenance is also simple and painless. Tower Payments processing with VirtueMart ensures that your clients can make payments in a fast and safe way – and that you won’t be overcharged for credit card processing.

We always offer great rates and honest pricing – get a free quote from us at Tower Payments today!