Q121: I'd like to accept credit card payments for the reservations

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You can accept payments from your customers, either as small (e.g. nonrefundable) pre-payments that will validate reservations, or you can simply accept complete payments online. ibookfishing doesn't charge you or your customers absolutely anything for online payments. You will, however, need to create a PayPal / Moneybookers / WorldPay / Authorize.net account and enter the MB- or PayPal-registered email address in settings/online payments. PayPal does charge a very small fee (see their website for details) for each transaction. With PayPal payments, your customers can pay with all major credit cards or simply with their PayPal account.

Moneybookers is an alternative payment gateway. Other than the major credit and debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, EC and many more), Moneybookers supports domestic funding options in over 200 countries. See more at at the moneybookers website.. Moneybookers offers very attractive commission fees, lower than most other payment options.

Once you enter your PayPal / Moneybookers address into Site Settings (Online payments section), you should then go to each resource settings and change 'Reservation approval' to OPTIONAL PAYMENT. In such case the bookings will now be automatically confirmed by an online payment. Bookings without payment will still await manual confirmation. Changing the approval to OBLIGATORY PAYMENT forces users to make an online payment. Without it the reservation is not valid.

Please note that you can also test the payments using PayPal's sandbox, that is, a test account where you don't pay with real money. You'll need to change the Payment processing site option to PayPal Sandbox to enable this. See PayPal's site for more details and make sure that your Sandbox test accounts have the Payment Review option Disabled. Otherwise your test payments will be always marked as pending.

In case of Moneybookers, you'll need to send them an email requesting a test account.

Please see this FAQ question for WorldPay setup and this FAQ question for Authorize.net setup

If you want to accept online payments with a different confirmation method than obligatory or optional payment, see this FAQ question.