Now Upload & Share Images on Twitter at ease!!!

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Thinking of a way to upload & share image on twitter? Now you can upload & share any images on twitter just at the click of mouse.

When you click inside tweet box you will see two small icons on bottom left corner below the tweet box. One is a small picture of Camera & other is of a compass.

Clicking on the image of camera opens up the file upload dialog bog. Now browse any picture you want to upload from your computer & press the open button. The picture will be available just below the tweet box. If you just dont want to share the image click on the cross button on the image. The image will get deleted.

Now write your tweet and click tweet button & it will be shared automatically.

You may upload images upto 3MB Size & it will be scaled automatically to adjust the display pan on the right side of your twitter timeline.

Click on the tweet you can view the complete tweet and enlarged Image on the detail panel.

Happy Sharing!!!

Image search on twitter.com

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The other day I discovered a feature in twitter.com though its not new. I just like to share with you. Just type sp on anywhere in twitter page. Don’t type in Search Text box available on to of page or the tweet box.  It  will pop up a small search text box. Type any keyword of your choice it show you image result for the keyword.  Though this is small shortcut but its quite useful sometime.

Payment Gateway Options.Accept payment online!!!

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While selecting for a payment gateway for accepting payments on website, one question usually my clients ask me is: Which payment gateway to use?

Before selecting any Payment Gateway option for accepting payment on your website we should consider few facts:

1. Which Currency you are planning to accept: You have to decide in which currency you are planning to bill your customer. Say your target customer is Indian and your preferred currency is INR then choosing a payment gateway which does not support Indian Rupee Currency will not serve your purpose.  If you display your prices in INR and bill them in USD there will always be difference in final amount to be paid by customer. And this will make your customer uncomfortable shopping in your online store.

2. Payment Gateways Charges: Any payment gateway have some charges associated with them: Setup Charge, Annual Maintenance Charge, Transaction Charges & Cancellation Charges. There are payment gateways that don’t charge Setup & Annual maintenance Charges. The transaction charges usually varies with volume of transaction. So before you chose any payment gateway for accepting payments on your website go through the fine prints. Make yourself acquainted with the charges associated.

3. Ease with Integration: Though its not directly linked to you as a owner or as a visitor. Though this is  more concern for your development team. They are to decide level of  complexity required to integrate the payment gateway and how much they are comfortable.

4. Payment settlement cycle: Almost all payment gateway have there different payment settlement cycle. Each provider maintain a minimum balance in there account and transfer the balance to your account. The mode of payment can differ: direct fund transfer, Cheque or DD, etc.  After each transaction you have to usually capture your order giving your dispatch details or order execution detail  in your payment gateway module before actually money gets transferred to your account from customer card.  After you capture your order payment gateway usually transfers the money on weakly basis.

Few payment gateway providers:

CCAvenue

CCAvenue estables in 2001 claims to be zero debt company from the date of its inception. It is based in Mumbai,India with subsidiary office in USA & Singapore. Its package starts from Rs. 7500/- Setup Fee with per transaction charges  of 7%. The per transaction charges reduces upto 3% if you pay a setup fee of Rs. 40000/-. CCAvenue also charges an Annual Software Maintenance Charge starting as low as rs. 1200/-. You can bill your customer in INR or USD.  You can accepts payment via credit cards, Debit Cards, Indian Internet banking, mobile payment & cash cards.

EBS

EBS was established in 2005 by young entrepreneur for providing comprehensive & easy solutions to e-commerce industry. Using this payment gateway you can accept on your website from Credit Cards, debit cards,   Indian Internet banking, mobile paymets & cash cards. Here packages starts from Setup fee of Rs. 6000/- and 6% per transaction fee. And the transaction fee can go as low as 3.25 if you pay an initial setup of fee of Rs. 30000/-. They charge Rs. 2400/- per year as Annual Maintenance Charge.

Paypal

Its one of the most known company world wide for providing solutions for accepting payment online. Paypal was founded on December 1998. And based in San Jose, California.  Paypal don’t charge any Setup Fee. You can just register yourself on there website, validate your account using a credit card and integrate with your website to start accepting payment.  Paypal charges starts as low as 3.4%+0.30USD per transaction.  One of the most important drawback with paypal for an Indian Website Store that you cannot bill your customer in INR.

I have tried to highlight some points you should consider before selecting a payment gateway and some payment gateway option. As a service provider in this field you can approach us for payment gateway integration with your website or for any e-commerce solutions. You can visit us at www.mindkey.in or mail us @ sales@mindkey.in

I would be pleased to know your feedback & views on this topic.