August 19th in The BASE Enterprise Centre, Stranorlar

There are 8 one-to-one slots available. The first slot is at 9am and they run every hour until 5pm. To book your place please contact me with your preferred time- email or phone 087 9120912

About Karina and the Clinic
I work with Elavon Merchant Services and we offer the following services which may be of help to those who wish to take payments online and/or over the phone:
• Elavon Payment Gateway for online and over the phone processing (
• Elavon Merchant Services for secure receipt of online payments.
• Multi-Currency Processing – enabling you to control the price they offer international markets e.g., USD, GBP.

The Clinic:
• Each Session lasts 45min
• After learning about your business, I will offer tailored advice and demo’s on solutions we may have to suit your needs.
• You may, if you wish, leave the session with a written quote for a solution to suit your needs and a timeline and process for implementation.

In particular these clinics are ideal for: (All options are available for both ROI and UK-NI clients.)
• Those who are already processing online with e.g. PayPal and would like to upgrade to a full merchant services account.
• Those who although just launching a website, require the more competitive pricing and robust online payments structure etc. that Elavon Payment Gateway and Merchant Services can offer.
• Those who require specific services such as multi-currency processing or the ability to take payment for an order in real-time over the phone.

Why work with me?:
• I have first-hand experience (my own online store) that setting up a merchant account and payment gateway can be one of the most confusing tasks to newcomers to e-commerce. I can guide you on this and ensure the application and implementation process is simple- I promise!
• I understand ecommerce. If you require a more robust solution you will be speaking with a person who knows the market and will be able to provide answers to questions and propose solutions to best meet your operational and strategic needs.

I look forward to hearing from you.

About Me:
• Originally from Roscommon, and living in Laghey, I have a Degree and Masters in Marketing and ran my own business for a number of years before joining Elavon in 2011.
• I was an Elavon customer (online merchant account) before working for the company and remain a customer today. My husband runs the day to day operations of our online stores.
• It is this background on ecommerce that gives me the ability to be able to genuinely guide people on the best options for them when taking online payments.
• I will always advise on for example the “tipping point” between PayPal (no fixed cost, higher rates) or a full gateway and merchant account.
• In the last four years I have been working with businesses in Donegal on mainly face to face card payments and now would like to focus on bringing my expertise to the ecommerce businesses in my region.

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