According to a consultant who has spoken today with Sage Software, the following is the policy for the Credit Card By Sage module:
As you know, we’d previously written about this module being free (as in no money down) due to the current Sage Software promotions that were distributed earlier this month to Sage Business Partners.
It seems that Sage Software hasn’t quite figured out the details and perhaps the marketing announcement got out ahead of the sales department.
From what we just heard from the Sage order desk, here’s how it will work:
You pay full price for the module
Sage rebates the cost at some future time – perhaps after enrollment to use their Sage Payment Services merchant services.
I’ve sent a message to Sage for their feedback on this new information. As soon as I learn more I will update this post.
Update: October 20, 2008 – we are receiving conflicting information about the definition of free. So far the replies have been that Sage will rebate, will provide free given proof of Sage Payment enrollment, will rebate based on transaction fees. My advice? Push for totally free.
Cost of the Credit Card Processing by Sage Software is still free. It’s just Free after Rebate.