It is 2016, and any business not online is not interested in being modern or growing much. We started businesses in the USA with less capital in less time that are thriving in their respective markets. They accept credit cards online because that is how you make reservations for 95% of rental oriented businesses internationally.
It appears that some banks do not offer credit card acceptance to their business account holders, based on the newness of the business! If a business account was just established, it can be reason for denial of card services. They have no problems giving a card machine, for some reason. But allowing transactions to occur online requires time?
Well, anything that can be done online is not done by only one company. So, we are shopping merchant account facilitators and payment gateways who offer the same services some banks choose to deny. These services are abundant in the US, but slightly less so outside four continents.
Our tech department will provide an experience as expected when visiting the mainland. We look forward to giving modern, efficient, performance and quality when we formally open fall 2016. We also plan to share our knowledge with other businesses looking to enter 2016 with us.
UPDATE 7/13/16: A service called, Hipay Direct, is equivalent to Stripe in western countries. Due to regulations that are not uniform throughout Europe's global properties, some companies can do business with parts of France's entities and not others. Same for the Netherlands and obviously the USA. Major internet businesses have yet to smooth out ancient banking rituals. So leave it to the smaller businesses to do the heavy lifting.