No problem using paypal. Plus not all can afford the amounts charged by other payment processors. So I would say go with them, I've been with them for years now. they now pay you into your bank account in your own currency as well.
As a consumer, I do not & would never use Paypal. I have used it before and been ripped off, and not been helped in way shape or form by Paypal. I had to resort to a chargeback. Paypal customer support is very poor.
As a seller, i would be even more hesistant to entrust my money to them. Somebody mentioned doing a search. I would recommend that as well. Good luck.
Good alternatives are 2Checkout and Revecom/Paysystems. I have used both as a consumer or a seller and have been happy with the results.
personally, I have been using paypal since the beginning, I even had an X.com checking account. Never had a problem with them. As a business, we have used them for approx 1.5 years, never a problem. Yes I hear some people say they are a ripoff, but those are few and far between if you take into account the total number of users. And most of those are resolved. People with bad experiences just tend to be more vocal than others. Not that they are under new management, with more staff, the problems will be evn less frequent. I would recommend it for another payment option to any business. Notice I said another not as the only. It has brought some business to us by offering it as an option, I don't think it has driven anyone away as we have 2checkout also.
I don't think PayPal is a bad alternative to have. (Emphasis on the word "alternative.") We find that most buyers prefer to pay by other means (like 2checkout), but we use it as a backup method for the few who request it. Most of the people we've spoken with are turned off by the fact that they have to register an account to pay by PayPal, as mentioned above.
Hi, Iwould recommend 'PaySystems' or otherwise known as 'Revcom'. They are excellent and very reliable. Their client interface is excellent and the product and billing systems are very easy to set up. With their system, unless you are a VERY large host, there is no need for a seperate billing set-up. The set up cost is $49 and their fees are low. They have several options for payment. I am a satisfied user. Highly recommended!
COMPUTERS CAN DO THAT?
Originally posted by frozen Ebay is buying them. What is everyones opinion on this?
Well, being a user of ebay as well, I would say its a good thing.
Back to payment providers, I quite like the propay site, only problem? I am from England so i can't sign up with them, also you may wish to check out how paypal deal with payments now, as you sign up the same way you do with other payment processors such as worldpay, certainly an improvement.
Also, as far as customer care goes, I have no problems using them, granted i only needed to chat to them a couple times over the years, but still they replied within 24hours, which is about what most processors,'should' at least try to acheive.
What you may wish to do is to sign up to a couple payment providers, try them out and see where to go from there...