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clearandtransparent
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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:14AM

Hi everyone


I'm getting a few requests to be able to pay for jobs via Paypal.
I was thinking to create a page on my website, enabling people to do this.


My question, if anybody has a second to advise:


1. Have you done this, any pos / neg feedback?
2. I'm not majorly familiar with Paypal, am I charged / the client charged if they want to pay this way, if so, how much?
3. Any other thoughts?


Hope to hear from you
Alex 
patty_c
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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:00AM

I use Paypal on my website and have never had a problem.  It's pretty easy to set up with their Merchant Services.  


You'll be charged a small percentage of each sale, but the client doesn't pay extra.


IMHO, the convenience is worth the small cost of processing sales.  Best of luck to you!
viennetta
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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:38AM
I've been buying and selling using Paypal for about 15 years now and have never personally had an issue, so I would recommend them. If you open a business account, the fees are 2.9% plus $.30 per transaction and if you sell in bulk, they can be even lower. International sales are slightly more, but with all sales - like Patty said - the customer never pays any fees to send you money. You can also get a Paypal debit card or have your money deposited into your bank account within 3 business days after the sale goes through. And if you need to refund any money to the buyer, it's a fairly simple procedure. Good luck! 
JasonDoiy
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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:08PM
If you're setting up a pay on my website sorta thing you should check out Visa Stripe. https://stripe.com/
clearandtransparent
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Posted Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:21AM
Thanks everyone for the great replies.
At a glance, it seems i lose 2.9% off every bill, where is the advantage for me then to do it?
I'm not hearing any great positives?
Alex 
patty_c
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Posted Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:55AM

The advantage is that it's a safe and easy way for your customers to pay.  Happy customers are a good thing!  


If the 2.9% is too big a drawback for you, though, Paypal might not be a good option for you.  


Good luck, Alex.
clearandtransparent
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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:14AM

You are right... having considered it and done some sums, I think I found my answer, i'll do it.


Thanks so much everybody for your kind replies.
Alex 
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