Posted Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:14AM
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
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!
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!
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/
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?
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.
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.