PayPal goes "legit"

PayPal goes "legit"

Post by Kelly at klkbeadwork » Sun, 16 Jul 2000 04:00:00



Ok, all you skeptics... (and no, I have no stock in the
company, I just love it) ... PayPal has just offered what
was the major stumbling block to many of you.  It now does
on-site purchase for instant customer gratification.  It
will mean I have to do a little work on my website in order
to use it, but that's ok -- I needed to do that, anyway.
https://secure.paypal.x.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/web/index-outside
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Kelly

http://www.jewlart.com/klkbeadworks/

 
 
 

PayPal goes "legit"

Post by irene and scot » Sun, 16 Jul 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> Ok, all you skeptics... (and no, I have no stock in the
> company, I just love it) ... PayPal has just offered what
> was the major stumbling block to many of you.

Heh, I wasn't skeptical about the service, just didn't have the time to read
all the fine print.  I like to do that when I sign up for something.

Well, I took the time and signed up since so many have asked me if I take
PayPal, so now I can say yes I do.  I'll get it on my web site eventually,
maybe in October or November, when the show season is winding down.

Thanks to everyone who recommended it,
Irene in western NC
www.good-night-irene.com
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PayPal goes "legit"

Post by Kelly at klkbeadwork » Sun, 16 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
> Well, I took the time and signed up since so many have asked me if I take
> PayPal, so now I can say yes I do.  I'll get it on my web site eventually,
> maybe in October or November, when the show season is winding down.

Glad to see it, since you have some auctions now and again
that I want to bid on!

One good indicator of how popular something is, is to do a
search on eBay on the term.  If you were to run a search on
"paypal" using just the title, you'd get more than you'd
ever want, and if you run it with "description also," there
is so many the search engine chokes and won't give you the
info.

I like PayPal especially since I can use it (and have) with
things other than auctions.  I'm not sorry, though, that I
set up a special savings account for PP, though; having an
"outside institution" have my checking account info would
make me crazy.  This way, I can just do a transfer if I
wish.  I can even put money INTO my paypal account from my
special savings now, and not hit my credit card when I want
to make a purchase with it.  What's not to love?? :o)

 
 
 

PayPal goes "legit"

Post by Lori Dixo » Sun, 16 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Hi Irene.

I've been using the PayPal service for online/auction sales and it's great.

I know you do shows and I'm getting ready to start in the fall.  I have a
merchant account that I haven't really been using and feel like I'm paying
through the nose for it.  Paying a Nova fee as well as a merchant fee, not
to mention transaction fees if and when I ever use it at shows.  I can use
it for a show by swiping the card info on a knuckle-buster and verifying
later, on-line.

This system seems really convoluted to me....I would think that Nova would
be able to do it all without the middle man.

Anyway, enough rambling.  What kind of set-up, if any, for credit cards do
you, and everyone else use for shows?  I can't imagine starting to do shows
without the capability to accept credit cards...it does make for WAY
increased sales, doesn't it?

Thanks.

**lori



Quote:

> Heh, I wasn't skeptical about the service, just didn't have the time to
read
> all the fine print.  I like to do that when I sign up for something.

> Well, I took the time and signed up since so many have asked me if I take
> PayPal, so now I can say yes I do.  I'll get it on my web site eventually,
> maybe in October or November, when the show season is winding down.

> Thanks to everyone who recommended it,
> Irene in western NC
> www.good-night-irene.com
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PayPal goes "legit"

Post by irene and scot » Sun, 16 Jul 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> What kind of set-up, if any, for credit cards do
> you, and everyone else use for shows

I researched the heck out of this before I chose a merchant account.  I
ended up going with Novus.  Like you, I use a knuckle buster at shows and
then enter them into a software program when I get home.

Novus handles Discover card, and they act as the middleman for Visa and
MasterCard.  I pay less than 3% for Discover charges, and a little over 3%
for Visa and MC.  I did pay close to $300 to get set up, between the
software, application fee, etc.

Yes, PayPal is cheaper, but I don't think 3% is all that much either, for
the ability to take credit cards.

At my last couple of shows, over half my sales were charges.  Would those
people have bought anyway if I didn't take credit cards?  Maybe some would
have, but I know many would not.  I find a lot of people aren't carrying
checkbooks with them anymore.

People fool themselves by pretending they won't spend money when they go to
a craft show by only taking enough cash for admission and parking and lunch.
Then they see something they *must* have.

If you think you are paying too much for your merchant account, maybe you
ought to research another?  Or work that cost into your overall pricing
structure.  (I'm not suggesting you charge credit card customers extra --
that's not legal.)

Now I'll answer your pricing post.  Hope this one helps!

Irene in western NC
www.good-night-irene.com
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Post by irene and scot » Sun, 16 Jul 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> Glad to see it, since you have some auctions now and again
> that I want to bid on!

Hmmm, methinks you have me mixed up with someone else.  I've only ever
auctioned two things via eBay -- a couple copies of my book, and that was
just very recently.

Irene in western NC
www.good-night-irene.com
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PayPal goes "legit"

Post by Kelly at klkbeadwork » Sun, 16 Jul 2000 04:00:00


...and I was the one who kept asking if you took paypal!

Quote:


> > Glad to see it, since you have some auctions now and again
> > that I want to bid on!

> Hmmm, methinks you have me mixed up with someone else.  I've only ever
> auctioned two things via eBay -- a couple copies of my book, and that was
> just very recently.

> Irene in western NC
> www.good-night-irene.com
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Kelly

http://www.jewlart.com/klkbeadworks/