BeeDeeDubbleU - 7:11 am on Sep 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
The drawbacks for using Paypal are few. Historically its use was once seen as amateurish as it was mostly used for personal rather than business purposes. They now operate all over the world and most people have heard of them. In fact they are probably the best known online payment system for the general public. At one time buyers also had to open a Paypal account before making a purchase. These drawbacks no longer apply.
Paypal does get a lot of bad press for various reasons most of which have some foundation but for low volume transactions it is the by far the easiest way to go. If you anticipate a high volume of transactions it becomes cheaper but in this case you may also want to look at a merchant account.