Birdman - 1:39 am on Oct 5, 2002 (gmt 0)
Hollyhats, I use PayPal and it is a very good system, IMO. What happens is, you link your "buy" button to PayPal with a unique string after the url which will define your account, item #, price, and description. When someone clicks the "buy" link, they go to PayPal's secure site where they have to create an account if they don't already have one. It's no big deal. After the purchase is made, PayPal sends a confirmation to the buyer and a notification of payment to you. You will need to set up a business account with them to have a shopping cart through them. It's easy. You can get a PayPal debit card and withdrawl the money instantly from any atm or use it as a credit card to make purchases. I really like PayPal, yet some will say that merchant accounts are the only way to go. PayPal is probably one third the price of merchant. Hope that helped.