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PayPal and Google Checkout Only then Adding Credit Card Processing



5:09 pm on Jan 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hi guys,

Currently I offer the ability to pay with PayPal or Google Checkout only.

I'm thinking of offering direct credit card payments as well.

Anyone do this before, and notice if their number of orders went up?

Any feedback?



9:17 pm on Jan 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Way up. Its a good idea, and you can do it with paypal website payments pro - just upgrade.



11:40 pm on Jan 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Really? I wonder because I always put on there "you can use either PayPal or Google Checkout to pay with a credit card, you do not need an account to use PayPal"

The thing is, I don't get many people at all asking if it's possible to just pay with credit card. Maybe they just are turned off and leave?


7:30 am on Jan 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

Expect your sales to go up 20-50%.

Just keep in mind, a direct credit card merchant account requires a lot more work than simply PayPal (which is why a lot of people use just PayPal).


4:18 am on Jan 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

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use paypal pro and it looks like you process it on your site. $30 per month


2:09 pm on Jan 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

I wouldn't buy from a business site that only offered PayPal and Google Checkout - although I am more likely to use one of those when offered along side a traditional merchant account.

It's a legitimacy issue for me. Anyone can get a PayPal and GC account with fake information. If you can't scrape a few bucks together to get a "real" merchant account, then you aren't a "real" business and I'm moving on.

Now... if you're up front about the fact that you're "just some dude" and aren't presenting yourself as a business, then I'm OK with PP/GC-only payment method. But to me, any real company should have real CC processing and if they don't I assume it's because they either can't afford it, or their credit is so bad no merchant bank will underwrite them and neither instills trust.

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