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I agree. I've had successful transactions up to $9,450.00 USD. And out of the 4,000+ transactions we've processed, 99.999% are successful! I have also had buyers send Paypal when merchant processors would not approve the charge.
I've been with Paypal since Feb 2000. I've read lots of threads and have personally experienced the various ways a buyer can pull a scam. Of course, this is also possible with direct credit card. I just happen to see a few more ways for fraud to occur.
country support kind of depends on a lot of items, including availability of info online to do proper fraud prevention, access to automated clearing house networks, and size of overall online population and demand.
that said, we plan to continue expanding support for PayPal around the world as quickly as we can...
When I found out about the new option I was very excited.
Right now I am working in Puerto Rico and I cannot see the new option anywhere.
I develop exclusively with PayPal and a lot of my customers are in PR (for whom I also make e-commerce sites)
Am I right in the suspicion that you have not included PR in the 'US' buyers? I have had a lot of problems in the past with PR credit cards and lost more than one customer because of these problems.
Is, in PayPal's geofilters, PR considered part of the US?
If not, when will this change?
I already in my first enthusiasm had sent out emails that my customers buyers would not have to sign up anymore, now it seems I have to eat my words ... very embarrassing!
Thanks for the feedback
For anyone who has tried to run multiple websites with a single PayPal account (you are only allowed one per person) this would be extremely handy.
Taking notes PayPalDave :)? Any chance of the above?
This can cause problems since many customers never get around to claiming the money and causes us additional time trying to straighten this out. Any chance of making these partial refunds automatic like full refunds?
mifi601: not sure about how we classify PR for PayPal Acct Optional, however i will flag this with product to review and see what they can find out.
i'll check on the classification of Puerto Rico re: availability of PayPal Account Optional feature.
can you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the email address you use for your PayPal account, along with a brief description of your request / situation, and i'll see what i can do...
It's very annoying and reminds me of the old AOL days where you were hit with a few "no thanks" buttons to click out of. AOL now gives it's members an option not to see them, PayPal should too.
sorry if you find them annoying -- just hit the "Go To My Account" button. i'll pass that feedback on to Marketing.
some of the pages we show aren't just credit card offers -- there are also educational ones about new PayPal products, like our Outlook payment wizard:
(hope you don't find *that* one annoying, since my team put that one together ;)
I saw you guys included a 'where are you from' field, but even choosing US, NO OPTION for member or not here in PR.
Is it possible to find out from you whether there is a geofilter by IP in effect? And if so why PR is not part of the US?
I think this is worth looking into!
where did they hide it?
also, I tried some test sales and the page only shows the usual "login or signup stuff"
or is it only for the US market at the moment?
So, I wrote some Perl code using the PayPal shopping cart features, (automated them in the script so I don't need to use the Button Factory), and have a nice little PERL/CGI Shopping Cart that will cost nothing more than standard web hosting fee and PayPal's 2.3 to 2.9 percent plus $0.30 per transacation fee.
No SQL/MySQL hosting, no certificates, no additional fees of any kind. I INSTANTLY had the ability to put an "Add to Cart" button next to something and have the e-commerce handled... no customer login, no cookie code, just sell right away.
I did it using home-brewed delimited text databases.
Nice work PayPal!
Enough babbling... here's a demo of my CGI/Perl PayPal Shopping Cart script.
NOTE: THIS URL is to a DEMO - I DON'T SELL ANY OF THE ITEMS LISTED IN THE "DEMO ONLINE STORE" --- if you want to test it fully, ie- go through a complete transaction and checkout, only buy the item named "*** Test Paypal Checkout With This Item Only ***" It will cost you $0.60, NO REFUNDS, the cost is to cover PayPal fee and my time to clean up.