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There are now 3 pages rather than just the one. One for shipping info, 1 for billing and possily 1 to confirm. I'm not sure though, as I didnt go past billing?
Good news alround though really. As far as I'm concerned at least.
The process is:
Shipping (unless the button code has no_shipping=1)
Pay (a review/confirm page)
(There is a status bar at the upper right of the page to display the customer's progress.)
[edited by: lorax at 7:01 pm (utc) on Jan. 21, 2005]
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Thanks pp_rb, I do read through those forums but must have missed that, sorry.
Hopefully they will update their typepad website pp_rb. I really don't want to look thru another forum for things like this. Afterall, they did announce the U.S. one there.
Paypal still do all their anti-fraud checks on each transaction
What checks are these? are you suggesting they can/do check all the card numbers against addresses?
At least with a merchant account you can get your provider to check with the card issuer to make sure all is OK, with PP you can check absolutely nothing with this new system.
Also long as PayPal is this unfriendly I have no use for it, or services that offer it as their only payment method...
What the hell is going on? Their UK website says that "user account optional" is available and their support people say that it is not. This does not improve my confidence rating!
As we only ship to the credit card holders billing address (which we state on our website), is there anyway in our paypal account where we can disable the option for the customer to enter a seperate shipping address in paypal? just so that this elimantes any confusion on our customers side.
As long as you have selected the setting in your Profile to require a Confirmed Address, the customer's billing address will be used for the shipping address in the Account Optional checkout. They will not be given the option to enter a different address for shipping.
Isn't it that you can turn on the "user account optional" facility or not, as you please, but it will nevertheless only be available for non-UK buyers at the point of purchase?
Get paid more easily.
Your buyers can now make payments without opening a PayPal account. That means more completed sales for you.
For new buyers, signing up for a PayPal account is now optional.* This means that your customers can complete their payments first and then decide whether to save their information in a PayPal account for future purchases. The checkout is more convenient, resulting in more completed sales and satisfied customers.
Best of all, this upgrade requires no action on your part. The checkout automatically applies to Website Payment tools like Buy Now Buttons, Donations and PayPal Shopping Basket, as well as our Request Money and PayPal Invoicing features..
I sent them an email and I was told that they did not yet support this but the information above is taken from the UK version of their site. There is even a testimonial from a satisfied UK customer.
Wasn't there a Paypal employee who used to post in here? Was it Paypal Dave or something. He was in the USA but perhaps he could answer the question and if it is now possible perhaps he could tell the UK people about it :)
Paypal is like any other typical corporation, you can call them three times and get three different answers.
[edited by: lorax at 1:02 pm (utc) on Feb. 18, 2005]
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It's been enabled for the UK. The best way to test this, if you're in the UK, is to try a test payment to yourself through a "Buy Now" button. Click on the option to check out without an account, and you'll see the Account Optional Shipping & Billing screens instead of a signup page.
they state, "Q: Do I need a PayPal account to pay my seller? A: If you wish to pay a UK seller, you will need a PayPal account. If your seller is from elsewhere and has PayPal Account Optional turned on, you will not be required to create a PayPal account."
[edited by: lorax at 10:23 pm (utc) on Feb. 28, 2005]
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What happens the SECOND time a person buys on Paypal? what has killed me in the past is buying once on Paypal then not knowing what password I gave severel months ago for the card in question.
Is this still the case? Do you need to remember a password on the second call?