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Would the purpose be so you can take payments through your website or just because it's an easy solution?

I use them for my web business and I've run into a few problems along the way. They are really quick to pull money out of your account even if your in the right.

Also, when a lot of people see the PayPal logo they think they need a PayPal account... which is not the case to take Credit Cards.

I still use them but they do have some problems.
 

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No! They frown on anything that has to do with guns; parts, pieces and whole. I think it is a ludicrous policy so I trade money somewhere or somehow differently.
 

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I use PayPal when a customer absolutely insists on using a credit card...but I don't make first mention of it or promote it.

I used to have a merchant account but got tired of paying monthly fees just to maintain the account (which I seldom used).

Related to what Nathan said, I make sure to tell them they don't have to be a member or join to pay...that part can cause a little confusion.
 

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Would the purpose be so you can take payments through your website or just because it's an easy solution?
I was thinking of using them for an option for customers on re-paints. I would be able to explain to them how it works so there was no fear factor. I once had a credit card contract years ago and it was a nightmare. It seems like the commission percentage is reasonable and I could even pass that charge to the customer for the convenience.
 

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One good thing about PayPal is that you get to say I've never seen or had a copy of your credit card number.
 

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another option with paypal is the customer can use the "send money". Provide the customer with a email account and the can send you the mail without adding to website..or even if you do not have a website.

Do you guys ad the % charge back in if customer wants to use credit card.
for example 2.9 of $500.00 is just under $15.00 the processor company can charge.
 

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House, you cannot do that.. or lets be realistic.. you shouldn't. Many customers know this and if they alert PayPal or your merchant gateway they can shut down your account.

I love PayPal Pro. You don't even have to let customers know about PayPal. All they need to know is you accept credit cards. Other advnatages:
• I get 1% cashback on purchases with PayPal Debit card. During my season that is like a free $300-$400 per month.
• I get 4.5% on my balance through Paypal's money market. I leave a good amount in there. Offsets (not totally of course) my CC fees.
• The gateway is seemless on my website. Customers don't have to leave my e-commerce check out
• I can collect cards in the field via virtual terminal
 
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