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Question about using Paypal to accept payments


skeedo

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When using Paypal the user is required to signup for an osc account and also signup for a Paypal account when they make a payment. To me this seems it would be a huge pain, and I would like to eliminate one and it would have to be the account on my end. Now if I do this am I going to get any stats, order tracking, mailing lists, etc.?

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The user would have to set up an account whichever 3rd party you use (NOCHEX is even worse as the customer not only has to set up a debit card, but he has to wait 2 days to confirm a small deposit from NOCHEX into the associated account - this is their security check).

 

I still think PayPal is the way to go, provided that they come through with local currencies (they are working on accepting payments in yen, pounds and canadian dollars, and a change is imminent apparently). I think the worst thing for a customer is seeing a payment in pounds (for example) in os, then seeing the same payment in dollars in PayPal, and then seeing it converted back to a slightly different pounds amount. If local currencies work, it will be better than NOCHEX and their debit card checks.

 

Regards.

 

John Green

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