27 Feb 2012
As a business I have a credit card processing account, but if someone wants to process an order over the phone or internet I don’t use my account, I have them send it with PayPal. I do this for many reasons.
First PayPal has built the most secure system for processing credit cards, if it is Fraud, usually the bad guy will give up once you mention PayPal so it saves a lot of time. This has save me countless hours of dealing with scammers.
Next, I don’t want to be responsible for having the clients information, with PayPal they never need to tell me anything.
PayPal is the only safe way to take international credit cards. With PayPal they will be much more fair about a charge back than a foreign bank will be with an American company.
Another reason that this is ok is because PayPal charges 2.9% and my normal company charges 2.8% so the cost is not much more, and well worth it.
There is a small downside to PayPal and that is that sometimes they will favor, unfairly to buyer if there is a dispute, but if you are a good company you should never have those anyway.
You likely have a PayPal account but if not you can CLICK HERE to make one and it will help support my blog also.