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View Poll Results: PayPal only checkout. Would it put you off buying?
Yes it would put me off 20 17.39%
Not at all 91 79.13%
Neither 4 3.48%
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:56 AM   #11
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Paypal protection is so much better than any offered by card companies, if you have a problem the seller cannot ignore Paypal as they could do with a card company.
Sometimes I have not used a seller because they won't accept Paypal, for me it is good because I can use my Paypal balance without touching my other cards.
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Old 07-01-2018, 12:29 PM   #12
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I'm not joking if I said not using PayPal as an option would cut my buying by 90%!

Mrs Davies20 sorts all our accounts & I don't even have a card for most of them so PayPal is very convenient for me.
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Old 12-01-2018, 12:57 PM   #13
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I don't have Paypal and yes it would and has prevented me buying off sites that only offer that method payment. I cant remember the site but it was a detailing one.

No chance i would use PP, just credit card and occasionally Debit card.
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Old 12-01-2018, 01:39 PM   #14
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E-shopping is supposed to be convenient. But it is not always secure.

I trust PayPal (and I've heard of Sage) but I'm a bit stiff-legged around some of the online payment methods I come across on the web.

In all honesty, I do not want to waste time doing due diligence on every platform to try to establish whether they are kosher or not, or there is some phishing exercise going on. When I come across unknown platforms, I pass up and find another vendor with PayPal.

Even with Sage, AIUI it is a processor and there are no fraud guarantees or implied endorsements of the vendor.

Another point, with PayPal, I can also use my Amex card much more widely than I can through other systems, and for the same cost as other cards. I prefer using Amex because get Avios when I use it...

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Old 12-01-2018, 01:58 PM   #15
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The one not to use is Worldpay

The site when paying looks like its been designed by Kids.

I like to see Paypal on a Site:

1: So I can pay via my Paypal Account

2: So I can pay Via Debit or Credit Card.

Its much more flexible than other systems. The protection comes boths ways... Paypal and Credit card as a buyer I have 2 forms of Proof and Protection

Paypal>Sage
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:45 PM   #16
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I am the opposite if somewhere doesn't accept paypal then I usually try to find one that does, I have used it for years and they have always helped me out and the fact its so easy to use is even better!
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Old 18-01-2018, 04:00 AM   #17
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I'm the same as some others.... If it's a reputable site then I don't mind paying via credit or debit but 90% of them offer PayPal anyway
But if I'm buying from somewhere first time... Always PayPal and if they don't have it I don't buy from them and try to find the product elsewhere
PayPal customer protection is probably the best customer service I've encountered
Had a problem with a seller once, not answering their emails and it was getting on, maybe a month or so...
Quick email to PayPal and I had the money back in a jiffy
Only problem with them is I could NEVER get a contact for them other than using Facebook, but to be fair they're normally pretty quick using Facebook
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Old 18-01-2018, 06:01 PM   #18
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Speaking as a customer and as an e-commerce manager, I'd definitely recommend having both Paypal and a separate card processor as options.

Not only do people have personal preferences (as so well expressed above), but it gives you a "belt and braces" backup if one is down for any reason.

Sage aren't as bad as they used to be (back in their Protx days reliability was awful) but given the choice I would always go for Stripe (stripe.com) instead - better customer service, easier to set up, nice simple fees for the merchant.
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^^

This is my point

I wouldn't get rid of paypal at all - Too many people including me use it but I'm adding Sage Pay as an added option.

Worldpay is shocking to use imo
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