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Why Paypal has become so popular?

Mar 29, 2008
If you are planning on running a web based business where you are selling services or products, you will need to find a way to accept credit cards online; this has to be a part of any ecommerce business model.No-one who wants to keep his online business profitable is only going to offer checks or money orders as the only way to pay for orders; lost custom is practically assured. There is no point spending time on a site that doesn't offer a credit card payment facility; supplying this simple facility will ensure you do not lose custom elsewhere.

Perhaps we have become impatient, but whatever the reason, customers to any website that offers goods or services, demand an instant payment facility. Every top company that sells products over the Internet accepts credit cards online and has done so since day one; companies have realized just how important this is. Competing with the big boys means you can sell products as easily as they can, but you will need to have the facility of accepting online payments as soon as the website is up and running.

It is possible and quite normal to use more than one method to accept credit cards online; which systems are used will ultimately be based on cost. Accepting credit cards online does pose some problems though, as some payment systems are quite expensive to set up and maintain.

Often the traditional systems of accepting card payments can be expensive and out of the reach of many small internet businesses; however, a good alternative is to use Paypal to accept your credit card payments. Paypal has become increasingly common in the last few years owing to the popularity of ebay. Ebay started the service to help people buy products from them.

A person can use their credit card in their Paypal account as it makes check out a simple process; once you have an account with them, payments are very quick. It is important you offer an online payment facility where your customers feel secure; you need to ensure they trust you when they arrive at your site so they do not leave it, worried about purchasing from you.

Any transaction must be in code or encrypted so a thief cannot steal the identity of the card owner. Any website that accepts credit cards online will be a secure site with the first letters of the website address being https://, This provides peace of mind to the user, so if you do not have this facility your customers will go elsewhere. You will be on the right lines if you provide the customer with a website where the ordering is easy and they feel safe making a purchase. Building trust with the customer is what the internet is all about, especially when you are running a business.
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