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Thread: Merchant Account/Gateway, PayPal?

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    Junior Registered
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    May 2009

    Merchant Account/Gateway, PayPal?

    Can you tell me, why some people don't recommend PayPal for merchant services?
    I am considering them. Have an online business.
    THank you.

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    Administrator Chris's Avatar
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    Feb 2003
    East Lansing, MI USA
    Because of their fraud procedures that can often leave merchants high and dry.

    Also, it is easier for someone to steal a paypal account than a credit card so you may get more fraudulent transactions.
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    Mar 2009
    You may want to look into Google checkout instead. They are basically the same type of service (similar transaction fees) but have more trust and brand recognition among users. Of course a high quality card vendor would be ideal for any website, but if its not a choice, this might be the next best thing.

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