We're PayPal Verified!
Posted 24 January 2003 - 04:57 PM
What is the point of having a 'we're varified' link on my web-store if people cannot even see it unless they are already PayPal members? I have had three dozen or so orders, and none of them has been varified. What is the point of clicking on the link if all it says is "please log in" when most of my customers don't have accounts?
Thanks for any responses in advance.
Posted 28 January 2003 - 06:54 AM
But Back to The Question at hand Why must one be "PayPal Verified" to view a merchant rating? Now What kind of an answer is " It's the PayPal users who will be most familiar with the importance of verification" come on. We have more non paypal users then paypal users shopping at our sites therefore when one of them sees this link clicks on it to see what its about .... What do they get a "login screen" why???? If I click a verisign link do I have to log in??? On top of only "PayPal Verified Members" being able to view the rating they also have to be "Members" to count for your rating. In some odd way I view that as discrimination. Well let me not waste my time anymore writing my opinions when they will just be deleted by paypal anyway......
Posted 28 January 2003 - 08:55 AM
PayPal wants customers to sign up, it is free to sign up and that is how PayPal stays in business. We provide Free services and charge Premier or Business accounts to receive payments. Simple solution with lots of features. If you would like to change the function of a feature you have the ability to log in to your PayPal account and submit a feature request. PayPal uses customer feedback to enhance or change the features we offer.
Posted 30 January 2003 - 04:02 PM
Dev Net: https://www.paypal.com/pdn
Posted 25 February 2003 - 06:01 PM
I did a little research and posted my findings here:
A verisign merchant account has a fixed cost of about $1,000 per year. A Paypal Business account costs $0.
The merchant versus paypal comparison starts to even out only if you can get a very good discount rate with your bank and if you have a lot of volume.
But keep in mind that it's not as easy to get a good discount rate for online CC processing as it is for brick & mortar. Even with brick and mortar, most banks (Chase Manhattan) charge 2-3%.
And then there are companys like CCBill. These companies offer subscription type credit card processing just like Paypal but they charge 10% or more as the discount rate (i.e., commission). Maybe CCBill can get away with charging 10% because so many of their customers make money from adult content.
Posted 07 March 2003 - 04:16 AM
Posted 28 March 2003 - 07:41 AM
Basically, now you can only use PP to pay for adult content if the transaction is completed on eBay.
Posted 28 March 2003 - 07:20 PM
Posted 02 June 2003 - 09:52 AM
(No offense to paypal_pb and others from Paypal you guys are only positive contact I've had with Paypal)
Quoted directly from paypal:
What does "Verified" mean?
Becoming Verified means that you maintain a confirmed bank account in your PayPal account. Because banks are required by law to screen account holders, Verification authenticates a member's identity and increases the security of the PayPal network for everyone.
No real added benifit other then saying at the time of signup the person had a bank account. No added insurance to the buyer.
Nowhere does it say that paypal has done anything other then to check a person has an open checking account.
I just recently discovered the palpaldev formums while recently trying to get paypals fraud department to remove a paypal seller who is varified BTW who no longer has active hosting on the Internet (Has a host file listed with his register, but the authorative dns server listed does not have a current record for the domain aka domain is dead). As of yet, I've only recieved autoresponses from the fruad department. And yes the seller is still actively listed on paypal.
A couple of things that seem to make this a low priority issue for Paypal, and unfortuntly may help scam artists take advantage of paypal buyers are:
1)This was an adult site.
We all know paypal will be discontinuing support due to high charge back ratios.
2)Small purchase amount. (in my case $3.95)
3)And this is a big one, No charge backs via paypal unless the transaction involved physical goods.
I'm sorry to the original post for ranting on, but for many of us varified member holds little or no value. From the sellers point of view a varified buyers status is more important.
Posted 02 June 2003 - 11:04 AM
Sorry once again if I pulled this topic off its original focus.
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