If you have an online store, or are planning to start an eCommerce store, its important for you to consider your payment gateways. According to the us customs data, you may need to use a payment gateway like PayPal, Google Pay, Authorize.net, or a third party solution (the only exception being a native iOS app that uses the Apple iphone system). Payment gateways have security features which can help to ensure the highest level of security for your transactions. For more information on payment gateways, click here. Don’t forget that there are thousands of online stores out there, you need to give customers a reason to pick your online store. This is mainly why it is also recommended to offer discounts once in a while. Those consumers who usually shop online are constantly visiting websites like Raise, where coupon codes are found.
Let me start by saying that I feel very confident using PayPal with this blog. I have paid myself by using this payment method (that is, all of the transactions have been via PayPal). I have also paid myself in some of the affiliate programs I have set up (which are paid with PayPal). So I really feel that PayPal is doing what they say it will do (which is to protect your account). I dont know if this is the case with the other gateways. One last note about security. Do not ever use any other method for getting paid for your blog (or other online products or services) than PayPal. (Please do not use the alternative payment methods unless you are absolutely sure that those methods are safe.) It is a very secure form of payment, and if you use a different form of payment than PayPal (which would include all the payment gateways) then you are putting your information at risk. If you are going to do any of the other methods (e.g. other payment processors) then I strongly recommend that you get more information about those methods, and how to protect your information before you do anything. The one exception is if your web host has a special protection plan for PayPal accounts. If that is the case, then do not worry. I would not recommend taking it and submitting your information to your bank for payment because it is likely that your bank will have already rejected it. If you want to make sure it is really from PayPal and not a phishing scam then just wait a few days, and if you are still not getting a response from them, call their customer service number.
You will then need to create an account in your new payment system. If you haven’t already, log into your PayPal account. Click the “My Account” tab. You will need to enter in your email address, password, and security question and answer to add your PayPal account. In the top right hand corner of the screen click on “Add a Payment Method.” On the next screen, fill in the information for your new payment system. Enter the information for the sender you have just signed up for the PayPal account. I use their “First Name” and “Last Name” for the sender. On the next screen I fill in the phone number for the Paypal rep and the zip code and city of where you live.
It doesn’t get easier than this and it really is going to make the process much easier. Just be sure you are following the above steps completely. Finally, click the check mark button at the bottom of the screen and you should be able to click on “Save Payment.”