Paypal and credit cards for payment for eggs?

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Livinzoo, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    Statham, GA
    Not sure if this is the appropriate forum. If not I'm sorry.

    I'm new to selling eggs and not sure what to do about paypal and credit card purchases. If you accept more than 5 a year you have to sign up for their premier account. But that account than charges you for instant transfers along with the credit cards.

    So how do you guys handle this?

    I have seen on another forum where someone had 2 different accounts. If you used credit cards you sent it to one account and added fees and if you didn't use credit cards it went to a different account.

    Tell me how to handle this.

  2. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    You can always tell people not to pay with credit card. It can be taken directly from their bank account without the credit card issue and you don't have that ridiculous wait like you do with an e-check. [​IMG]
  3. aberfitch

    aberfitch Songster

    Mar 24, 2008
    Texas Fort Worth
    It is the cost of doing business. You cannot charge extra for accepting PayPal credit card payments. If you are reported they will freeze your account and all moneys in the account. The free account is often a big head ache. The fees are something you need to absorb for the ease of payment and it is a service you are providing your customers. Many people will not buy if there is an extra charge for a payment. Also you need to know if you accept credit card payments. You will be charged for all payments that come in, even if they are non credit cards. I know it sucks but we have no other option to use. PayPal is fast convent but does come with a charge. Money order and checks take a lot of extra time. That isn't a good thing when dealing with time sensitive eggs
  4. PQ

    PQ Songster

    Feb 5, 2009
    Platina, Ca.
    I take Postal money orders and I will not collect eggs till money order arrives. I make it very clear to the buyer this is what I do. I do not like pay pal will not deal with pay pal.
  5. nicktide

    nicktide In the Brooder

    Oct 16, 2008
    Boonsboro, MD
    Paypal is worth it. Just figure the costs in when you set the price. Even if they pay by check/Money order, figure that you are taking a risk of a bad check or fake M.O.. I persoanlly would rather pay the few percent than deal with a bad check.
  6. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    I like it. It does cost a percentage but then again it is instant and I don't have to drive to town to deposit or cash anything. I can transfer it directly to my checking account. With the price of gas I figure that is worth the charge on them handling the money transactions. Also it doesn't cost me to use paypal to send to someone else and as said it is quick.
  7. HatTrickSilkies

    HatTrickSilkies Songster

    Jul 6, 2007
    Eastern PA
    Shipping eggs and even birds can be a time sensitive matter. I will gladly pay for the convenience of Paypal on my part when I am a seller. And in the same token when I am a buyer, I will gladly only use a available funds or my checking account when purchasing if that's what a seller requires (as well as money order if need be). I figure three percent isn't going to make or break me either way so I suck it up.

    ~ Nikki
  8. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Heck to sell eggs, Id take empty bottles, scrap metal or used automobiles [​IMG]

    I like Paypal.

  9. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Songster

    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla
    It's a part of doing business, just calculate it into your costs.

    I won't buy from someone who I have to mail a money order too. That would require me to go out of my way to go get one and may take me up to 2 weeks to do. It's a hassle for me. As a seller I feel it's my job to make the transaction as easy as possible.

    If someone wants to BUY something from me and THEY want to pay with money order, that's not a problem. But I don't like being forced to do it.
  10. pirtykitty

    pirtykitty Songster

    Dec 8, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    Has anyone tried googlecheckout?? It goes right into your checking account.. I think there is a fee but not as high as paypal

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