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Merchant account vs Paypal

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Zozja, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Zozja

    Zozja Registered Member

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    Hey guys,

    So I just got approved for authorize.net merchant account through ipowerpay.

    I have been using regular paypal checkout until now.

    Tell me, what are your thoughts on a real merchant account vs paypal?

    Which one would you choose to use? Would you offer both or only one?

    The reason I moved to the merchant account matched to nanacast is for the easy one click upsells/downsells after purchase. Very slick.

    Regular paypal doesn't support these features.

    My vote goes to the merchant account. Or maybe the merchant account with an option of using paypal as well. Only then you'd lose the ability one click upsell all those customers going with paypal.

    What do you think?

    Zozja
     
  2. yuyo

    yuyo Regular Member

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    so you have a registered business right. to get the merchant account..
     
  3. Zozja

    Zozja Registered Member

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    yeah, it was $50 here in oregon for a simple DBA registration. It's easy and took about 10 minutes to setup. I was registered with the state by the next morning.
     
  4. easyeuros

    easyeuros Newbie

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    i believe it depends on what you are selling
     
  5. Zozja

    Zozja Registered Member

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    Lets say, information products.
     
  6. funnyday

    funnyday Junior Member

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    merchant account seems more formal IMO