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Dwolla - Paypal killer?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Andy.N, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

  2. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    Not even worldwide so no
  4. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

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  5. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Couldn't they have picked a better-sounding name? Sounds like a child's mispronunciation of "dollar" to me. :cautious:

    That said, the idea of it is interesting and it would be nice to see it in the more common space, though I don't know how long that will take to happen.
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  6. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    Once they reach a broad audience they would run into a lot of trouble. Paypal used to be really nice, then a lot of people starting using it for all sort of scams and I started seeing the rules become more and more and more restrictive each time.
  7. SchmitzIT

    SchmitzIT Well-Known Member

    I read about Dwolla a few weeks ago, but yeah. No international support, so for now I'll have to stick to Paypal.
  8. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    I dont get it... the primary advantage for ME seems to be the smaller transaction fees...

    The primary advantage they are showing off is that it bypasses the credit networks. I already bypass the credit networks in Paypal... Paypal doesn't go through my credit cards, it takes cash right out of my band accounts.
  9. Jason

    Jason Well-Known Member

    That may not be an advantage for you, the consumer, but it is for sellers. You may not see the fees upfront, but if a company is having to pay fees on a per transaction basis, then you can bet that cost is being passed on to you (simply tacked onto your purchase price).

    PayPal provides merchant services to sellers so they can accept credit/debit cards online and/or by phone. PayPal charges the seller a fee (a percentage based on the sale) plus $0.30 per transaction. Dwolla works by leveraging the Automated Clearing House (ACH) system, but to do that, _all_ Dwolla accounts must be linked to a checking account. The ACH system is not the credit card system, so they can avoid the pay a toll requirement, and thus can avoid passing on those fees to their users. Dwolla also doesn't charge a percentage of the transaction.

    That's how it differs.
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