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It can buy via paypal?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by OsKaR, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. OsKaR

    OsKaR Member

    I was wondering if can buy a license via paypal, as for many who live outside the U.S. and myself in particular in Spain, I find it much easier to pay this way.

    thanks ;)
     
  2. majdi

    majdi Well-Known Member

    yes you can
     
  3. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    yeap. it is already confirmed that paypal is going to be the preferred (i guess only!) option at least during the initial days.
     
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  4. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    If they want to have that "professional" look to it, they should accecpt payments directly from cc's and not only pp. I think at first they might do only paypal because it's easier.
     
  5. Floris

    Floris Guest

    No matter what they will do, it will start with only PayPal, is what I heard.
     
  6. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    You can use cc thru paypal. To be perfectly honest, setting up with an online merchant is a REAL PAIN and I do not BLAME anyone who avoids it. 99.99999% of the online merchants are charlatans. 
     
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  7. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    haha yeah. you have to be very careful about the payment gateway you use. and then integrate it. paypal might be a very hated service but it does make a lot of complicated things easy.
     
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  8. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    PayPal costs are a lot cheaper than card processing fees too. Well with our bank they are anyway.
     
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  9. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    agreed.

    Paying with a cc through paypal is much easier on both XF and on the customers.
     
  10. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    I've gone both ways. There is typically a monthly fee with a merchant even if you do not use it. Paypal doesn't charge unless you use it. You can lose your shirt just in fees on the Merchant account and you usually have to buy the equipment as well. Paypal, no equipment involved. 
     
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  11. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    The main problem we have with cards, whether it's offline or online is the cost for credit cards. Debit cards cost £0.25 per transaction where as credit cards cost 2.5% per transaction.

    We have a lot of transactions for hundreds of pounds and a fair few for thousands, one customer especially spends thousands of pounds a month, if we allowed them to pay by credit card it would cost us a fortune.

    Earlier on this year they spend something on the lines of £11,500.00 if they had paid that by credit card it would have costed us £280 odd to accept it. Quite scary actually.

    Nah for online payments PayPal is the way to go.
     
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  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I avoid PayPal whenever possible.

    If I am ever forced to use it, I make sure I pay with my credit card.

    That way I can always contact my bank to reverse a payment, which I have had to do several times as PayPal weren't interested.
     
  13. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    Sorry I wasn't really clear there.

    I was meaning more from a merchant point of view in that post.
     
  14. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    What? :eek: Only Paypal at first? :eek::eek:
    That's not good, not good at all. I don't have a Paypal account as it's not supported in my country. :(
    I really hope there will be another method to pay in the first 24 hours so I can get advantages of the discount.
     
  15. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    Do you have a credit/debit card? If so you can still GO thru paypal. 
     
  16. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    I have some kind of cards that I think it called "webserver" (which I'm not sure what it is). It's some kind of cards that is only for internet and paying online purposes. I tried to use it with Paypal but they didn't accept, they said it's not a credit card. I use this card to pay for my hosting and other online payments without any issues, I also used it when I first bought vB, as a matter of fact Ashely helped me with that when he was still working at vB.
     
  17. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    Maybe he can help you this time. 
     
  18. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    right. i can see a possibility that some interested customers might not be able to use PayPal at all on the beta sale day so the people running XF might offer a workaround for them.
     
  19. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    I hope so, That will be great. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Floris

    Floris Guest

    You have to start somewhere ..
     

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