PayPal Standard and Credit/Debit Cards

Posted by Paul on June 21, 2013

You can use PayPal Standard to take payments by credit card, but do your customers know this? Displaying PayPal as your only payment method can be dangerous because a lot of potential customers will think that they have to go through a lengthy sign-up process to get a PayPal account before they can pay on your site and they may just go elsewhere.

Until it's common knowledge that you don't need a PayPal account to pay by credit or debit card through PayPal, I'd recommend letting your customers know this at the checkout, a bit like this:

PayPal Card Logos

And perhaps even including a message/screenshot of what to do when they get in to PayPal itself to pay just with a card:

PayPal pay by card

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