Pay pal need a complete idiots guide!

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by kars, Jun 10, 2011.

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  1. kars

    kars Guest

    :huh: Is there anyone out there who could give me a complete idiots guide to setting up pay pal as a option for my custies as many of them seem really interested but im at a loss!!! i do have a pay pal account i assume this helps get the ball rolling?
    If not could someone be kind enough to point me in the right direction? im **** with computers. would be really greatfull :heart: (very girly, i know! lol)
     
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  2. nearlyclean

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    I would recommend Bank transfer or standing order,It cost nothing to give them an invoice with your sort code/account number and a reference to know they paid
     
  3. There is a paypal post somewhere which gives you the formula. All you needto do is cut and paste it (change company name and e-mail to the one you use on your paypal account) then pass it to your web host who can implement it.
    I did this and it works a treat but be warned, as nearly says, it is not cheap![hr]
    Kars,
    I made a comment on the paypal post soit isat the top of the chat topics. You should spot it easily
     
  4. kars

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    Thanks guys..
     
  5. Hinty

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    I used to use Paypal, but have changed over to bank transfer - so much cheaper, and you get the funds immediately.

    Had one contract pay £600 by paypal - they took nearly £20 and then it took another 5 days to transfer to my bank account.

    Dave
     
  6. kars

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    for bank transfers Is that where i give them my sort code and acc no to customers? I take it they would be able to have some sort of ref on it so i knew who it came from?
     
  7. Hinty

    Hinty Well-Known Member
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    Yes - normally when they set it up their bank website lets them put a reference by the payee - I get mine to put "Window Cleaning 123" where "123" is the unique reference number I have given them. that way they know they have paid, and it shows up on my statement with the reference number so I can update my records.



     
  8. harvriddle

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    I agree with FlipFast. It is much more easier and cheaper with bank transfer.. PayPal is not so effective anymore, I think they should make some changes and improve their systems :lol:
     
  9. kars

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    thats a shame as im getting positive feed back from customers about using it :huh:
     
  10. I set my one up recently and tested it by payinf £1. The amount that went into my account of that £1 was 77 pence!!!!

    I realise that the deductions will almost certainly reduce as the amount goes up ut even so, it is a rip off.

    Bank transfer is so much easier and instant.
     
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