I’ve come across Paypal on three occasions in a short space of time which raised a question I wanted opinions on
If someone offers PayPal as a payment option, who should pick up the payment charges?
The first time I got thinking about this is because AMITPRO now offers PayPal as a payment option for our subscriptions
Guy and I figured it was a quick and easy way of providing the ability for members to make credit card payments and if it encouraged just one person to pay quicker i would be worth more than the potential time and effort trying to chase payment later down the line
I then had to pay for two sets of services, both of them gave me the option to pay by cheque or PayPal
One of them swallowed the costs, one of them added the charge on top of what I was paying for
I asked the question on Twitter and got the following responses
@AndyParkes – how we see it is that the PayPal charges covers the wages of the credit control / money chaser person we don’t have to employ!@AndyParkes depends@AndyParkes if its the only method given – then the seller should.