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Google has set up a system to provide content recommendations and random site navigation based on information contained within a user’s search history and preferences, which would seem to be a step onto StumbleUpon’s turf. If the eBay purchase of StubmleUpon goes through, we could have a classic confrontation.
The NYT takes a look at Google efforts to take market share away from eBay’s PayPal. The two are in a battle for the right to process credit card payments of companies looking for an alternative to merchant accounts.
Hitwise reports that downstream traffic to Google Checkout is up 30% in the past four weeks, with the number one store, by far, being Buy.com. Buy delivered 18.3% of Checkout’s traffic, with number 2 Dick’s Sporting Goods way behind at 4.8%. Of course, Google’s major “Free Money” promotion is the biggest thing driving people to use the service, and with it running until the end of December, we’ll have to wait for January numbers to see if there is a big drop-off.
I spoke to David Miller of Internetnews.com yesterday and shared with him my thoughts on Google’s new payment processing service.
Several retailers have been quietly testing a Google payment system called GBuy, and users will see a GBuy icon next to AdWords paid search ads. PayPal has dominated the online payment field for some time. It has been a profitable business, one which eBay purchased in October 2002.
Sometimes, thinking up a unique gift for that almost-special-enough-to-give-a-real-gift someone in your life is just more of a commitment than you’re willing to suffer. In that Yuletide “I don’t have time for you” spirit, PayPal announced that merchants who accept PayPal…
Once you decide which products you are planning to sell on the Internet, and what type of web store you are going to use in order to display your products, next vital decision that you have to take is to figure out how your customers are going to pay you. Whatever you plan to sell online, accepting credit card transaction is a must! A full 90 percent of all online sales occur through credit card payments.
The Wall Street Journal broke the news on Friday that they had received information from sources “in the know” about Google, Inc.’s plans to create an online payment system -possibly named “Google Wallet”- to rival that of current online payment leader PayPal, a service of online auctioneer giant eBay, Inc.
I love PayPal. They’ve been doing business online almost as long as I have, and they’re constantly improving and adding new features to their service.
If you are selling goods or services, software or other stuff you need to arrange online payment mechanism for your customers.
Using PayPal as a gateway for accepting online payments has just become much more attractive.
PayPal, owned by eBay, has always been considered one of the best, most secure choices of payment for auctions, whether by check or credit card. But one of the biggest drawbacks to it has been the restriction that the buyer also had to have a PayPal account in order make that payment.
If you want to sell online, you need to be able to accept credit card payments. The traditional way is to open a merchant account. However, opening a merchant account is expensive, especially for small businesses who are just starting.
A problem most freelance translators are faces with is how to receive payment. In particular: How to receive payment for small jobs. Many translation agencies are reluctant to pay small fees via wire transfer due to the transaction fees; often they will send you a check instead. And I suppose I don’t have to tell you: The banks charge an enormous commission when you come and want to cash in your check.
3rd party processing is a service provided by a third party for facilitating a credit card transaction between customer and merchant. Before the Internet, third party processing was seldom used. With the lure of the Internet, small and home businesses going on-line have had to find ways to take credit cards in order to remain competitive.
If you’ve ever wanted to have a shopping cart solution that works in REAL time, but didn’t want to (or couldn’t) get a merchant account, your alternative is PayPal. PayPal is the leading money processing site on the web, with millions of transactions each day! A short time ago, PayPal introduced Instant Payment Notification (“IPN”) which allowed vendors the ability to sell products from their web sites and then update their databases in real time when customers checked out.
To increase sales on your website, you must accept credit cards. To process credit cards, you could apply for a merchant account through your bank or other financial institution.
PayPal offers two types of accounts. The first is the “Personal Account” and the second is the “Premier/Business Account”. With both types of accounts you can do certain things for free. These free activities are open an account, send money, withdraw funds to U.S. Banks, and add funds.