> Your customers no longer need to register with PayPal to buy things from > (or donate to) your website. > > For a few years now, you can use either the simple PayPal "buy now" (we > use "Donate now" on evolt.org) buttons, or their more advanced API's and > your customers do need to have, and do not need to create, a PayPal > account to complete the sale, and so they also don't have to do the > "associate the credit card" or "link the checking account" steps that > used to put people off so badly. Buyers can just do regular > "drive-by-payments" with their credit cards just like on any other > shopping cart or merchant account. > > David, this is great and yeah I think this illustrates the general problem, perception or not. Unless you as a developer/designer do regular work with systems like this you may not be in the know. I've had my PayPal account for maybe 4 years, not sure, so I guess then I qualify as old-timer and have the registration process ingrained in memory. Then along came the business account and 2 deposits yadda yadda. It's not like we routinely zap our historic accounts then test out the new process as we're sitting alongside a client. Just a bit of morph memory time - I celebrated the day I got my paypal account linked to ebay business. The walls crashed when I moved, physical addresses. eBay and the verification process was true horror - an hour in a chat session got that fixed - for a week only. This made PayPal look like a sweetheart by comparison.