[thelist] To have an SSL Certificate or Not?

Barney Carroll barney.carroll at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 03:59:44 CST 2009

For my piece, I'm familiar with the stigma, but I also know that PayPal have
made it much easier on the user recently. Matthew, you might want to write a
little aside on 'how easy it is to use PayPal these days' on the page before
payment if this concerns you?

Barney Carroll

barney.carroll at gmail.com
07594 506 381

2009/12/1 Bob Meetin <bobm at dottedi.biz>

> > 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.
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