For online businesses, providing a secure payment option is critical. While plenty of payment options are available out there, PayPal has been arguably one of the most popular ones. It is a feature-rich payment tool loved by freelancers and solopreneurs across the globe.[Read more…]
Consumer behaviour is changing. According to Statista, eCommerce’s share of total global retail sales in 2017 was 10.2%, and that figure is set to rise to 17.5% in 2021.
With this in mind, and with eCommerce platforms becoming increasingly easy to use, it would seem that the door is open for new merchants to profit on market change.
Hence, whether you’re looking to turn your blog into an eCommerce store, open a brand-new online shop or discover new, untapped ways to maximise your profit and save on processing fees, this post is something you’d want to consider. [Read more…]
Because of the seemingly countless mobile s made for just about anything you can think of, writing blog posts, using social media, and checking website traffic stats for your business outside of desktops and laptops have become possible. Indeed, blogging has now entered the domain of mobile phones.
PayPal on Thursday unveiled a new Facebook application that allows users to send money to a friend while including a card for every special occasion.
Titled Send Money the program allows you to send cash with a few simple clicks of the mouse button and you can also forgo the card to send money in a pinch.
According to PayPal’s Anuj Nayar:
“The PayPal and Facebook infrastructure have now merged,” and “This is another way to personalize the act of giving money.”
There is no fee for sending money from “person to person” if you already have the cash in your Paypal account or if you’re account is linked to a bank account and not a credit card. [Read more…]
After informing developers of the need to embrace OAuth and HTTPS (news a few developers didn’t enjoy), Facebook is now throwing developers a perk by allowing them to receive payments beyond Facebook Credits.
Starting today, developers signing up for Facebook Credits will have the option to use PayPal as a payout option. Adding PayPal offers more flexibility and choice for payouts and makes it even easier to monetize your app with Facebook Credits.
When signing up for Facebook Credits for the first time, you can now add an existing PayPal account in the onboarding flow. You can also sign up for a new PayPal account by securely repurposing all the information you entered for Credits Onboarding to create a PayPal account. (Facebook Developers Blog)
According to Facebook, over 250 developers upon 500 apps have embraced Facebook Credits, which although significant still seems small considering that the social giant boats thousands of apps.
By embracing PayPal, Facebook is able to attract more developers who might be weary of Facebook’s in house currency system, as well as expand in more countries where Facebook Credits is not an option.
For those of you who create apps upon Facebook, is the PayPal integration a blessing for your app? Also would you prefer another method besides PayPal and Facebook Credits?