Friday, Friday, FRIDAY! The post-holiday work week of just 4 days is almost over and I’m sure everyone is looking forward to the weekend and some good outdoor action!
For people who are new to my blog – each Friday I publish a Reader’s Question blog post where I personally answer a question sent in by my blog readers. So if you want your question to be featured in an up-coming post, feel free to send it in via my help desk here.
Today I’ll be answering a very interesting question from Adrian:
I hope you are well!
Super quick question. At the moment I only trade on eBay but a customer has asked me if she can pay by card over the phone.
I don’t have anything like this set up but have read on your blog about PayPal pro accounts.
I’m not sure whether it is worth setting up a PayPal pro account (a £20 monthly charge and then a charge per transaction as you know) for this one transaction or if there are any other options for me to accept a one off phone payment via phone?
The sale is worth a little more than £400 so I don’t really want to lose it!
I do plan to set up my own e-commerce website asap but that is going to take me a little while to read up on before starting!
If there are no options for accepting one off payments via the phone then I may need to direct her to PayPal instead.
I look forward to your response and thanks for all your help to date!
Thanks for your question Adrian – it’s a good one! I actually can’t believe that I haven’t covered this topic on my blog yet!
First of all – let’s find out whether credit card payments over the phone are allowed on eBay UK. If we go to the Accepted Payment Methods page on eBay, we see that eBay only lists these methods: [Read more…]