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  • Jun 7, 2017, 03:53 AM
    pastor1189
    PayPal Purchase
    David want to buy an item from Jerry using PayPal. They are both members.
    But PayPal charges a fee for using a credit card. First is there a way to avoid the fees. Is there another type of platform using a credit card with less fees?

    Second who gets charged the fee the buyer or the seller. Does Jerry have to update his account for him to accept a credit card from David
  • Jun 7, 2017, 12:45 PM
    smoothy
    Seller pays the fees... or the recipient of the money. No way to avoid fees other than if David pays Jerry in cash, in person. Or gives them a personal check.

    Credit card companies charge a fee on EVERY transaction... not just through PayPal, who in this case most likely piggybacks their own as well.
  • Jun 7, 2017, 01:42 PM
    pastor1189
    Then the seller should get authorized to accept credit cards.
    Thanks
  • Jun 7, 2017, 01:57 PM
    smoothy
    Basically yes.
  • Jun 8, 2017, 05:28 AM
    ScottGem
    If you want to accept payment by credit card, then you need to upgrade your paypal account to a business account. You will then be charged a fee for credit card transactions. However, if both are Paypal subscribers, one can use their PayPal balance to make payments.

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