Paypal and Etsy? Seller Questions
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I'm ready to take the plunge and become a seller on Etsy however, I'm a little unclear (and I'm still wading through the information on the FAQ pages) on how you set up an item to have your buyer go through paypal. Paypal will also sent automatic invoices to people after a purchase? Sales tax apply? I have a paypal account and an Etsy account so I've got the pieces. Any advice is welcome.
Posted at 12:12am Oct 18, 2008 EDT
as long as your paypal email address is correctly entered in your etsy page for payment, you should be all set.
buyers will automatically be given a link to click on, where it will take them to check out through your paypal.. Just be sure your email address matches up. :)
Posted at 12:15am Oct 18, 2008 EDT
One thing to note is that sometimes buyers won't realize that they need to take that "extra step" to complete payment on PayPal and can be confused by the fact that they are sent to that separate site and need to sign in. If you get an email from Etsy letting you know you have a sale, but don't get one from PayPal letting you know that payment has come through, you can contact the buyer or generate an invoice from PayPal to help them pay. A lot of time it is simply confusion.
Be sure that any payments made to you via PayPal CLEAR before you ship anything. People can use echecks, which can take a few days to clear.
Posted at 12:40am Oct 18, 2008 EDT