Need More Payment Options, Google Checkout, Amazon Payments
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Why is Etsy lagging behind other sites in offering payment options?
Artfire has long ago added Google and now has just added Amazon payments.
Do you feel customers at Etsy, buyers and we sellers want other payment options?
How do some of you other buyers and sellers feel about this subject?
Posted at 8:31 pm Sep 8, 2009 EDT
I accept Google Checkout but the problem is....GC is not integrated on Etsy. You have to send the buyer a GC invoice then once you get your payment, you have to mark it as paid. It is a hassle and I've only had one buyer on Etsy who has paid me via GC. Honestly, I don't like Pay Pal. Not only is it owned by the 600 pound gorilla Feebay, it is really a monopoly at the moment and there needs to be more competition. I would prefer GC over Pay Pal but what can you do? If you want to sell here, you need to accept Pay Pal.
Posted at 9:39 pm Sep 8, 2009 EDT
What we really need is a "confirm payment received" button, then all the technical issues about using a payment system not integrated with Etsy would be solved. Many Australians (like myself) probably prefer "direct debit" payment from Aus buyers, but the only way to do that on Etsy is a multitude of convos.
Posted at 5:56 pm Oct 30, 2009 EDT