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Shops that offer direct credit card checkout sell 63% more!

This is a complete lie.

There is no way to know a customer's motivation unless you poll each and every customer. Most customers choose direct checkout in shops where it is offered because the DC option is placed prominently above the Paypal option.

This claim also makes it sound like shops that use DC sell 63% more than shops that do not use DC, which is a false claim.

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Hi there,

I just wanted to say we’re taking note of your questions and concerns. I see requests for more information, and I’m also hearing concerns from international sellers. I’m happy to pass this feedback along to the larger team.

Using direct checkout is optional. You can read more about it here: www.etsy.com/help/article/2024.

Audrey

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I agree, the paypal option is so well hidden too lol took me a good while to find it at first.
three active threads on same topic. are we not believing their statistics????
I've had it activated for almost two weeks. No sales with it all at. They've all been through PayPal.
I have had it for 2 months now and in the beginning most were using DC, then the next month most used PayPal. This month so far it is back to DC again, not sure where these statistics are coming from but in my shop it is about 50/50.
I guess the important question really is: Would the people who choose the DC option not buy if it was not offered and their only choice was PayPal?

-Julia
WOW another one....nothing like beating a dead horse. LOL!
Marketing FAIL.
catwands from CatsBeadKitsandMore says

WOW another one....nothing like beating a dead horse. LOL!
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I only WISH the horse were dead. That stupid claim is still alive and kicking.
and i think the only ones "buying" it are the international sellers who feel as if they are missing out on the "increased" sales.

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