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

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Yeah, that is too bad, anything.

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Inactive Etsy Member 4:31 pm Jul 9, 2012 EDT
Well, the claim started a conversation if nothing else. :-)
OMG Did someone say something about a dead horse?
I'm in the UK so can't offer DC as yet

and my sales are just fine.

It is possible that they are taking the total dollar amount of stores who use DC and comparing it to the total dollar amount that store not using DC and getting the statistic that way, and that may be a correct statement, but I think that it is misleading to say so because it implies that if anyone signed up for DC their sales would increase drastically.
I want to know EXACTLY how that statistic was arrived at. Ought to be interesting.
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
I haven't read the statistics everyone is talking about - but I must say that 95% of my sales over the last two months have been through DC! Now, whether these buyers would have used Paypal if I didn't offer DC I don't know. I really have to say I love it! I'm used to taking credit cards anyway at all the shows I've done. The main drawback IMO is your money isn't immediately available but it's no problem for my shop. These days I'm just thankful my items are found among the millions of listings here on Etsy.
They are really pushing DC on people... Like requiring it to be active in order to print postage through Etsy? What on earth does one have to do with the other?
LythaStudios says

They are really pushing DC on people... Like requiring it to be active in order to print postage through Etsy? What on earth does one have to do with the other?
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I have no idea what one has to do with the other, but since it's cheaper to print through paypal, I wont be printing through etsy.

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