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Question about how CC Direct payments work...

Hi all, sorry if I missed this somewhere!

I am ok waiting to get paid until I ship, however I do make custom made products that take 7 days before I would mark shipped.

Does Etsy already have the customers funds, and already charged them? And is just holding it for me until then? Or do they not charge the customer until it ships? I have an issue with the later and will not use the direct checkout in that situation.

Sorry if I missed this somewhere!

Thanks!
-Marie

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the former. They have already authorized the charge. You don't get the money until the item has shipped.
I thought maybe a few people would use the direct CC, but already 5 orders with it in the last few days. Not sure how I feel about it all yet.

I am not likely to continue using it long term, shipping with Paypal is just way to easy and I think I am going to really miss that. I thought maybe a few people might use it, but 5 out of the last 9 orders since yesterday used it. hmmm

Guess I will give it more though! Still waiting to verify my bank account, no deposits yet. And when I signed up I added a new CC that was required and now it has no record of it period.

hmmmmmm

How is everyone else liking it?

-Marie
I like it, it's working out fine :) Once you're verified and set up, it's easy. The only thing that is more difficult is shipping. You can still use the Paypal shipping tool, but you have to type in the address.
I like it, more options for payment is a good thing as far as I'm concerned.
i like it, but all my items are vintage and ready to ship. i ship same day or next day so waiting for the funds is okay.
You can still ship with PayPal when using direct checkout.
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Inactive Etsy Member 7:37 pm May 13, 2012 EDT edited
DC isnt really another payment option, though. people are still paying with a CC, same as always, just through a different processor
I like it and found once you get past the initial 10 day waiting period it is much faster. I just request earlier deposits rather than waiting for each Monday. I have noticed most buyers are using it now, about 10 out of every 12 sales or so. I just go to www.paypal.com/shipnow type in the address and print out my shipping label, doesnt take that long to do either.
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Inactive Etsy Member 7:46 pm May 13, 2012 EDT edited
Alona from MoonlightDesigns2 says

I like it and found once you get past the initial 10 day waiting period it is much faster. I just request earlier deposits rather than waiting for each Monday. I have noticed most buyers are using it now, about 10 out of every 12 sales or so


that probably just means that most of your customers are paying with a CC, and not with a paypal account. and odds are, if your only credit card option was paypal, those 10 would have paid through there anyway. people who are paying with a card are of course going to choose the CC option and not choose paypal



all DC is really doing is shifting the majority of CC purchases to etsy instead of through paypal. and if you ask me, paypals policies are much better than etsy's. paypal doesnt automatically hold all funds until you ship, and paypal actually has seller protection policies, as where etsy has none

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