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Alternatives for small purchases other than Paypal?

Does anyone have experience in this area?  Thanks.

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david waltz
Title: Assistant Treasurer
Company: Integrys Energy Group
(Assistant Treasurer, Integrys Energy Group) |

Linda,

Since I can't refer you to any of my own Treasury Cafe blog posts for this one, I ran a google search - the following two articles looked promising in terms of things to think about and consider, as well as mentioning a couple of alternatives:

http://www.merchantequip.com/merchant-account-blog/1027/a-comparison-of-3-alternative-payment-methods

http://www.practicalecommerce.com/articles/2873-Increase-Conversions-with-Alternate-Payment-Methods

Also ran across the following names: 2Checkout, Alert Pay, Alipay, Bank Transfer, Bill Me Later, Bitcoin, Cashu, Google Checkout, Moneybookers, Money Order, Western Union

PayPal does seem to dominate the space - what is the motivation for looking for alternatives?

Topic Expert
Linda Wright
Title: Consultant
Company: Wright Consulting
(Consultant, Wright Consulting) |

Thanks, David. The topic emerged in another expert's forum in which I participate. I personally only have had experience with checks, the usual card suspects and Paypal. So I was looking for other users' experience.

Nagarajan Rao
Title: VP
Company: TF Global Payments
(VP, TF Global Payments) |

David, Where are you making these small purchases from? Are they international?.

Wray Rives
Title: CPA CGMA
Company: Rives CPA PLLC
(CPA CGMA, Rives CPA PLLC) |

As mentioned PayPal has the market share. I also used Google Checkout and have been pleased.

Topic Expert
Keith Perry
Title: Director of Global Accounting
Company: Agrinos, Inc.
(Director of Global Accounting, Agrinos, Inc.) |

Linda, I didn't see SquareUp above.
Square is pretty robust, without the gaping holes of PayPal.
(paypal is quite dangerous for small businesses)

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