If you haven’t used PayPal before, where have you been? PayPal is one of the world’s largest online payments system which is currently available in at least 26 currencies and 203 countries such as Algeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lithuania and United Kingdom to name just a handful of them.
Most online retailers offer it as a payment option so if you have ever bought anything from the internet it’s very likely that you’ve come across it as all sorts of sites on the web accept PayPal.
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Do you remember the days when we used to send a check or a money order to pay for online purchases? It seems like a lifetime ago! Those days are well behind us now as PayPal has well and truly changed the world!
Traditional paper methods of payment like check and money orders have now been replaced by PayPal. Not only that but more and more people are opting to use the online payment method rather than their credit or debit card but why is that?
There are huge benefits to using PayPal over other payment options and it’s certainly made it a lot easier to buy things online line. With this is mind it’s wouldn’t be wrong to say that PayPal has been the catalyst in the growth of online shopping. 95 per cent of people in the UK are now shopping online and most of them have probably paid for their goods via PayPal. Some of the top retailers that offer PayPal as a payment option include Amazon, Tesco, Apple, Asda, Next and many more.
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You can buy items online 24/7 from your desktop computer, tablet device and mobile phone. PayPal allows you to transfer funds instantly so you don’t need to wait for a payment to process before your goods are dispatched. You never know depending where you have bought your goods from you could have it through the door the very next day.
Since you can shop around the clock PayPal has 24/7 customer support, unlike most credit and debit cards where their customer services are only open during certain hours. This means that if there’s an issue making a payment you can contact them any time of the day. They’re dedicated to delivering first class customer service so you can be rest assured that any issues you have will be resolved promptly in a professional manner.
Not only can PayPal be used to buy goods and services but you can use it to sell or even to give or receive donations.
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PayPal is fast becoming the preferred payment method for transferring funds online because it’s simple and convenient to use. Basically, instead of having to enter all your card details every time you buy goods online you just need to enter them the one time when you register for a PayPal account. Once you have done that you just need to enter your email address and password when you make any purchases.
This is a much safer option because there’s no chance of anyone looking over your shoulder to pinch your card details. This definitely gives customers who are wary of using their credit card online a peace of mind when they’re making online purchases.
One of the other perks of using PayPal is that your purchases are protected so if you didn’t receive the correct item or you didn’t receive anything at all you can ask for a refund.
PayPal has also broken down geographic barriers which mean you can even buy things from Timbuktu with PayPal. Not only is this beneficial for consumers but it gives companies the opportunity to expand globally. PayPal is a cost-effective way for you to buy overseas goods because you won’t incur any additional charges like you would if you were paying by credit or debit card.
There’s no doubt about it that PayPal has changed the world! Transferring and receiving money has never been easier! It’s a great alternative to traditional payment methods so if you haven’t already got a PayPal account it’s certainly worth looking into it.