PayPal Dedication Can Leave Your Business Exposed!

Written by Drew Michael

To many web users, PayPal is notrepparttar kind of pal they had envisioned when starting their online business. Long on track history but overwhelmingly unpopular among merchants and buyers one is left to wonder why PayPal has continued to grow.

Ignorance and lack of knowledge has a lot to do with PayPal's growth. Many merchants are not aware ofrepparttar 144059 potential problems they can encounter depending solely on PayPal for their online payment processing. That is, until they encounter potential customers that won't use PayPal to purchase their products or services. Or worse, they have their PayPal merchant account suspended and funds frozen without notice, effectively shutting down their business.

If you really want to get some idea as torepparttar 144060 depth of PayPal's unpopularity, you need only to do a search on Google. Type in "PayPal Complaints" and click enter and see what happens. Over 335,000 results and still counting. No other online merchant processor comes close to having this many dissatisfied customers.

'Phishing' is another reason many customers and potential customers are steering clear of PayPal. Not that PayPal is doingrepparttar 144061 'Phishing', but they are certainly not making a big enough effort to stop it. And why should they? They are not 'Phishing' and they are not losing money. Onlyrepparttar 144062 customer is. Virtually 100% of online 'Phishing' associated with merchant accounts is done usingrepparttar 144063 PayPal name. And even seasoned web users are being scammed by this technique.

Customers can eliminate most, if not all, ofrepparttar 144064 'Phishing' associated with online purchasing by simply using a different service. It is that simple! And there are plenty of good alternatives to PayPal out there that are hungry for your business. None are as big as PayPal and few have been around as long as PayPal. But they are reputable and offer a wide variety of services. And you most likely will never receive any 'Phishing' messages using their names.

So makerepparttar 144065 change now, before it is too late. Our advice is to avoid PayPal if at all possible. And we also would advise you to offer two different online payment options, with at least one providing you withrepparttar 144066 ability to accept payments by check.

Following, you will findrepparttar 144067 most complete listing relating to online payment options. Brief outlines are meant only to give you an idea of what they have to offer. We would suggest takingrepparttar 144068 time to visit each site. Your customers will thank you. And you will most likely eliminate a lot of headaches inrepparttar 144069 process.

2CheckOut 2CheckOut has been offering its services since 1999. 2CheckOut charges $49.00 to open an account with transaction fees of 5.5% plus 45 cents. It does not charge an application fee nor does it impose any monthly or statement fees.

BidPay BidPay has been in business since 1999 and offers services intended for those that buy and sell at online auctions. Sellers receive payments directly to their bank or via Western Union® branded money orders.

BitPass No set-up or maintenance fees for self-installed product. Fees for BitPass Professional range from 15% for items priced $0.01-$5.00 up to 5% + $0.50 for items priced $5.00 and higher. BitPass provides a platform for digital content commerce that bundles authentication, payment, and access control. BitPass enables a la carte and subscription-based purchases at any price point, starting at just one cent. Digital content can be Downloads - Music files, stock photography, games, software, movies, mobile content, crafts; Website Access - Premium website content, Interactive games, subscription sites, online comics, blogs, interactive panoramic photography; Streaming Media - internet radio, concerts, webisodes, movies; and Services - premium database searches, web hosting services, webinars, premium customer support, interactive learning and testing.

CCNow CCNow isrepparttar 144070 perfect low cost solution to selling your products online. With CCNow, you'll avoidrepparttar 144071 up-front expense and time required to set up e-commerce software, merchant accounts, customer service and more. CCNow is a shopping cart system that will allow you to take all major credit cards withoutrepparttar 144072 need of a merchant account.

ClickBank If you have a unique product or service to sell, and it is deliverable overrepparttar 144073 Internet itself (via web pages, files, or email) then ClickBank is for you. They have 100,000 affiliates ready to promote your product. There is a one-time set-up fee of $50.00. Transactions are $1.00 plus 7.5%.

DigiBuy Using DigiBuy's ecommerce service, you can quickly and inexpensively build a secure shopping cart to merchandise your products, take orders online, process payments, and distribute digital products overrepparttar 144074 Internet. Transaction fee is 13.9% with a $3.00 minimum.

Ibill In business since 2002, Ibill is perfect for merchants that sell services and subscriptions. Merchants can accept payments online by credit card, check, and phone. Has numerous fee schedules butrepparttar 144075 most common is for businesses that sell up to $9,999.00 in a billing cycle. That charge is 15.19%.

Ikobo This is a money transfer service that has been providing services since 2001. No application fee or set-up fees and transaction fees range from $1.99 - $2.99 plus 29 cents. Payments that are received are deposited to your Ikobo Visa Debit Card or your bank account.

Moneybookers Ltd. Moneybookers enables any business or consumer with an email address to securely and cost-effectively send and receive payments online – in real-time! Moneybookers delivers a product ideally suited for small businesses, online merchants, individuals and others currently underserved by traditional payment mechanisms. Does not charge for set-up or applying and has no monthly fee. Transaction fees range from 2% - 8%, depending on how payments are made.

MonPay Monpay has been doing business since 2003. With it, you can sell products and services on web sites, auctions, and even by email. It does not charge for set-up or applying and has no monthly or hidden fees. Transaction fees for checks or credit cards are 2.95% plus 55 cents.

Are Popins Better Than Banners Or Popunders?

Written by John Iacovakis

Inrepparttar past, website directories, online classifieds, safe lists and banner ads were all terrific ways to obtain website traffic. Butrepparttar 143923 Internet is a dynamic medium that is constantly changing. And some methods just haven’t been able to keep up.

On top of that, cost-per-click advertising is costing today’s entrepreneurs as much as several dollars per visitor!

Search engine optimisation is a long-term strategy, costing thousands of dollars (unless you do it yourself) but results are not guaranteed…

Pop Under advertising campaigns are cheap but you have to know how to properly set-up a pop under campaign.

In my opinion, PopIn (layer) ads are a terrific (and cheap) way to attractrepparttar 143924 attention of thousands of visitors:

PopIn ads receive a click trough rate of 1% - 2.0% (some popin layer ads receive a CTR of up to 5%)

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