WEBSITE PROVIDER 50 Below now offers PayPal as a payment method option for its dealers’ online stores. It’s available free to both U.S. and Canadian clients that already have a PayPal account.
50 Below won’t set up PayPal accounts for dealers, but the company’s website consultants are willing to answer their questions and guide them every step of the way.
Chuck Hallifax, owner of www.fatbook-online.com, reportedly told 50 Below, “It took only a few minutes to set up [the PayPal option], and by the next day I had two orders that paid with PayPal. More often than once, a customer would e-mail me and ask if I accepted PayPal. By telling them no, it meant a lost sale. I am so happy to have the PayPal option on my shopping cart now. The fact that the money goes into my account instantly is also a bonus. No longer do I have to wait 24 hours to use the funds.”
According to Web Wholesaler Magazine, PayPal claims to manage over 184 million accounts, with more than 73 million active. A Forrester research report found that 74 percent of online shoppers who have seen or heard of alternative online payment services report having used methods like PayPal, Bill Me Later or Google Checkout during recent Web shopping.
50 Below says PayPal is a safe and proven method for consumer purchases. A PayPal account is particularly beneficial to dealers that also sell on eBay, the company notes.
Along with PayPal, 50 Below offers the following payment methods for online stores: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, Carte Blanche, Delta, Diners Club, Electron, Enroute, JCB, Maestro, Switch, Solo, Visa ATM and Visa Purchasing.
Dealers can see an example of the 50 Below check-out process by visiting www.arrowheaddemo.com.
Earlier this month, 50 Below introduced its E-Series website designs that are wider than normal. The company claims the designs take advantage of changes in Web browser screen resolutions.