NOT coming to an Ebay store near you...
we are well and truly stuck will paypal
Amazon's Flexible Payments Service has been taken out of its 19-month run as a limited beta, opening the online vendor's payment infrastructure to everyone. To get things rolling, it's also launched Amazon FPS Quick Starts, a series of APIs to make it easier for developers to include fancy transaction processing tricks like …
Any news on whether this is coming ot the UK. It'd be lovely to have a simple way to take payment and sort out delivery details using the data stored by Amazon.
Bring it on, I say. From what I can see of the US site, it's a damned sight more secure as a retailer than PayPal with its constant threat of unsupported chargebacks.
Wait until you sell something on eBay, you post it to a confirmed address, the buyer receives it and give positive feedback....
And then, after a few weeks, the money used for payment is removed from your PayPal account due to a 'chargeback' initiated by the buyer or the card issuer. PayPal won't confirm who initiated it or the reason.
Then they'll ask for a whole slew of details, and the onus is on you to prove your innocence by providing verifiable proof of postage, even if this wasn't offered or even asked for as part of the eBay transaction. PayPal will not accept positive feedback given by the buyer as adequate proof of delivery and that you've acted by the book.
Also, I agree that either eBay and PayPal should be formally, properly merged, or eBay should be forced to accept any form of payment that is specified by the seller and acceptable to the buyer.
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