2checkout vs PayPal

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I know this has been discussed numerous times but i decided i would switch to 2checkout instead of paypal. Has anyone used 2checkout and i would like to know your experience with them.

Thanks
#internet marketing #2checkout #paypal
  • Profile picture of the author Brains Gone Wild
    I've used 2checkout for years and I've never had a problem. They're great with service and support. Paypal, on the other hand, should be shut down (IMO). Nothing but a nightmare, multiple times with multiple accounts - personal and business accounts. A quick Google search will shed some light on Paypal for you. Hope this helps. Good luck
    • Profile picture of the author TotalWebsiteControl
      Originally Posted by brainsgonewild View Post

      I've used 2checkout for years and I've never had a problem. They're great with service and support. Paypal, on the other hand, should be shut down (IMO). Nothing but a nightmare, multiple times with multiple accounts - personal and business accounts. A quick Google search will shed some light on Paypal for you. Hope this helps. Good luck
      Yes the reason im moving from paypal to 2checkout is they froze my account. I opened a personal account in 2010 and i just opened by business account in 2012 because i started a business. They decided they would freeze my account and told me that i can no longer use them because multiple accounts or something of that nature.

      Thanks for your insight
  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Both are good. 2checkout doesn't allow "internet marketing" products.
    • Profile picture of the author TotalWebsiteControl
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      Both are good. 2checkout doesn't allow "internet marketing" products.

      Ok but do they allow SEO service products like link building package?

      Thanks
    • Profile picture of the author czzzo
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      Both are good. 2checkout doesn't allow "internet marketing" products.
      That is a pretty general description!
  • Profile picture of the author IMSince2003
    I can't say enough bad things about PayPal. Thousands of dollars in reserve, almost destroyed my company. Really, if you can stay away from them, do it.
  • Profile picture of the author hiryuu
    Paypal is best IMHO, I like it because you can get a paypal debit card and have instant access to your funds. Plus they are pretty good about disputes.
  • Profile picture of the author laxmankafle
    Paypal is the best . + reliable
  • Profile picture of the author errolprowse
    i love paypal because i do not have a monthly payment. It is also instant, which is awesome
  • Profile picture of the author IMSince2003
    Those above who love PayPal obviously don't have any volume of sales to speak of. When you start doing real volume, then you find out why they have so much negative feedback.
  • Profile picture of the author 2Checkout
    Originally Posted by HenrySEO89 View Post

    I know this has been discussed numerous times but i decided i would switch to 2checkout instead of paypal. Has anyone used 2checkout and i would like to know your experience with them.

    Thanks

    Hi there! Hope you don't mind the interjection. If you have any questions about our service please feel free to reach out to me: aeshelman@2co.com

    Regarding the "SEO service product like link building package": I cannot pre-approve any service because our underwriting team must review your application to give you a definite answer. However I encourage you to email me so I can connect you with someone who can specifically address this question!

    Also - thanks for the compliments everyone! Great to hear
  • Profile picture of the author CyberSEO
    Personally I don't trust to PayPal at all, so 2checkout is the only solution for me.
  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    I tried both but people seems to trust paypal more than any other payment processor.
  • Profile picture of the author LivingCovers
    Just about to sign up with 2CO. Hope they perform as expected. Wish me the best guys!
  • Profile picture of the author stevenschofield
    I like them both the only down side to 2co is that up can't put internet marketing products on there
  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    It's Paypal for me.
  • Profile picture of the author MaxNiche
    2checkout is better than paypal.
  • Profile picture of the author rsmllc
    PayPal limited my account because of the 'suspicious' activity, but I didn't cared what that activity was. So now I'm using 2CO which is far better than PayPal. No limitation and no more hassle.

    One of the good thing is that your buyer can pay through PayPal in 2CO checkout so you don't lose the buyers who has only PayPal option to pay
  • Profile picture of the author GuyDon
    2checkout doesnt allow IM products??? that means SEO & backlinking services are included??? someone pls clarify...
    • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
      Originally Posted by GuyDon View Post

      2checkout doesnt allow IM products??? that means SEO & backlinking services are included??? someone pls clarify...
      SEO Services are allowed. I think make money online type products are not allowed
  • Profile picture of the author maxaurelius
    On the fence... The only time paypal scared the shit out of me was when I made tons of sales in a matter of days, when they froze my cash in the account until I got on the phone with them... They wanted to know why and what I was doing... scary, they had to investigate for a day or two before they would permit me to withdraw the cash from my account to my bank.
    • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
      This is EASY to avoid. Call PayPal first. Let them know why there is a sudden spike in account activity. This is how most successful publishers operate.

      Originally Posted by maxaurelius View Post

      On the fence... The only time paypal scared the shit out of me was when I made tons of sales in a matter of days, when they froze my cash in the account until I got on the phone with them... They wanted to know why and what I was doing... scary, they had to investigate for a day or two before they would permit me to withdraw the cash from my account to my bank.
  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    If you can get a REAL merchant account you should. If you can use PayPal you SHOULD except for recurring transactions in which case you should NOT use PayPal NOR 2co you should get your self a merchant account and gateway that works with your preferred ecommerce solution. Any company that CAN use PayPal and CAN obtain a merchant account which does not is not being wisely managed and leaving piles of cash on the table.

    1. PayPal is a better recognized and more trusted brand.
    2. PayPal provides better functionality as far as API goes.
    3. Using PayPal will reduce abandoned carts and increase conversions
    4. PayPal fees are almost half as much as 2co
    5. PayPal is easier to use as a merchant than 2co for BOTH the merchant and the consumer
    6. 2co is a reseller of your product and not a third party processor like PayPal. This means that your offers need to be reviewed before you can sell. 2co has many times blocked an offer later after it has been validated.
    7. Because 2co is a reseller THEY control their refund policy and not you. They have the last word on refunds.

    In regards to merchant accounts:

    1. Again nearly 1/2 the fees of 2co.
    2. YOU control your refund policies
    3. Depending on your checkout process could increase your conversion rates dramatically over a 2co checkout process.
    4. Better integration for checkout and more ecommerce solutions via gateways.
    5. One click upsells.

    A simple search of the WF will reveal many merchants issues with 2co like this one:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...nt-closed.html

    If you have no other option or as a back up 2co is a great option and a good company to work with. But if you can process via PayPal and Merchant account you absolutely should.

    In some cases the checkout process alone can DOUBLE a company's conversion rate depending on what they use.

    Most internet marketers don't think about these things and leave piles of money sitting on the table.
  • Profile picture of the author successproducts
    I've been told by my coach that Paypal is an absolute nightmare if you are starting to make money on line and it is not a software related products. So if 2checkout welcomes you maybe it's best to you 2checkout. I used paypal because right now they are still nice to me ... but you can be in heaps of troubles if you get lots of complaints or making money selling videos or eBooks.
  • Profile picture of the author K Mec
    i tried 2checkout earlier but I found paypal is easy to configure and user.

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