As such, I do not use Paypal to collect any payments for the sales of these items as I know paypal is very diligent in shutting merchants down for selling the products I sell and holding their money for 90-180 days.
In fact, I have not used Paypal to collect any payments for anything for about 3 years now, I just use it to buy stuff anymore.
But, I WOULD not mind being able to offer paypal as another payment option of I could.
So I went to Paypal's AUP page and found out that, lo and behold, my products are not prohibited but rather restricted and require pre-approval in order to collect payment for such products.
So, I shot their AUP department an email asking them what exactly are the requirements to getting approved for such products. Plain and simple. Nothing more, nothing less. In fact, those are the exact words I used.
NOW GET A LOAD OF THIS RESPONSE...
| We appreciate the fact that you chose PayPal to send and receive payments for your transactions. |
A recent review of your account indicates that you may be in violation of PayPal's Acceptable Use Policy.
Under PayPal's Acceptable Use Policy, PayPal may not be used for the sale of (product removed), including (product removed), without pre-approval. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer pre-approval for you at this time; this is due to complex legal and payment industry requirements related to (product removed).
The complete Acceptable Use Policy can be found at the following URL:
To learn more about the Acceptable Use Policy, please refer to our Help Center page here:
You can find additional information and tips about buying and selling safely on our Business Resource Center at https://www.paypal-businesscenter.co...-your-business.
We appreciate your cooperation in this matter and ask that your continued use of PayPal be in accordance with the User Agreement and the Acceptable Use Policy. If you have any questions, please contact the PayPal Brand Risk Management Department at email@example.com.
PayPal, Brand Risk Management
And now it sounds possible they may be on a war path to possibly even shut my account down...over LITERALLY nothing at all, given the first few sentences of his response.
What a joke. What a cryin' shame.
But I learned my lesson. I should have approached them anonymously. Next time I will, but I doubt I will approach them at all, ever again, if I get out of this alive...lol.
This is what you get when a company gets so large, (and working on thin margins..the ol' "race to the bottom" syndrome), that they can even read/respond to correspondence properly.
I replied telling him that I am clean (my history proves it) and was merely asking a "HOW TO" question. I will let you know what his half-witted response is when I get it.