For the first time, buyers who pay with PayPal will be protected on eligible transactions for 100 percent of an itemâ€™s purchase price, with no cap on coverage. In addition, all U.S. eBay sellers will receive improved seller protection for eligible transactions when they get paid with PayPal.
With too many Facebook applications to name, it’s hard to keep afloat with the latest and greatest.
UK-based Moneybookers (Paypal competitor) will offer their customers and Facebook users the ability to use an app to transfer money to and fro. Billed as a “social fundraising” application, the project is currently in beta mode, expected to be released to the general public some time in June.
Moneybookers currently has 4.6 million customers, and will likely see that number head north with the new app. The site requires identity verification before using their service to minimize fraud and prevent money laundering. Their fee structure is comparable to Paypal’s.
I’m all for charity, but let’s hope this doesn’t turn into another vehicle for bloggers to beg for ‘donations’ they don’t need (or deserve).
Will you roll the dice on completing a financial transaction within the Facebook framework?
With more than 57 million active accounts, PayPal provides a safer, easier way to pay for items and services online. With PayPal, JetBlue customers can now pay for travel through debit cards, bank accounts, stored balance, or credit cards without sharing their financial information.
By seamlessly integrating e-commerce platform, PayPal users can easily setup their own store, promote, and sell any items outside their websites. Ideally, this widget can get additional traffic and boost sales of many merchants.
Some of the features I find quite useful are the following:
Storefront display â€“ Sellers can display thumbnail images of all of the items for sale through the storefront widget. When a buyer hovers over an item with the mouse, an enlarged view of the item is shown.
â€œSold Outâ€ items â€“When an item is sold out, sellers can define whether the item is suppressed in the storefront or appears with the â€œsold outâ€ label.
In terms of integration, PayPal has already made some arrangements with TypePad to automatically insert the widget in the blog with just one click. Though setting up this widget requires a simple copy-paste command.
While its blog claims this widget can be integrated to MySpace, the official Storefront site states it is not currently available for this social network.
Additional limitation is its inability to process payment in U.S. dollars only. This something I believe requires a trivial tweaking in the system.
With a PayPal account, US Airways customers can choose from several different payment options to fund transactions, including credit card, bank account and PayPal account balance.
There are no additional fees for using PayPal on usairways.com. For more information, or to sign up for a PayPal account, visit usairways.com/paypal.
“An important part of our ongoing project to rebuild usairways.com is to provide our customers with the payment options they’ve asked for, including the ability to pay via PayPal,” said US Airways Sales and Marketing Vice President Travis Christ.
MySpace announced an agreement with PayPal enabling non-profits and political candidates to virally raise funds throughout the siteâ€™s civic and political hub, the Impact Channel. This marks the official launch of the Impact Channel which will feature new tools including a volunteer search and match tool â€œVolunteer Space,â€ a daily issue-based poll, and a voter registration tool.
Todayâ€™s announcement with MySpace and PayPal makes the fundraising tool available for select non-profit organizations and all presidential candidates to add to their profiles. Each PayPal tool is viral, encouraging friends to copy and add the tools to their MySpace page to show friends the causes they support, encourage donations, and help raise funds. The viral effect of the fundraising can be viewed with a â€œsupporter treeâ€ function which tracks the users who have added the tool to their profiles, and how much each person has raised as a result.
Along with the fundraising tool, MySpace is unveiling a new volunteer search and match service, â€œVolunteer Space,â€ powered by VolunteerMatch, which allows users to personalize volunteer projects by entering their zip code and search preferences. Flektor, one of the Webâ€™s leading video editing sites, will be integrated into Impact by powering the channelâ€™s daily issue-based polling. Additional channel content includes an optimized voter registration tool powered by Declare Yourself and a job search tool allowing users to find civic and socially-minded jobs in their area.