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Offline WorldSpot

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paypal micropayment pricing now available worldwide!
« on: November 06, 2008, 06:25:50 pm »
Hi all

Paypal seem to have released its new micropayment pricing which is adapted to low hotspot prices (< 12$ or 12euros) for all countries
With the link below, you can switch your existing paypal account to the new micropayment payment pricing: 5%+0.05 (instead of 2.9%+0.30)

More informations here: https://micropayments.paypal-labs.com/

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Re: paypal micropayment pricing now available worldwide!
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2009, 09:48:45 am »
Is paypal really working. I am new when it comes to it, and I too have my doubts regarding the security of our account and our means of transfer.

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Re: paypal micropayment pricing now available worldwide!
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2009, 09:59:10 am »
Paypal's only job is to handle the security.
If there were a security hole, I think this would be made public by the very large paypal user's community.

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Re: paypal micropayment pricing now available worldwide!
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009, 08:18:52 am »
Please shade me some lights about paypal micropayment. I don't know much when it comes to it. I am relatively new to the system so i need every help i could get.Is it really that safe to use? Am I a hopeless case? ???

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Re: paypal micropayment pricing now available worldwide!
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009, 09:36:04 am »
Paypal is a safe payment system.
Some people complains it is not easy for customers to pay.
You should have a look at paypal's website: http://paypal.com
About the micropayment, it is just the fee calculation method that changes:
5%+0.05 instead of 2.9%+0.30

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Re: paypal micropayment pricing now available worldwide!
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2009, 03:46:50 pm »
When redirected to the Paypal payments page, the choices are:
1. Sign in as a Paypal member (Fine if you're a member)
2. Sign up with Paypal, (Create a Paypal account)
There is no option to use a CB/Visa/Mastercard
On Paypal buttons I created for another Hotspot, there is the option to pay by CB etc WITHOUT a paypal account.
This option isn't available with Worldspot and it's high time it was, as revenue is being lost.
I think it's a simple matter to obtain an alternative code from Paypal.

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Re: paypal micropayment pricing now available worldwide!
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2009, 07:41:47 am »
Hi

Do you have a link to one of your paypal buttons?
Worldspot is using paypal express checkout.
I will have to check if using buttons can be integrated.

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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2009, 08:03:08 am »
Here's the link to a paypal button which allows payment without a paypal account.
Just look for "don't have a Paypal account"....."continue"

http://www.threeblacksheep.net/CPhotspot/PPbutton.html

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Re: paypal micropayment pricing now available worldwide!
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2009, 09:26:09 am »
I see that the main difference is that you don't have to enter an email + a password.
Is this really a problem?

In order to make this work, I think you also have to setup paypal IPN (instant payment notification).
I have to check how the integration can be done in a reliable way.

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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2009, 09:45:39 am »
No, the difference is that you don't need a paypal account.
Paypal handles the CB/Mastercard/Visa payment WITHOUT the necessity and difficulty of opening a Paypal account.
THAT makes ALL the difference.

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Re: paypal micropayment pricing now available worldwide!
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2009, 02:08:03 pm »
Can you please tell more about the difficulty of opening a paypal account?
I will check again.

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« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2009, 09:24:46 pm »
Opening a Paypal account takes time as it involves Paypal debiting a small payment, then the user must consult his bank statement and obtain a code to re-enter into the Paypal website. This process can take days/weeks, as the code often doesn't appear on the bank statement. All in all it's not a simple matter to set up a Paypal account. In my case it took 6 months, and numerous phone calls to USA and to Dublin to try to convince Paypal that the code just never appeared on my bank statement.
So, as I say Paypal WILL handle payments from NON-MEMBERS, you just have to get directed to the correct PP page.

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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2009, 08:04:15 am »
Isn't it the paypal verification process that you are describing?
I thought this was optional, and you can make payments without a verified paypal account.

I have some of my paypal accounts that are not verified.

Anyway, I will have a closer look on the integration of paypal buttons.

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Re: paypal micropayment pricing now available worldwide!
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2009, 08:45:48 am »
As far as I understand you cannot make a payment with Paypal until you have gone through the initial verification process.
As far as I remember, there are several levels of verification, but even the first one is NOT instant, therefore a user without a Paypal account cannot buy hotspot access online there and then.

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« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2009, 02:19:58 pm »
Ok, I didn't know this was such a pain.
I'll ask about this to paypal.
I think this is not normal.

I will check the integration and see if it is possible to have subscriptions at the same time.

But I can't give a date... Sorry