PayPal’s primary benefit for you is that it enables you to pay for online purchases, even from smaller businesses, with a credit card without having a PayPal account. That’s a big deal; without PayPal, many online merchants wouldn’t be able to accept credit card payments, making it impossible for many potential customers to shop with them.
PayPal also offers you an unmatched level of convenience. PayPal account holders don’t have to enter their payment and shipping information every time they buy something online; they simply log in to their PayPal account and that information is accessed automatically when they’re ready to buy. It’s a faster checkout process, which everyone likes.
It’s also a more flexible checkout process, in that PayPal lets you choose from multiple payment methods from a single online wallet. You can store more than one credit card in a PayPal account, or opt for electronic withdrawal from a bank account, and then choose the preferred payment method when you check out from any given site.
Finally, PayPal’s Purchase Protection program can help protect you from unauthorized transactions as well as purchases that go bad. And since PayPal handles all of their financial information, you don’t have to worry about sharing that data with each and every e-commerce site.
Bottom line, PayPal offers you availability, convenience, and security.
While you can use Stripe for US orders, the main role of our Stripe payment option is to allow international payments to be made via credit or debit card. Once again, Stripe handle all of the security and fraud checking for the transaction to ensure your details are safe on the internet no matter where you are buying from.