PayPal is expensive and risky but difficult to not use
May 29, 2021

PayPal is expensive and risky but difficult to not use

Luke Hall | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with PayPal Payments

I use PayPal Payments to take payments on my website from clients. PayPal is used to take card payments from all around the world.
  • Takes many different cards from around the world
  • Money transfers to my bank quickly
  • Large fees
  • Freeze funds for no reason whatsoever
  • Not a morally good company
  • Take many different cards
  • Take payments across the globe
  • Fast bank transfer
  • Increases orders as PayPal is widely used
  • Clients trust PayPal due to protection
  • Stripe
Stripe has lower fees which I like better, but money takes longer to reach my bank.

I haven't heard of Stripe freezing people's funds either, which is a major concern of mine in continuing to use PayPal.

I use both but I feel obliged to use PayPal due to it being widely used.

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PayPal is good for taking payments around the world in all different card types, but I avoid large fees at all costs.

Because of PayPal I try to encourage clients to pay via BACS.