How to choose a worldwide payment provider

Making payments for goods and services has never been easier. However, with so many payment providers to choose from, one needs help from time to time on how to arrive at the best choice. This article gives you an insight into the various online payment systems available and how to make an informed choice based on your needs.

There are hundreds of payment providers the world over and a random Google search is the first step towards making a choice. Some of them are country specific while others are international. Examples include 2C2P in Singapore, Alipay in China, Apple Pay in the US, UK, Canada and Australia and Amazon Pay in the US, France, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, Spain and UK. Despite all these, it is PayPal that has grown to the status of Worldwide Payment Provider.


PayPal is an American company that enables payments to be made online as opposed to traditional paper mail and cheque methods. This does not only make distance a non-issue but also saves on time as payment can be made in seconds across continents. What more? It is hustle free. All one needs is to open a free PayPal account online.

One would argue that, why PayPal yet we have credit card companies? That argument seems plausible, not until one comes to terms with the security concerns of credit cards. Stories abound of people being defrauded by internet bullies who obtain their credit card information against their will and wipe their accounts clean in the name of non-existent online purchases. Not even reputable credit card companies like Visa and Master Card have been spared.

With PayPal, you don’t need to worry about your credit card information being shared with a third party. That it has over 200 million active account holders and over 7 million businesses is a proof to its trustworthiness. Its payment solutions are simply world class as it conveniently connects sellers to their buyers and vice versa. With just an email address and a password, you can sign up to PayPal and securely add your cards. This way, you allay the fear of your credit card information being shared with your buyers or sellers.

If you own a website and you are into e-commerce, you need WordPress payment plug-ins that will aide your online payment needs via PayPal. There is a wide variety to choose from. For a start, you can try payment plug-ins such as WordPress Simple PayPal Shopping Cart, WP Easy PayPal Payment Accept or Ready! Ecommerce Shopping Cart, just to mention a few, depending on your needs.

Take WordPress Simple PayPal Shopping Cart for example. It simply adds a button to your site called “add to cart” that enables you to easily pick what you want to buy or sell. This button can be included in any of your posts or pages as you wish. Your shopping cart can be displayed in the sidebar of your site for users to see the number of items in their carts at the moment. You customers are free to add or remove items or change the quantity to their satisfaction. Once an item is purchased, it sends a confirmation notice and provides a download link if it is a media sale.  PayPal is thus a versatile platform that solves all your ecommerce problems.

Posted on: May 2, 2018, by : steve

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