A while back, in April of 2003, I wrote a newsletter called "PayPal: An Inexpensive E-Commerce Solution." I talked about how easy it is to use PayPal to accept credit cards online. I also mentioned one caveat: that customers needed to signup for a PayPal account to use it.
Although that changed a while back, I never updated the article.
Late last night, Dave Nielsen of PayPal emailed me to say:
RE: your comment in your April ’03 newsletter where you say "Only people who have signed up with PayPal can use the PayPal system."
Did you know that customers no longer need to have a PayPal account to pay?
So, I’ve now updated the article. But, since I think Dave might be checking this blog, I’ll put my wish list for PayPal here:
- Allow more customization of the PayPal checkout page so there’s a seamless integration between one’s Web site and the checkout
- Offer built-in tools to accept more information during the buying process; I have to hire a programmer every time I want something special
- Offer a better, more customized, shopping cart experience
I’m sure there’s more, but those are my biggies.