Paypal is becoming accepted more and more as a legitimate way for businesses to accept credit cards. The advantages for small businesses include:
- No monthly fees – you only pay fees on a per transaction basis which is great for businesses that do a small or unpredictable monthly volume via credit card.
- Paypal handles the security – this eliminates the need for your site to be PCI compliant because the transaction is not handled on your site. This saves you money on site set up.
- Paypal buttons or the Paypal shopping cart are relatively quick and easy to set up compared to a full-fledged shopping cart.