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PayPal micropayments alternate price structure hidden link
Fri, 03/28/2008 - 12:44
...which briefly describes the alternate pricing scheme for selling low-priced items. You must sign up via this page:
Why is it hidden? I guess they figure everyone else will pay the higher rate, rather than take their business elsewhere... they are wrong, but it's their loss.
The break-even point is an $11 transaction, over which it's better to go with a regular PayPal account.
It's the best I've found so far. For comparison, Google Checkout is 2% plus $0.20.
PP's micropayment structure requires that you set up an additional PayPal account. You can't use a regular PP account. This can be tricky since no two accounts can be linked to the same bank account or credit card.
And on a related topic, Payloadz is a digital download service which might be good to know about if you are selling low-price digital items. It's a bit clunky and sometimes unreliable, but the price is right, particularly for low-volume sales.