Why do we recommend PayPal? Security, accountability and ease. When checking out, use “goods” option so if there is an issue with either side you can dispute the transaction. DO NOT USE PAYPAL FRIENDS AND FAMILY OPTION.
Make sure you sign into your PayPal account to confirm funds are there. Scammers will send fake PayPal emails and may try to convince you money is in escrow. PayPal does not hold money in escrow and you need to check the balance by signing into your account.
When your customer pays via PayPal all you give them is your email address, so you don’t have to give any more personal info. Other payment methods usually need you to give other info like your bank account info or your address. This is not recommended.
It’s AGAINST Paypal regulations to mark payments as “payment owed” when you are buying goods. This makes it against the rules here as well. Payments MUST be marked as “goods” not “friends and family” or anything else. You have no protection when paying by these other methods offered.
Always require immediate payment. PayPal allows bank drafts (ACH), this takes days longer to clear. Make sure the payment has actually cleared before sending out goods.
Remember to include all fees in your total, including Breast Milk, shipping, insurance, and PayPal fees, etc.
DELIVERY CONFIRMATION GOES ON EVERYTHING. NOTHING SHOULD LEAVE YOUR HOUSE WITHOUT DELIVERY CONFIRMATION. Delivery confirmation is to protect the SELLER and should be included in your price. If you choose to send a package out without it, be prepared to refund that money if the package doesn’t arrive. If a Paypal claim is filed against you, and you didn’t buy delivery confirmation you WILL lose your Paypal case. I can’t stress enough how IMPORTANT delivery confirmation is.
PLEASE report all buyers that are asking payment be marked as ANYTHING other than “goods”.