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Paypals new vanity usernames

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  1. noonoo1

    noonoo1 Active Member

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    Has anyone registered any paypal vanity names yet ?

    Here is the link if you are interested: Paypal.me/

    There are some great ones still available!
     
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  3. MikeJDS

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    Wasn't aware of this.
    Just set up a link.
    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Some nice ones available. I think lots of people will be making lots of paypal accounts now.
     
  5. noonoo1

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    Downloads, mp4, player, cheapflights, presents and loads more are still available.
     
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    Thanks for sharing, got the ones I wanted.
     
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    ian Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Thanks for sharing, had to protect my businesses by registering them! Quite like this method actually, providing consumers are made aware so it doesn't look like spam!
     
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    Worth grabbing, and a nice convenient way to request money from someone. I like the way you can just add /£amount to the url. It wouldn't surprise me if at some point everyone with a username will be offered a username.paypal domain with shop front options etc. .me seems a bit lame especially for businesses.
     
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    Got my initials a few days ago.
     
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    Thanks for sharing the link. Ive registered the ones i want/need
     
  11. Adam H

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    Thanks , got an email about it a while ago but totally ignored it. Thought it was the normal promotional crap.

    Registered one, I take it you can only have one per account ?
     
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    Yes, one per account
     
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    ian Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Yeah, just the one annoyingly, so to protect my brands, even on those I don't require just yet, I've just set up new accounts to the minimal required information (no bank details etc) to secure them.

    I like them, but equally it is a clever way of encouraging the buyer to tick the 'goods and services' box which in turn adds the fees you can normally avoid using the gift option.
     
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    Yeah brand protection was my first thoughts over generic words, you can have x amount of email addresses associated with an account so it would have been nice to have an equal amount of vanity URL's at least.

    Thats why i like using Stripe because you can setup accounts within the main account for different sites etc.
     
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    ian Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Never heard of Stripe, will have to check it out, though the pricing is much higher than what I pay, but significantly lower than Paypal that's for sure.
     
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    Adam H Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Yeah certainly lower than paypal fee's. Similar to gocardless ( think its a bit more expensive than gocardless ) but I personally like how everything is laid out and how easy it is to integrate into most platforms.

    Perfect for a fast and easy way to take card payments with out needing Barclays epdq or authorize.net, for a small niche store or quick e-commerce store setup its ideal to get started.
     
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    ian Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    No doubt, straight forward and easy to implement api is ideal for any start-up business and I'd certainly recommend alternatives to Paypal. For long-term, you can't really beat a full payment gateway and processor to get the best rates, but of course you need to be turning over a decent amount first.
     
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