PayPal Canada Announces Website Payments Pro, simplifying e-commerce for small businesses

    Credit card, phone, fax payment now possible with one PayPal suite

    TORONTO, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - PayPal Canada today celebrates the launch of
PayPal Website Payments Pro, a product suite that allows e-commerce merchants
to offer shoppers more choice in how they pay for items - with their PayPal
accounts, their credit cards, or by phone, fax or mail - all through PayPal, a
single provider. Website Payments Pro features three new functions: Express
Checkout, Direct Payment API and Virtual Terminal.

    -   Express Checkout - Express Checkout helps buyers with PayPal accounts
        pay for items in just three clicks on a merchant's website. The buyer
        initiates and approves PayPal payment earlier in the checkout
        process, and shipping and billing information is sent immediately
        from PayPal to the merchant website.
    -   Direct Payment - For buyers who don't have PayPal accounts, Direct
        Payment lets merchants accept credit card transactions just as they
        would with traditional Internet merchant accounts. The buyers simply
        enter their credit card details directly on the merchant website.
        Payments are processed through the PayPal system on the back end, and
        PayPal remains invisible to the buyers.
    -   Virtual Terminal - Website Payments Pro also includes Virtual
        Terminal, a new feature that supports phone, fax and mail orders by
        providing merchants with an online interface to manually enter credit
        card transactions through the PayPal system.

    "Whether you are a bricks company expanding your clicks, or have been an
e-commerce pro for years, Website Payments Pro fits the bill," said Darrell
MacMullin, country manager, PayPal Canada. "Not only can it help companies
grow their businesses, but it also simplifies payment processes while opening
businesses to the millions of active PayPal buyers around the world."
    Website Payments Pro delivers proven results for small- and medium-sized
businesses. According to a survey conducted by Northstar Research in 2008,
merchants receive an average sales increase of 14 per cent when PayPal is
added to a SMB merchant website.

    Five reasons to use Website Payments Pro

    1.  Give buyers choice
        Customers can pay with their PayPal balance, credit cards, or debit.

    2.  Expand business market
        Businesses have access to millions of PayPal account holders around
        the world.

    3.  Save time
        Simplify your payment processing: accept credit cards, bank payments,
        and PayPal payments - all with one single solution.

    4.  Reduce fraud loss
        PayPal provides industry-leading security and fraud protection tools.

    5.  Maximize your billing options
        Accept recurring payments, plus accept phone, fax, and mail orders.

    Website Payments Pro has no set up fee, no cancellation fee, and until
the end of the year no monthly fee, after which it is $35 a month.

    About PayPal Canada

    PayPal is the safer, easier way to pay and get paid online. The service
allows anyone to pay without sharing financial information and gives consumers
the flexibility to pay in any way they prefer, including through credit cards,
bank accounts or account balances. With more than 63 million active accounts
in 190 markets and 19 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global
e-commerce. PayPal is an eBay company. More information about the company can
be found at

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