I must disagree. The first screen the user sees is a normal payment form that asks for billing address and credit card number. The form to log in to an existing PayPal account is smaller and placed off to the side of the main form.
Ahh yes. I forgot because I always use
PayPal as a secondary provider so the
layout is different.
But I still stick with my original point ...
you never see a major site using PayPal
as their primary provider (at least I've
never seen one).
So if all big businesses use a merchant
account ...by inference, you look like a
small business when you do use Paypal
as the primary payment method.
True or not ...makes no difference ...it
only matters what people think. And the
fact that the customer leaves the site
and the continuity of the website / order
form ....those are never good things.
On the other hand, maybe the customer
already knows you're a small time operation
and the credibility / security of PayPal gives
them confidence in the purchase process.
So in the end ...I'll stick with my original
A. Get a merchant account
B. Use PayPal as a secondary option.
Get the best of both worlds this way.