Even if you don’t have a PayPal Account (why not?), you’ve probably heard of them. They’ve been an online alternate processor for a long time. One of the really neat things about PayPal is that your customer doesn’t have to be a PayPal member to buy your products or services. This was a barrier for a long time that was removed a while back.
For you, it gives your company the ability to accept credit cards and online checks without a formal merchant account. That means any business can be up and running — and selling — in no time.
Now they’ve made it even better. Last week they launched an online forum for you to network — and get answers from — other small business owners and PayPal staff. PayPal´s Online Merchant Network focuses on small- and medium-sized companies that are doing business either on or off of eBay. The goal of the site is to build an objective, open and welcoming environment for merchants to exchange business ideas.
When I visited, topics focused on best practices to help a business grow and thrive, from search engine optimization, to marketing, and online payments. It could be just the right resource for you.