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eBay: We took your money but your order is pending

PayPal feat

I’ve just made a few purchases on eBay though the eBay shopping basket. As per normal I added the items to my basket and then made a single checkout payment (using the balance in my PayPal account) and expected the sellers to be paid and the items on eBay marked as paid. In PayPal all […]

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PayPal is running #mypayback promotion

New PayPal app feat

PayPal is promoting its services and app with a new promotion they’re billing as #mypayback. In particular, they’re encouraging take up of the person to person to person services they have that mean you can send money to friends in GBP for free. The promotion requires you to tweet or Facebook an image of what […]

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Coinbase adds PayPal support along with credit/debit cards


Coinbase now accepts PayPal enabling users to sell Bitcoins and have their funds deposited to into their PayPal account. Currently it’s for US users in US$ only, but they hope to expand to other countries around the world in the near future. You can now also buy Bitcoins through Coinbase with both Debit and Credit […]

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OFX launches new online seller service

myHermes International

OFX has launched OFX for Online Sellers, a new online merchant solution that streamlines payments from international marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon. They say that they can pay into bank accounts in the USA, Canada, UK, Eurozone, Hong Kong, and Australia. The new product will offer a fast, competitively priced transfer options to merchants […]

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Alyssa Cutright is eBay’s new payments boss

Alyssa Cutright

eBay have appointed Alyssa Cutright as their new Vice President of Global Payments. Alyssa will lead eBay’s global strategy and operations of billing and payments. That’s quite an interesting position considering that eBay was forced to float off their PayPal payments business and it’s now a totally separate company, albeit with a multi-year operating agreement […]

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Using 3rd party currency exchange services and Amazon


We had an interesting question from a Tamebay reader concerning using one of the many currency arbitrage services to repatriate Euro funds from Amazon EU sales back to the UK in Sterling. The premise of these services is that Amazon will apply their own exchange rate but third party companies can offer more attractive rates. […]

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PayPal say some glitch causes eBay payments to reverse

PayPal Bug

We’ve had a Tamebay reader send us some screen shots showing PayPal transactions for eBay purchases being reversed soon after payment was made. The normal email is arriving from PayPal saying transaction complete but shortly afterwards the transactions were reversed. ON eBay inventory is reduced but there is no record of the sale anywhere on […]

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Apple Pay parks tanks on PayPal’s lawn

Apple Pay

Apple Pay has taken a big step to take on online payments services such as PayPal by integrating it into the Safari browser. So now,you don’t have to be on your mobile to pay using Apple Pay. Soon iPhone and Mac users will start seeing the “Pay by Apple” button when browsing the web and […]

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Currencies Direct now support CDiscount


Starting life as a discount online retailer, Cdiscount is now the second most visited website in France with over 11 million unique visitors per month. Cdiscount’s marketplace, C le Marché, was launched in 2011 and grown exponential ever since. Currently, it hosts more than 9,000 sellers and makes up as much as 27.5% of the […]

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