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5 Steps that can boost your conversion rates from PayPal


PayPal reckon that you can boost conversion on your website by over 3% with five simple changes. Unsurprisingly most of the changes are to highlight the fact that you accept PayPal but that got me thinking… I do prefer to pay with PayPal. It shocks me quite how much I prefer PayPal but it really […]

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PayPal improves funding options in Belgium

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PayPal have improved their offering in Belgium. Now PayPal users there will be able to link their bank account to their PayPal account and use that as a funding source. Previously, Belgian users were limited to funding their purchases with either a credit card or bank transfer. Belgium has around 1.4 million PayPal users but […]

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3 months of Spotify Premium for the price of 1 with PayPal

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Here’s not a bad little deal if you’re fed up with all those tedious ads on Spotify that seem to be getting more frequent and louder. If you’ve been a skinflint like me up until now, you might not have subscribed to the ad-free Premium service. You might have received an email about it today […]

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PayPal and Braintree award $100k Battlehack prize to AirHop


After weeks of contests across the globe, PayPal and Braintree have awarded their $100k prize to a team from Tel Aviv who created an app called AirHop. The finals took place at PayPal HQ in Silicon Valley where 14 teams of developers from across the globe took part. Competitors were tasked with building an application […]

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VAT for services rate calculator for e-Services


If you’re a developer selling digital products across Europe then from the 1st of January 2015 you’ll need to start charging your users the VAT rate in the country that they reside, not your domestic VAT rate. If that’s you then you may find a VAT calculator from Paddle handy. It shows the rates applying […]

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Ebury: Trade finance and FX for your next container load of product

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Ebury only launched their Trade Finance product in May, but have already crossed the £2 million transaction milestone with the number of active clients is currently growing at more than 100% month on month. Ebury offers two main services, Trade Finance designed to make funds available to small and medium sized business when purchasing and […]

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Snapchat adds Snapcash powered by Square


You can now send cash via Snapchat using Snapcash. It’s an instant mobile payments system powered by Square. Square is a US mobile payments system and a PayPal competitor. I’m frankly just rather amused by the song and dance video advert they’ve created. It’s hilarious and I do like the hint of the Emerald City […]

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Sweden’s homeless use iZettle to sell the ‘Big Issue’


Sweden is fast becoming the most cashless country in the world. Indeed, such is the progress, that homeless people in the capital city Stockholm have started taking cards using iZettle when they sell the equivalent magazine to the Big Issue called Situation. According to iZettle chief executive Jacob de Geer, barely anyone below the age […]

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Quicker sign-up for SMEs who want to integrate PayPal


It’s another example of how the acquisition of Braintree is continuing to pay-off for PayPal. Last week they announced they’re rolling out a new, pretty much instant sign-up flow for Europe-based businesses who want to accept PayPal on their websites. It means that new sellers with their own website can integrate with Braintree’s SDK […]

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Win £1k with PayPal

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PayPal have launched a Christmas promotional campaign which will enable five lucky winners to “Win Christmas”. You might have received the email today. Basically, it’s a prize draw for some £1k prizes. It’s quite simple and you may as well enter if you’ll be buying anything using Paypal over the next few weeks. You just […]

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