Perfect Pieces Website News…
Just a short note to let you all know there is no longer a charge for Credit & Debit card transactions on the Perfect Pieces website. Yes, that’s right you can now use your Visa/Mastercard for example and pay instantly with PayPal.
We are constantly finding new ways to improve the Perfect Pieces website. We try to ensure it easy to navigate, is clear and simple to use. So, if you have any suggestions on ways you think we might improve the site then leave us a comment and let us know, we’re always interested in hearing from people.
Click here to visit the Perfect Pieces website
If you’ve been having a tour around the Perfect Pieces website and are interested in purchasing an item but are wondering how to go about paying for it…then read on!
Perfect Pieces can accept payment by UK cheque, UK postal order or we can take payment by credit/debit card through PayPal. Now if you haven’t heard or used PayPal before you’re probably wondering what it is.
PayPal allows you to use your debit or credit card to send and receive money for fee, simply and most importantly safely.
Click here to visit PayPal’s site and read all about it
If you choose to use PayPal then we will sent your item to the address you used when completing your PayPal payment. This address is confirmed by PayPal to ensure the card isn’t being used fraudulently. So, now you’ve mastered PayPal it’s time to put in your order!
Click here to view our current selection of pottery & collectable for sale
If you’re looking at buying a piece of pottery or glass from the Perfect Pieces website then you’re probably wondering how you go about paying for your chosen item(s).
If you’re based within the UK we can accept various payment methods. I’ve included a summary in the list below:
- UK Cheque – Most people have a cheque book for a bank account. We can only accept UK Sterling cheques only and all cheques should be made payable to “Perfect Pieces“
- UK postal orders – These are available at most post office branches. Full details can be found on the Post Office website – click here for details.
- On special request we can accept instant bank transfer as a payment method. On request we will provide you with the relevant details for payment to be made.
- Finally, PayPal. PayPal allows you to pay using your debit or credit card. You don’t need to have a PayPal account to make a payment, one-off payments can be made. Click here for further details about PayPal. Please note, PayPal payments do incur a 2% surcharge.
For international buyers, we only accept payment by PayPal. This allows you to make swift easy payments online using your chosen credit or debit card, and protects both you and us from any potential problems.
So, once you’ve finished browsing our site and have found an item you’d like to purchase simply choose your payment method and the rest is easy!
If you have any problems or have got any questions then do not hesitate to get in touch.
Just to let you all know about some changes we have made to the Perfect Pieces website – we have recently updated our checkout process so that UK customers can now pay instantly!
When you have selected an item and added it to your basket by clicking the Click To Buy button you will be able to see the item in your basket (View Basket ).
When you are ready to proceed you simply select Proceed To Checkout where you will be presented with your payment options. We can accept payment by UK Cheque, UK Postal Order, International Moneygram and PayPal.
UK customers wishing to pay by PayPal simply select Instant Payment. You will then be taken to the secure PayPal website to proceed with your payment. PayPal allows you to pay with any credit/debit card and is secure for both you the customer and us the retailer. Once we receive your instant payment your item will be despatched within one working day and you will receive an email from us to confirm this.
If you have any queries at all about anything related to our stock, our site or the purchasing process then please do not hesitate to contact us. We hope you find this new addition useful and look forward to any comments you have.
eBay Australia’s battle to win user and regulatory acceptance for their proposed PayPal-only payment policy looks like it will continue for some time.
The company has had to suspend the introduction of its PayPal-only payment policy pending the outcome of an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The ACCC is concerned that eBay may be abusing its position as the clear leader in online auctions by using it to eliminate competition in the online payment sector.
As I’ve documented before, one of the largest objectors to eBay’s proposed policy was Google itself, presumably anxious that its PayPal competitor, Google Checkout, will be unfairly disadvantaged by the planned restriction.
Naturally eBay simply claim that the policy will help eliminate fraud and provide a better user experience… This seems to be their explanation for every unpopular change they make (of which there are an increasing number).
Somehow I suspect the real reason may be that eBay spent a lot of money when they bought PayPal…
eBay Australia’s attempt to ban all payment methods other than PayPal and cash has attracted hundred of written complaints to the Australian Competition Commission and Consumer Commission, which is considering the fairness of the proposed policy. The ACCC has promised to make a ruling on the planned change before it’s due to go live in June.
One of the complainants, however, has turned out to be a rather large company that’s worried about the prospects for its own payment processing system. Google has not yet launched Google Checkout in Australia but is likely to do so eventually and sees an eBay ban on its system as anti-competitive and a thorough pain in the neck.
Google’s submission to the ACCC was meant to be kept anonymous but was not – witness this article on the Auctionbytes website.
Following on from my recent post about eBay Australia forcing its users to use PayPal, it seems that eBay’s users aren’t the only people who are unhappy about this decision.
eBay Australia is being investigated by the Australian Competition Commission to see if it is abusing its near-monopoly position in the online auction market to gain an unfair advantage in the online payments market (eBay owns PayPal).
If eBay get away with this in Australia, it seems highly likely they will extend the policy worldwide – we wait with baited breath…
More details here.
eBay Australia will be banning all payment methods other than PayPal and cash on delivery from June 17th, it has emerged.
The changes are supposedly aimed at preventing fraudulent and problem transactions but have widely been seen as a way of generating more income for eBay, who own PayPal.
PayPal fees can add several percent to an auction price and are also charged on the cost of postage – netting eBay a nice extra source of revenue.
We’ll have to hope that similar changes aren’t rolled out in the UK, as both sellers and buyers are likely to be put off by the extra costs and the lack of choice to use a cheque, for example.
I know that cheque payment is still popular with our customers and we would not dream of removing this choice voluntarily. Even if such a ban were to come into force on eBay, we would certainly continue to accept cheques and postal orders for website sales.
You can read more about the changes here.