pay commission via paypal account

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hello, my appologies if this is answered somewhere but i could not find any reference. is it possible to pay the commission on sales via a paypal account rather than via credit card? thanks
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Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
2002 0 41

Not right now. Having a credit card is a minimum requirement for using shopify.

Tobias Lütke - Shopify CEO // http://twitter.com/tobi
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How does the Paypal Sandbox feature fit in? If a test purchase is made using a paypal sandbox account, no money changes hands – but is Shopify’s 3% charge still enacted?

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Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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We only charge on successful sales. But right now there is no way how you can use the paypal sandbox from shopify. That might change though.

Tobias Lütke - Shopify CEO // http://twitter.com/tobi
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I may be missing some technical issue, but would it not be better to just take a cut from the sale as it is purchased? It seems round about for me to have someone purchase something from my shop, the payment then be processed through paypal, which then is deposited in my bank account and then the commission charged from the account. Maybe there is no way to do that with PayPal?

thanks!

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Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
2002 0 41

If we would take money from your customers directly we would be liable for your wears. This might be ok in 99% of the cases but what if someone sells a liver?

Also this way our customers aren’t forced to use any particular services. Shopify works well in an existing infrastructure with already existing paypal, authorize.net accounts and so on. Think of the bill as something like the phone bill at the end of the month…

Tobias Lütke - Shopify CEO // http://twitter.com/tobi
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Ah, that makes sense. Thank you Tobi.

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