We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express credit cards through PayPal, our payment processor. PayPal is fast, secure and free. You are not required to have an existing PayPal account to pay through PayPal, and there is no charge for using it. Paying through PayPal is no more complicated than paying through any other online credit card service.
Paying safely and directly from your bank account and/or from your credit card is very easy through PayPal.
Q: Why we encourage Mastercard, Visa, Discover & electronic check transfer payments be made through PayPal?
- Many people already have an account with PayPal. PayPal allows you to electronically send money from your Mastercard, Visa, Discover Card, American Express or regular checking account. Your Visa and Mastercard does not need to be a debit card for you to do this. There is also no extra charge when paying through PayPal.
- By paying through PayPal, you will know if you have available funds on your Mastercard/Visa/Amex/Discover and if payment can be made immediately (i.e., if card charge is approved; no more delays because your card is declined). Often, we have problems with cards being declined. If you use your Mastercard or Visa card and pay through PayPal, you will know immediately if it is declined; then you can call your bank and fix any problems. Sometimes, your card may be declined because of an error with your bank; if it does not clear, you will know immediately! If you have a checking account, PayPal allows you to make an e-check payment, which saves time. No need for sitting down and writing a check, putting it in an envelope and then dropping it in a mailbox. If you pay via an e-check (checking account debit), once the money clears, your order will be processed. Making a Mastercard or Visa payment is immediate. Making an e-check payment through PayPal from your checking account takes approximately 2-4 business days.
Compare! Mailing a check or money order to us, 14 days (mail time, clearing, etc.) — it makes more sense to pay via e-check on PayPal.
HOW DO I KNOW IT´S SECURE?
A message from PayPal:
The security of your information, transactions, and money is the core of our business and our top priority at PayPal. We pride ourselves in taking extra measures to protect you so we’ll have you as a member for years to come.
PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information in transit from your computer to ours using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available). Before you even register or login to our site, our server checks that you’re using an approved browser – one that uses SSL 3.0 or higher.
Once your information reaches us, it resides on a server that is heavily guarded both physically and electronically. Our servers sit behind an electronic firewall and are not directly connected to the Internet, so your private information is available only to authorized computers.
Account Insurance and More
PayPal provides you with SafeWeb™ Insurance that protects your account from unauthorized withdrawals up to $100,000. In addition, PayPal offers its own unlimited protection against unauthorized withdrawals from any bank account you may have linked to your account at our website. Of course, PayPal will NEVER, EVER transfer funds out of your linked bank account without your explicit permission.
Additional security features:
Credit card and bank account numbers never appear on screen after you enter them, so even if someone stole your account password he would not have access to that data. We send you an email confirmation for every transaction in our system involving your bank account, so you don’t have to worry about unauthorized persons transferring money from your account. We send payments only to confirmed email addresses. No person can accept payment through an email address without confirming ownership through our confirmation process.”