Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Clearing Confusion on Third Party Checkout

There's been a lot of discussion about Third Party Checkout today, so our VP of Seller Experience, Dinesh Lathi, posted a clarification on the current situation.

In essence, no, Third Party Checkout is NOT going away. As a matter of fact, for those that are losing theirs (some CPs are removing it on June 15), we've built
resources for you to find an alternative.

Sellers: first thing you should do is check directly with your provider. Find out what their plans are. Then decide which checkout is right for you. What' the difference?

  1. eBay Checkout: Pre-integrated, on-eBay buyer experience, and full support for all buyer incentives
  2. Third Party Checkout: Some PayPal integration work, tax calculation, ship-to country exclusions, and some additional features.

Either way, sellers win. Why? By June 15th, those that are still offering Third Party checkout will have a new improved buyer experience, which will lead to less UPIs (Unpaid Items) and better DSRs (Detailed Seller Ratings).

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