Just so you know why I ask UK buyers to send cheques and international buyers to pay by paypal -
For UK payments for items for my website, I prefer to be paid by cheque. Clearing a cheque through my business account costs 65p.
For international payments, I offer Paypal. This means I do not need to know someone's credit or debit card details, so it is more secure. It is also much cheaper than processing international bank orders or similar things. I can't cash cheques/checks in other currencies.
While Paypal is free to use for the sender, it is not free for the recipient i.e. me. Paypal charges 3.4% + 20p on every transaction. So for the same book and postage (£15.99 + 3.50 p & p), the fee is 87p.
Also, it takes Paypal 2- 3 working days transfer money to my business bank account. If I want to transfer it in 1 -2 days, it costs £5.00.
This is why I ask UK buyers to send cheques rather than using Paypal.
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