The eBay managed payments experience as a buyer explained

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eBay staffer Jim Griffith, who will be well known to many of you and is often referred to affectionately as Uncle Griff, has explained his first hand experience of using the new eBay managed payments system. In a post on Facebook, with his typical good humour, he goes through the process step-by-step. It looks like he encountered it entirely by chance as he was shopping over the weekend.

You can find the Facebook post here. He explains his experience of the managed payments system:

This morning that I came across an eBay item I wanted to buy from a seller who is in the Managed Payments initial release program. As you may know, PayPal is not a part of the initial release (it’s a long story), though they will be added in 2019. There’s been a lot of consternation among sellers about joining a program at this phase when the historical payment processer-of-choice is not provided as an optionI wanted to share the checkout experience with other sellers. You can put your consternation aside. Checking out? It was so. Easy. Let me lead you through it.
– Jim Griffith, eBay

It’s a useful explanation of the new eBay managed payments system which is currently being tested by opt-in sellers on eBay in the USA. In due course, it will be come available elsewhere. Indeed it is expected to start trialling in the UK at some point in 2019 although right now no action is required from sellers. It will, probably by some point in 2020, become the compulsory, default payment method for the eBay buyers and sellers globally.

The striking omission from the trial as it stands at the moment is that PayPal isn’t available although it is expected to become part of the feature at some point during 2019. Have you encountered the payments system as a buyer yet? And if so, what have been your experiences.

One Response

  1. Well that was easy…. Although I never thought it would be that complicated I would need to be led through it.

    Adding a credit card to a shopping cart and saving it has been around since ??? I set up some e-shops in 2002 with OSCommerce that had that facility.

    As per comments on previous articles, there is a lot more to be concerned about.


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