By: peter | 19-04-2010 22:55
There was the problem with the topups and it has made me think, why not introduce Topups by PayPal?
What do you think?
Kudos if you like.
Surely the comments about the extra cost are red herrings, only when one pays using paypal should one incurr an extra cost. Paying by credit / debit card would stay as it is. It would be the choice of the member which payment method to use, the cost would not be spread across other members.
I shall re-iterate one of the major advantages, to me, of allowing paypal.
I use Giffgaff, I don't make many phone calls so I only have my giffgaff number even though I am abroad most of the time.
I have both UK and foreign bank accounts. My UK bank account is registered to a foreign address. I can not top up because the method used currently will only allow a UK address. I could use my paypal account to pay, and I could also choose which bank account the payment comes from.
A minor advantage, which may appeal to others, is that when I pay by card I have to have the card with me (or remember which cv code for the registered card), I can remember my paypal log-in details far more easily and I do not have to hunt about in another room for the registered card.
It would be useful if someone loses a card - they could use paypal to top up their phone so they can tell the bank of the loss!
This is a simple idea, it would make giffgaff more flexible, the cost would be born by the paypal user. So far I have seen no comments to make this idea less than excellent.
I did hear of the words paypal coming at the last open day but I think ythat was more for phones and its not even happened for that
As you seem to know it has been suggested, so to all new members please show your further support here https://labs.giffgaff.com/idea/11124
As you know this is an already existing idea : https://labs.giffgaff.com/idea/11124 giffgaff have already updated the status to show that they are considering this idea. Im sure you appreciate that this can take some time to investigate costings / volumes etc. Please feel free to lend your support to the original idea to show that it is something that you support. If you have voted already then you can post a comment asking for any updates that may be available from the giffgaff team.
This is a must! My dad always uses PayPal but when it gets to giffgaff without having PayPal services, he finds it very difficult
Paypal would be a good add on to a payment making option, so if you top up via paypal say £10 goodybag then gg would end up with having to pay the fees. not practical for them.
So in the case of a £10 goodybag the member would pay the fees on the £10 goodybag, so for example the member would have to add the exra 25pence not giffgaff to cover the fees.
I support all submitted Ideas on PayPal being a future payment method. :)
This has been a difficult idea to get implemented in the past as PayPal charges giffgaff a fee for such services. Some sites thus then ask for a small fee of less than £1 if you wish to use PayPal as a payment method. If this is the only way giffgaff would be able to afford it, I say implement it that way! What do you think?
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