What are you paying for? If it’s for an item that is physically being shipped to you, then by all means continue!
But if it is for digital art, please reconsider!
This means that paypal is expecting me to ship a physical item to you!
And the more times that I receive money for goods, and do not ship through them, the more it counts against me.
Too many and paypal can elect to hold my funds for thirty days every time I receive them, until it reevaluates my account.
Which means while the customer has their deserved art, I do not technically have money yet.
So PLEASE always send payment for digital art via SERVICES and not GOODS!
(you can get a refund if need be just as easily by selecting services as you can goods!)
Please read this!
I also encourage artists and other creative people to consider shifting from Paypal, which has been proven to be a pretty evil company and has frozen accounts in the past and not allowed people access to their money, to Square, which is a much friendlier service that takes a smaller percentage of your money than Paypal.
I am so confused by this…
We receive payment on Etsy either through Etsy “Direct Checkout” or through Paypal. The payments that go to Paypal end up looking just like that, with the “Print Shipping Label” button. However, we print all our shipping labels through Etsy and not Paypal, so those buttons on Paypal never get used and Paypal is never made aware of our shipping arrangements.
It makes zero sense to me that Paypal would assume you haven’t sent an item just because you didn’t use their shipping label services. Plenty of people (even larger stores on Etsy) still hand write their labels.
Maybe this money holding thing is something Paypal is doing to newer, less established accounts?
I know there are a lot of horror stories about Paypal, but my experiences calling their Customer Service have all been really pleasant. It’s worth making a call and discussing the situation with them.