To accept payments via credit card, you have two options:
1. Use PayPal as your payment method, where customers do have the option to pay using their credit card once they get to PayPal to complete the purchase
2. Or Use a Payment Gateway, which will allow you to take credit card payments directly within the checkout. This option is a little more involved, as it does require you to sign up to a payment gateway such as Stripe, but does result in a smooth checkout experience. Please see our Payment Gateway article for more information.
Note that you can have both PayPal available as a payment option, as well as offering the ability to take credit card payments directly within your checkout, at the same time.
The following describes option 1 above: customers paying by Credit Card via PayPal....
The good news is, customers can choose to pay via Credit card if they do not have a PayPal account.
SupaDupa uses PayPal to process your customers payments for you because it is the easiest way for our SupaDupa members to set up a facility which allows them to receive payments.
Using PayPal does not limit your customers to pay exclusively via their PayPal account.
Depending on their region your customer will have a selection of different credit cards with which to pay.
The following describes what a customer sees if they decide to pay using their credit card.
The customer is in the checkout and clicks the Checkout using PayPal button
The customers clicks on the "Don't have a PayPal account?" link
Customer enter their billing details and selects the card type they wish to pay with from the drop-down provided.