|Fri Apr 10 2015 00:24:20|
Can You Picture Amazon Allowing PayPal Payments?
By: Ina Steiner
eBay CEO John Donahoe told reporters Thursday that once PayPal splits off from eBay, it will be allowed to pursue joint ventures with Amazon without getting eBay's approval. We wondered about that statement, as it seems to imply Amazon has been hankering to add PayPal as a payment method, something that seems highly unlikely. Some might say Donahoe is trying to ride on Amazon's coattails.
We raised this issue with readers in 2011 - most said it would be highly unlikely that Amazon would accept an eBay-owned PayPal. One made a very interesting point: Amazon subsidiary Quidsi
does allow shoppers to pay with PayPal on sites like Diapers.com, for example.
For those trying to get a sense of the chances of Amazon working with PayPal, please think about how that would affect you. As a buyer, would you welcome the ability to pay for Amazon purchases with PayPal?
And more importantly, as a seller, would you welcome PayPal payments? What if Amazon allowed shoppers to use PayPal as just another funding source and you continued to get paid from Amazon the way you do now - would that make a difference to how you view PayPal payments on Amazon?
Here's a link to Friday's EcommerceBytes Newsflash article
, let us know what you think!