In light of some recent frustration with PayPal, we surveyed submitters about their preferred payment method. The short answer – PayPal, for all its difficulties, is the best answer.
We asked three questions:
- What payment methods do you have available?
- What’s your preferred payment method?
- Do you either live in the US or have a US bank account?
The results were very clear. Most people have PayPal and can take a personal check. A large majority prefer to be paid by PayPal, with personal check a distant second. No other options registered in a meaningful way. Some payment methods only work in the US, and a significant percentage of submitters were outside the US. So, we’ll stick with PayPal for the time being. It’s troublesome, but universal.