You may have many qualms about ordering your marijuana seeds online, and one of these is choosing the payment channel to use. Due to legality concerns, fraud, and shady merchants, checking out with a virtual cart full of marijuana seeds is a lot more complicated than it needs to be.
If you have looked into several seed banks’ websites, you may have noticed that some offer PayPal as a payment channel. PayPal took the e-commerce world by storm when it became Ebay’s partner a while back and now stands on its own as a key player in the e-commerce industry.
Seed Banks That Take PayPal
You cannot find PayPal as a payment option when you checkout. What you need to do is to place an order and choose any payment method except a credit card, then contact them through their live chat, email, or phone and tell them that you want to pay with PayPal. The customer service representative will then provide you with instructions on how to send your payment.
PayPal is not perfect, but it is still an ideal payment channel for your marijuana seed purchases. In this article, we take a look at the benefits of using PayPal, as well as its areas for improvement.
PayPal is flexible because it gives you plenty of options for funding. Nearly all seed banks online process payments directly through credit cards, which is a real pain for the few (which may include you!) who either do not own credit cards or simply refuse to place their marijuana seed purchase on their plastic.
At present, PayPal allows you to load up your account using credit, debit, and check cards and a balance that you directly loaded into your account. You can do the last option by entering your deposit account information to your PayPal account.
If your bank account is successfully verified by PayPal, you can now use your funds directly to pay for your cannabis seeds via PayPal as the third party. This process takes a few days, though, so if you are rushing for a purchase and just setting up your PayPal account, you want to skip this option.
If you use your PayPal account to buy marijuana seeds online, then you are covered by their guarantee that your purchase will be refunded if in case the merchant does not deliver as planned or the product itself is substandard.
PayPal is a huge, respected brand that many consumers trust with their money and transactions. It is a given that PayPal protects these pieces of information and keeps all pertinent details private.
Once all your bank or card information is verified, PayPal stores the data securely in their system. You do not need to re-enter your details each time you log in. This means that you do not have to reveal your account information all the time, thereby keeping your data secure. PayPal also never gives client information that is not relevant to their purchase.
Therefore, in case the seed bank’s website or database gets hacked, your information will not be accessed by malicious hackers and bugs.
One more thing you can do with PayPal is making electronic purchases without them showing on your bank or credit card statement. There are many reasons you may want to conceal your cannabis seed order in addition to potential legal repercussions.
If you are using PayPal, you can simply transfer funds from your bank account and then pay for your marijuana seed purchase using the balance that your PayPal account just received from your bank account. This way, your bank account will show that you transferred a certain amount to PayPal but it will not say what you bought.
You may not consider this too big of a deal, considering how almost everyone and everything nowadays is already mobile. PayPal has a mobile app, but unlike applications developed for other third-party payment processors, that by PayPal works smoothly and flawlessly.
Furthermore, much of the important functions you can do on their desktop site can also be done through their app. There will always be limitations, but those in the PayPal app are barely noticeable because the missing functionalities are not the ones you are most likely to use for your cannabis seed purchases.
PayPal has been around for nearly 20 years. This company was the pioneer in its field and remains the undisputed industry leader. It was also founded by some of the brightest minds today (Does the name “Elon Musk” ring a bell?).
These guarantee that your account and its content are perfectly safe. You are not dealing with a fly-by-night organization that can possibly disappear one morning with half your savings account.
The best thing about PayPal is that it is free. You can do so much without spending a single cent. Its core functions, sending and receiving payments, are not the only ones that are free. You get security, protection, peace of mind, and security.
This benefit may not be directly related to buying marijuana seeds online and paying using PayPal. However, this is nonetheless a key factor to consider when deciding over which payment processor to use.
From time to time, PayPal partners with a wide range of establishments and brands and offers promotions and discounts. You do not have to pay for this feature. All you have to do is have a PayPal account.
There are two common downsides to PayPal. First, not a lot of seed banks use it yet. This is mainly because PayPal charges high commission rates. Many seed banks who conduct business online are not very big companies. They understandably will have a hard time making a profit if their revenues are eaten up by commissions for third-party vendors.
Another reason that PayPal is not yet widely adopted is its security. Due to the nature of the business of selling marijuana seeds, seed banks naturally prefer highly secure payment methods and channels. The problem with PayPal is that they can be traced relatively more easily than prevalent payment processors and methods.
Currently, there are only a few seed banks that take PayPal. However, that does not change the fact that this third-party payment channel is ideal for your online order for cannabis seeds. We only hope that PayPal reduces its commission rate in the future to allow more seed banks to partner with it. And that, they will accept cannabis seeds transactions now that more and more states and countries are making marijuana legal.