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Ecommerce news: Etsy Payments and PayPal business app

ecommerce news: Etsy payments and PayPal business app

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In our news round up this week, Etsy renames Direct Checkout, PayPal launches a new app for businesses, and Zenstores integrates with DPD.

Etsy payments mandatory

Etsy has renamed ‘Direct Checkout’ as ‘Etsy Payments’ and by 17 May all sellers must have Etsy Payments set up. Etsy Payments allows sellers to accept various payment methods including credit and debit cards, PayPal and gift cards.

If you already use Etsy’s payment system then you won’t need to make any changes. However, if you currently only accept payments through PayPal or manual payment methods you will need to start using Etsy Payments before 17 May, otherwise, your selling privileges will be suspended on 18 May. You can still choose to keep your PayPal sales separate.

Find out more about changes to Etsy payments here

PayPal business app

PayPal has launched a new app for iOS and Android that enable business owners to manage their PayPal account. The app allows businesses transfer money, monitor sales activity, create and send invoices, view customer information, view transaction details and issue refunds.

Find out more about PayPal’s new business app.

Zenstores integrates with DPD

Last week, Zenstores launched their integration with DPD. Online sellers using Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Magento, Shopify or WooCommerce can now use DPD through Zenstores Dispatch to print labels and ship orders. All of DPD’s main domestic and international delivery services are available through the integration with Zenstores. DPD’s unique Predict service is also supported, enabling retailers to provide customers with real time order tracking information.  However, DPD Direct and DPD Local are not currently supported.  

Find out more about the Zenstores integration with DPD here

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