I've not had any bad experiences with Paypal and I've been using it since nearly their inception.
You will find many small companies use it to accept payment for many reasons.
1) You can accept virtually any credit card without having to deal with any credit card company
2) Setup is easy and creating a shopping cart can be done by anybody with very limited experience in web site design.
That is why FlisKits went that method. We've been so busy with so many things that we didn't have the time nor the money to implement any other method.
I will admit that we will be switching over to our own shopping cart at some point and taking credit cards directly, but not because we've had any problems with PayPal. Rather because we've encountered many customers who won't deal with us through paypal, for whatever reason.
Also, one major drawback with PayPal is that it doesn't allow us to take credit cards over the phone or on the field. By setting up our own contracts with the credit companies we will be able to do this.
However, it will also mean that we will be limited to those credit cards with which we deal with and that will *not* be all of them (just too much administration)
Point of Note: When you are purchasing via the web (or, for that matter, logging into an account you have with someone), make sure you are using a SECURE server!
**ALL** secure servers have the prefix "https://" If you see "https://" in the location bar it is NOT a secure server.
If you log into your account (say at eBay, PayPal or your bank), or if you make a purchase and insert your creditcard information and it is NOT a secure server, then *any*one can read your information as it is sent plain-text. A secure server encrypts the information and it is a *good* encryptor. I doubt there is any worry in fact I can *assure* you that giving out such information from a secure server is far safer than reciting it over a phone line.
For example, if you go to https://www.paypal.com/
, you are automatically redirected to https://www.paypal.com/
for this very reason.
Shop smart, shop safe. When you check out with the FlisKits shopping cart you are on a *secure* server.
hope this helps,