I think paypal is a great way to do business online. Its an easy way to make sure you get paid and you pay in a safe and efficient manner. And if you have just the basic account, it is free of charge too. I have had a bad experience with their customer service though. At one point, they locked my funds for over two months and I was unable to transfer or withdraw money. I called and emailed customer service repeatedly to have the problem resloved and it took them two months! How Slow!