New payment options: Paypal and Google Checkout

You’ll be pleased to hear that today we launched two new payment methods for you to purchase SMS messages from mediaburst. Paypal and Google Checkout.

There wasn’t much debate about which payment gateways to choose. Paypal is certainly the most popular and trusted payment method on the web and Google Checkout is on the rise. If these are the methods you use online then you should be able to use them on our site too.

You can use them on both signup, and repeat purchases from within our online SMS software textburst or the SMS API.

The reason for bringing these two mechanisms on-board is twofold:

  1. We’re sick of Sagepay. We’ll continue to run it (for now) for credit and debit cards but the frequent outages don’t make for a good supplier. When they are down it reflects poorly on us, and that’s not good.
  2. We wanted to align ourselves with you, we want you to be able to pay by the mechanism that suits you best.

When you visit a restaurant, you can pay by cash or card, you choose. When you buy petrol, you choose, when you buy milk, you choose. So hey, you’re used to choice. So you can choose, debit or credit card, Paypal, or Google checkout.

We hope it makes things easier for you.