PayPal and other Electronic Payments

Written by Tyler Pyburn
PayPal and other Electronic Payments
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Although many short-term rental owners still use checks as their preferred method of payment, PayPal can be a quick and easy alternative, especially for last-minute or international bookings. Online payments allow you to accept either bank transfers or other forms of digital payment.

Elizabeth Weedon and I sat down to record a podcast about accepting electronic payments, and we discussed whether they are a necessity.

Some questions we answer:

  • Should you accept electronic payments?
  • Who’s responsible for the fees associated with electronic payments?
  • Are there other options instead of PayPal?
  • Is a check in the mail still the recommended way to collect payments?


If you are looking for more information about PayPal, take a look at our blog post that dives into some of the fees associated with using the platform, as well as how it works with international payments.

About the author

Tyler Pyburn

Tyler Pyburn - I am a newcomer to WeNeedaVacation.com, but am absolutely ecstatic to be part of such a seasoned team as a Marketing Manager. I've spent the past few years as a digital marketing maven helping brands build their online presence and will assume a similar role here. I also had a short stint as a sports reporter for CBS, but now I’d much rather find my way to a bleacher seat at a Cape League game than in the press box. My wife and I live on the south shore with our three dogs; Dale,Trot, and Vinny.Email Tyler