eBay Checkout to Support Credit Card Merchant Accounts - For Free
Following news that Checkout Redirect is to be ended in mid-2009 eBay will soon support sellers' card processing merchant accounts directly within the eBay Checkout.
The support will be provided via PayPal's Payflow online payment gateway, currently available in the US. Online payment gateways normally charge a fee for processing transactions (which are in addition to merchant account fees), but eBay will be waiving their fee for this service.
Sign-up for the free service opens in January 2009 and must be completed by the end of March 2009. More information on the eBay Developers Program Blog.