As of November 15, 2011, PayPal has required ALL businesses shipping via PayPal to login and out of eBay, worse ANY business with more than one employee must use the same administrative login.
This means any business MUST give out administrative passwords to all employees, thus providing critical access employees that might be new or simply not to a level of trust for such information.
In speaking with an arrogant PayPal Supervisor, I received the usual condescending Obamanite rhetoric.
Worse they informed me if we took our USPS shipping elsewhere we would not be fully covered under their already terrible and fraud ridden seller protection program.
Why PayPal made such a decision without polling their merchants has got to be one of the biggest corporate blunders I can think of.
Of coarse this is typical of eBay/PayPal to roll out changes without testing for bugs or asking their merchants for input; this of coarse has much to do with the contempt PayPal has for their merchants.
It has also been put forth by many merchants “in the know”, that the main reasons for this change is to provide the illusion of growth for the eBay sector (which has been struggling) for their stockholders; this is obviously corporate malfeasance.
As well this shifts all shipping for PayPal/eBay to one sector providing larger postal & UPS discounts for eBay, of which they only pass this along to a their select few “Top Sellers” and pocket the rest, including us poor shlubs that are only PayPal customers!!!
This said, while we already ship our larger packages via FedEx, our company is now moving all our USPS shipping to PB Smart Postage.
Although it should be noted that Stamps.com is not a very good alternative, with long hold times, poor customer service, and constant server and printing issues.
Verdict: It SUCKS Sorry for the crudeness, but when one considers what an arrogant bunch PayPal/eBay are, this simply needs to be said.
If you own stock in eBay, pull it out as this company is obviously on their way out (not just due to this but in many of their business practices that often result in financial loss for merchants due to fraud).