Originally Posted by Graham
Well of course they do! They are operating a payment gateway.
All payment gateways charge by transaction. The vendor is charged a small fee, usually a percentage, for each sale. It's a business cost that the vendor chooses to pay in order to use the facilities of the gateway.
Yes, I have no problem with that. But some may not like PayPal specifically, and would prefer some alternative that doesn't give money to PayPal. That is how I perceived the post by Uppercastle.
I also agree that there currently is no alternative. PayPal has almost(?) a monopoly on small international payments.