We considered PayPal as an option, as many authors like it, but in the end we couldn't use it. Three reasons:
- Privacy. When you pay with PayPal, the vendor can see your name and your address. We know that a lot of authors aren't comfortable with divulging this information.
- Lock-in. If you start using PayPal, they don't let you leave. It'd be like if KDP Select was a permanent exclusivity deal.
- Track record. Again and again and again, people report PayPal freezing their funds and only releasing them after a public out-cry. That's not the kind of business Book Report wants to work with.
So we're sticking with Stripe. If you're nervous about paying with Stripe, please head over to their gallery page. Kickstarter, Twitter, Reddit - all their payments are powered by Stripe. They're PCI Service Provider Level 1, which means they adhere to the most stringent security measures possible.