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Coming Soon! Venmo Checkout Support!

SALVATORE APODACA - Friday, May 05, 2017

I'm an old school PayPal user. Of course Old West Poker Supplies has been using PayPal for it's checkout services for since our company was founded in 2003. Now apparently all the rage is Venmo amongst "millennials". It seems to be a popular choice for that younger generation for making payments and exchanging money between friends. Well, if you happen to be a Venmo user you'll be able to use it to checkout using PayPal very soon.

"What is Venmo? Venmo is a popular social payments service that lets people make and share payments with their friends, family and approved businesses. Accepting Venmo payments can give you access to new buyers and provide marketing exposure for your business when Venmo users choose to share purchases through their Venmo social feed."

The big secret to most Venmo users is that PayPal owns the company. It became part of the PayPal family in 2013. This is all news to me as well. I mean it's really news to me because I quite literally just downloaded the Venmo app to my phone after reading the announcement from a PayPal email this morning.

"As part of our commitment to deliver payment innovations that give your customers more ways to pay, we’re pleased to announce a new feature of your PayPal account: Venmo users will soon be able to make mobile purchases through your PayPal checkout," according to PayPal.

I'm sure I'll be learning a lot more about Venmo soon. And I want to welcome everyone who uses that handy little app. I'm sure there will be some incentives rolled out to encourage Venmo users to make purchases through stores that accept PayPal. I guess we'll see soon.




Best Browsers

SALVATORE APODACA - Saturday, July 04, 2015

Well, we've gotten a few reports of problems from folks trying to place orders. This is not uncommon in this world where there are so many different operating systems and so many different devices that all use different types of browsers. It can get very confusing.

First of all, let's start with the obvious. Microsoft announced this year that they are dumping Internet Explorer. Of course they'll be replacing it with a new browser called Edge but at this point we haven't designed our site nor do we support any Micrsoft browsers. Sorry. So if you do happen to be an IE user you might not be able to place an order. In that case you can contact us via email to place an order another way or download one the more modern browsers below.


These are the browsers we have tested and that we currently support...
Google Chromehttp://www.google.com/chrome/
Mozilla Firefoxhttps://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
Apple Safarihttps://www.apple.com/safari/
Opera Software's Operahttp://www.opera.com/

We highly recommend all of the browsers above. My favorite happens to be a tie between Chrome and Firefox.

Now you might ask. Why wouldn't we support Internet Explorer? Well, it tends to require a lot of extra attention that we just didn't have the time to build for. And since it is being put out to pasture we just felt our time was better spent supporting other more modern browsers.We may add some support in the future but right now it is best if you use one of the above browsers. 

Just remember you don't have to uninstall your old IE browser. You can have an extra browser on your system any time. It sometimes helps because some sites just won't work with certain browsers.

If you have any questions or would like to offer us some advice :) just drop us a line. Thanks guys. Happy 4th of July! 


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