I. LOVE. THE. HOLIDAY. SEASON. It’s why I’ve continued many traditions from family habits and yearly Kris Kringle exchanges with friends and most importantly here on FASHIONIGHTS; my annual #FXMAS 12 Days of Christmas; which many of you have so graciously participated in and from what I gather enjoy in it as much as I LOVE to put together. Honestly, I can never thank you all enough for the continued support. It’s coming very soon and FYI it’s going to be the BIGGEST YEAR YET (Hint: Tropical Destination)!!
But I digress, with the joy of the holiday season making its way into our already busy lives comprised of work, meetings, errands, feeding children, walking the dog– and that’s just a Monday! Tag on holiday reunions, dinners, drinks & travel times with added pressures of rangling people to decide on schedules, who and where are we hosting & you still have to buy gifts?! Being married now, I never realized how hectic the holidays can be. But there are those saving grace moments, little things (or big things) that make all the difference thanks to technologies at out fingertips.
Enter PayPal an online shopper’s dream! A simple, secure and trusted payment method I’ve personally used for years! Shopping online with PayPal makes it easy to prepare for the holidays thanks to its effortless online and mobile checkout experience, Return Shipping on Us, Purchase Protection and of course the sheer breadth of merchants that accept PayPal.
Recently, PayPal toasted the upcoming season (personally kicking off the holiday season for Daniel and I) with an intimate holiday dinner with fellow bloggers at Pray Tell Bar where we guests used PayPal to participate in a Secret Santa gift exchange! Although familiar with a couple of the bloggers like our sweet Gracie Carroll & Jay Strut, I had to shop for Jonathan Cavaliere, whom I was not too familiar with and was, to be honest, kinda freaking out because I knew NOTHING of this guy asides what I saw throughout social. So I did some mild research, creeped his pages and went to work – what I do for a living – SHOP! With more 13 million online retailers and sellers, I had my work cut out for me but as I mentioned; being a PayPal user I had an advantage to some star retailers I’ve shopped at. As many of you know I’m an advocate to #WearCanadian and any chance I can support local and homegrown talents, I’ll jump at the chance. So I made my way onto TheChicCanuck.ca and copped a few Home + Living pieces from the made-in-Canada-only e-store.
Why I keep going back to PayPal besides the immediate convenience is the peace of mind when checking out. I don’t need to input card numbers, worry about my bank info getting hacked nor sold to third parties. Here are specific key benefits when using PayPal:
1. One Touch Speed through checkout – even on the go!
Spend less time paying and more time playing. This holiday season, skip the hectic, over crowded mall and shop online instead. PayPal’s One Touch checkout allows you to check out faster as you shop across millions of online retailers without having to type usernames, passwords, or 16-digit credit card numbers over and over, making it super simple to shop from your mobile phone or any connected device. Gone are the days of pulling out your credit card while shopping from your couch, in a cab, or even at dinner!
2. Return Shipping on Us Shop with less stress
Purchased something that doesn’t fit, wasn’t what you expected or simply changed your mind? NBD. PayPal’s newly launched Return Shipping on Us service now foots the bill for return shipping costs on eligible items.
• You are covered for up to 10 returns on eligible online purchases, and up to $30 per claim.
• Registration is required: www.paypal.ca/returns
• 86% of Canadians said free return shipping services would make them more likely to shop online
• 27% of Canadians have had to pay for shipping back items in the past year with the majority
saying it cost more than $10 each time.
• 40% of Canadians worry about ordering the wrong item online and not being able to return it.
3. Purchase Protection Ensures you get what you paid for
Shop with confidence. If something goes wrong with an eligible transaction, PayPal’s Purchase Protection has you covered. Get a full refund if an eligible order is significantly not as described, or doesn’t arrive at your doorstep.
4. Shop everywhere from anywhere
PayPal connects you to more than 13 million online retailers and sellers, from local artisans to big retailers all around the world so you can find one-of-a-kind gifts all while staying cosy on your couch on any connected device.
A special shout out goes to the PayPal team for having Daniel and I at this wonderful holiday feast and of course the entire staff at Pray Tell for the unbelievably exquisite, welcoming and outstanding experience in your space. Daniel and I live fairly close and I work within that neighbourhood so be sure to see us again!