Technology continues to improve at an ever-increasing rate and by and large, it has made our lives better and easier. Take the Internet for instance. Thanks to its amazing power you can now buy almost anything from the comfort of your home. From books, clothes, computers and even basic essentials such as bread and milk can get delivered to your doorstep all at the click of a few buttons. Another great thing about the Internet is that selling on it is not limited to shops or businesses. Anyone can now sell anything via the many available platforms such as Facebook and classifieds sites like Gumtree and OLX. Unfortunately, because there are no limits to who can buy and sell online, it has created an opportunity for dishonest people to scam others out of their hard-earned money and belongings.
Let’s say you see an advert for a pair of beautiful shoes on Facebook or Gumtree. You contact the seller about the shoes and you both come to an agreement about the price, delivery etc. The transaction is a little easier to complete when both you and the seller live in the same town. But what happens when you live in different towns? One of you has to take a risk: either you pay for the shoes before you receive them or the seller has to send the shoes before you’ve paid for them. And this is where more of the danger with buying and selling online lies. Someone has to take the first leap in the hopes that either the product (the shoes) will arrive and will be to their satisfaction or that the payment will actually be made and made in full. But what happens when you’re not satisfied with you shoes or you haven’t been paid and now the person has stopped taking your calls or the number has now been disconnected? I’m sure you can think of many times that you or someone you know has been ripped off and it has left you a little weary to trust anymore of these ads. What if there was a way that you could ensure that both the buyer and the seller are able to transact in a way that equally protect both of them?
Thanks to Paysho, there now is such a way.
Paysho is an online platform that provides financial protection for both buyers and sellers by safeguarding the funds until both parties are completely satisfied with their transaction. Paysho not only safeguards your money when buying or selling goods but also for services. This means that you can use them for that lovely pair of shoes you are looking to buy and also for those gorgeous cupboards you are having installed in your kitchen.
So how does Paysho protect you? In summary, Paysho works as follows:
- Step 1: The buyer and seller agree the terms of the transaction
- Step 2: The buyer pays the purchase price to Paysho for safeguarding
- Step 3: The seller delivers the goods or services to the buyer
- Step 4: The buyer receives and approves the goods or services
- Step 5: Paysho releases the funds to the seller
This means that the funds are safely in the care of Paysho until both the buyer and seller are happy with the conditions of their contract and only when both parties are satisfied will Paysho release the funds it was safeguarding.
You can visit Paysho on their website www.paysho.co.za where you can create a profile today and the next time you want to buy or sell a good or service, you only need to refer the person to Paysho and proceed from there. The pleasure of using a service like Paysho is not only the peace of mind you have that you haven’t lost anything but also in knowing that the other person on the other side of the screen is as serious about your transaction as you are because there are certain requirements that must first be met before you can transact. With all the great things that technology has been able to give us, it still hasn’t figured out a way to judge the character of the person you are interacting with on the other side of the screen. Through Paysho, you have a platform that you can trust that allows you to buy and sell your goods and services without any stress that you may be cheated in some way.
People are being scammed every day. You may have been scammed or maybe you know someone who has. This is why Paysho was created, to help solve this problem. They have been helping people buy and sell their goods and services for the last year and they now have over 500 regular users of their services. Their website not only explains the process but has answers to some of the questions you might be asking. The next time your friend, sibling, parent wants to buy or sell anything online (and offline), don’t forget to tell them about Paysho-they’ll thank you for it. You can also follow Paysho on Instagram at paysho.co.za
Written By: Sisanda Mrubata