New Payment option coming!

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As you know, unlike the “old” There, we no long process credit cards ourselves, but instead use PayPal as our payment processor. We do this because by accepting, or “vaulting”, credit cards, we need to be what’s known as “PCI Compliant“.

Not only did this take considerable manpower, it was also expensive, as we had to pay external organizations to “verify” that we were PCI compliant.

Given all the expense and hassle, it made much more sense for us to use a payment processor like PayPal to handle credit cards for us. Among other things, PayPal (at the time) was one of the few processors who handled subscriptions, and is the only processor which handles micropayments.

Though most people can handle PayPal just fine (after all, they do serve millions of customers quite successfully), some people either can’t use PayPal, or, for their own reasons, don’t want to.

Today, we’re happy to announce that we’ll soon be adding Stripe as a payment option for subscriptions and Therebucks purchases.

(We won’t be supporting Stripe for “Real Money Purchases” of developer items. The reason for this is that Stripe doesn’t support “micropayments” – charging a much smaller fee for small purchases than they normally would. We could use Stripe for this, but their fees (which are typical for the industry) would eat up almost all of the purchase price).

We hope you’re as excited about this as we are, and will be letting you know as we get closer to release.

Thanks!

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  1. #1 by Daniel Rechia on 2014.09.04 - 4:15 pm

    That’s just great.
    I tried paying through paypal but i couldn’t do it, don’t know why. don’t know if it’s because i’m not from the us, but actually that doesn’t make much sense lol
    Maybe another payment option its viable to me.

  2. #2 by Diane Corliss on 2014.08.04 - 10:23 am

    Great news. Many are hoping for a new way to play. Let’s just hope this satisfies .

  3. #3 by Rick. on 2014.07.26 - 11:06 pm

    Make a paysafe card option , im 21 and i never used a credit card in my life, thats the way i paid for therebucks and stuff, if someone uses that feature and you find out theyre underage , just ban them repeatedly theyl learn.

  4. #4 by Stone1 on 2014.07.25 - 3:40 am

    Have non-active avatars/accounts been cancelled/deleted? Haven’t been back in There.com since a free weekend months ago. Would i still be able to ‘purchase’ and log in and have my items in my inventory?

  5. #5 by BaphNagi on 2014.07.24 - 2:20 pm

    um, Please define “UGC”

    • #6 by Daniel Chesterfield on 2014.08.26 - 3:24 pm

      Ultimate Game Card.

  6. #8 by _Taz on 2014.07.24 - 12:58 pm

    Awesome

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