Epoch Adds PayPal for All Global B2C Transactions

LOS ANGELES—Internet Payment Service Provider (IPSP) Epoch has announced that clients can now accept PayPal from consumers throughout the world.

In a statement on its website, the company added, "We are pleased to announce the expansion of PayPal to our payment pages for all Epoch clients. You can now accept PayPal from consumers in the U.S., Europe and throughout the world. This exclusive offering stems from our successful pilot program operated in Europe over the past year, the results of which greatly exceeded the expectations of both PayPal and Epoch. PayPal's iconic presence on our payment pages adds strength and exceptional brand recognition, especially in regions less likely to use credit cards. It is also ideal for swift mobile purchases or for surfers who prefer more anonymity.

In a separate statement posted to GFY,  the company added, "With the end of the pilot program, now all clients in the US and the EU are eligible to accept PayPal. Additionally, consumers outside of the EU, including those in countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada, and more can now use their PayPal accounts to pay via Epoch.

No technical integration is required, according to the statement which went on to say "We have a simple opt-in process by which you may set up your account to accept PayPal. Simply go to epoch.com/paypal and accept the terms and conditions."

This news builds upon recent moves by PayPal to stay abreast of developing trends, including the announcement by PayPal in September of last year that it was going to partner with Bitcoin processors BitPay, Coinbase, GoCoin. As well, AVN reported in 2010 that the eBay-owned ecommerce platform was "once again allowing the use of its network by adult entertainment companies as a B2B payment option. C2B payments, however, have as yet not been revived by the global peer-to-peer payment platform."

Additional adult entertainment expansions ensued, including limited B2C use in Europe. As recently as May of 2014, however, PayPal was reported to be closing the accounts of porn stars "in an effort to avoid reputational and financial risk." It will be interesting to see if the pay giant softens its policies across the board. The fact that Epoch has successfully partnered with PayPal for over a year in Europe and now expanded globally is a positive sign. 

PayPal, as some may recall, was very adult-friendly before being purchased by eBay in 2002.