We greatly appreciate all our customers!

Since we launched back in 2010, we have used PayPal for our credit card processing, with their Website Payments Pro product.

We recently switched to using the PayPal Payments Standard buttons on our checkout pages, for four reasons:

  1. The PayPal Payments Standard buttons A/B tested better in terms of converting customers on the checkout pages.

  2. The PayPal Payments Standard buttons offered the ability to pay in local currency and have it converted to USD.

  3. When using the PayPal Payments Standard buttons, PayPal does the risk management. (When using Website Payments Pro, Leanpub is responsible.)

  4. If we only use the PayPal Payments Standard buttons, our PCI compliance process is a lot simpler than it is with Website Payments Pro.

Our assumption when switching to the PayPal Payments Standard buttons was that they would not reduce the credit card country availability, since we were using PayPal to do our credit card processing, both before and after the transition.


Now, as is clear from your case, clearly we got this wrong. We will need to rethink this, obviously. We want to support our customers in Turkey.

Currently the leading idea is to add an option to pay with a credit card using Stripe.

We will resolve this issue, and we're very sorry that it happened.

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