Tuesday, July 29, 2008


I was shopping online at TigerDirect last night. I bought a notebook cooler because sometimes this computer gets a little warm on my legs, especially in the summertime. In the winter I appreciate the way it keeps me warm. I also ordered a surge protector to carry with my laptop and a microphone for Cory to use with his computer.

Anyway, what I ordered isn't the point, though TigerDirect does have some nice stuff. What I was going to say is that I tried a new way to pay that I'm really excited about. It's called eBillme, and what's really neat about it is that you don't have to give your credit card information out when you're doing your online shopping, and you can pay cash instead of having to use a credit card. You just choose eBillme as your payment option, and they will send you an eBill. Then, you log in to your bank's website, go to the bill pay section and follow the instructions to add eBillme as a payee. It's really easy, and they give you step by step instructions if you need them. If you're already paying bills online, then you've probably done this before anyway. I pay all our bills online. Even the ones that don't accept electronic payments can be paid through my bank's website using the BillPay service. I love it. I never have to write a check, address an envelope, or pay for a stamp.

Back to eBillme, once you've got all the information entered, simply pay your eBillme invoice the way you would any other bill. Next time, it will be even simpler, because it will already be set up. With eBillme there are no accounts or signup required, and you never exchange your financial information with eBillme or the merchant. All purchases are covered by the eBillme Buyer Protection Plan, which includes Fraud Protection, Price Protection, a Return Guarantee, and In-Transit Protection, and it's a payment option at online merchants all over the web.

If you're one of those people who has avoided online shopping because you're afraid your credit card information might not be secure, if you'd rather pay cash for your purchases, or if you just hate filling in the same information every time you shop at a new site, then you'll want to look for the eBillme payment option from now on.

1 comment:

  1. eBillme sounds pretty cool! I will try it out next time on TigerDirect. Thanks for sharing!


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