We recommend that our buyers utilize Escrow.com as the payment method when buying their dress online. Escrow.com protects the buyer and seller during the transaction unlike other online payment methods. The buyer and seller agree on the sale and the price of the gown. Then, the parties sign an Escrow.com agreement that outlines the terms of the sale. The buyer sends the money through an approved payment method according to Escrow.com. Once the payment is confirmed, the seller sends the dress. Once the buyer has confirmed the item has been received, Escrow.com releases the money to the seller. You may pay a small fee to use Escrow.com, but they don’t take a percentage of the selling price of the dress like some other online payment methods.
There are some great online payment services that are fantastic for other types of online transactions, like Paypal, but NEVER suggest you use any of these services to buy your wedding dress online. Here’s why: Paypal doesn’t protect both sides of a transaction; the buyer must send funds before they can receive the dress. Buyer protection outside of eBay is not always the best with Paypal, especially on transactions that are over a few hundred dollars. Scammers have also been known to use fake paypal email addresses to scam sellers into thinking they are sending money through paypal, but in reality it’s a fraudulent transaction.
We NEVER recommend exchanging payment through money orders or cashier’s checks. Never send a check, money order, or cashier’s check as a payment for your dress. If a seller suggests you use one of these methods, we do not recommend that you go through with the transaction. And remember to always be aware of any online scams.
Disclaimer: All transactions on Once Wed are private. OnceWed.com is NOT responsible for any transaction between a buyer and seller. It is up to the buyer to do their own due diligence before purchasing a dress to verify the seller is reputable and honest.