When operating an online business, it is important to consider what payment methods you'll be accepting from customers. It is crucial that you go above and beyond with how many payment methods that you'll accept. It is highly suggested that, depending on your niche, you choose PayPal as the default option as a payment method - PayPal is used by a high percentage of Internet users and making/receiving payments with/through PayPal is a breeze. Keep the user in mind and you'll be able to generate more sales. Consider accepting both checks and money orders for those less tech-savvy users that are afraid of sharing their financial information over the Internet. Keep the payment methods that you accept diverse to ensure the maximum number of sales, and thus profit, that your online business can accumulate.