From the second half of 2022, Krause Papierwerke stopped accepting credit card payments. The payments for orders need to be processed after the order is placed through other (free of charge and anonymous) ways listed below.
The order confirmation email you'll receive after completing your online checkout, will also instruct you what to do. If you didn't get one within seconds/minutes, check your spam folder for a message from krausepapierwerke.
After I record the payment, I will mark the order "paid" and move it into fulfilment queue.
Why the limitation:
Since 2021 the pressure on monitoring of internet content for topics related to extremism has increased significantly. Main social platforms, but also companies processing credit-card payments (PayPal, Square, Stripe, Wix, etc) have implemented automated screens of the website content, raising flags where a specific text or images are found. These sites are blocked, either automatically, or after a quick review by poorly qualified, low cost employee somewhere in the world. The measures are harsh and appeals aren't even possible. Funds are locked for the period of up to 12 months and further services are terminated with immediate effect and with little to no explanation.
As this site is swarming with swastikas and infamous names, it's nature and mission can be easily misunderstood at the first glance. Because of this I was forced to remove option of credit card payments from this website. While I realize these are the most popular and convenient ways to pay, there are other, more direct, more private and completely free of charge options!
Free of charge payment methods supported:
For US customers: Zelle bank transfers - free of charge payments supported by practically all US banks.
My "name" and "email address" are needed for the transfer. They will be mentioned during the Payment phase of the checkout and included in the order confirmation email. Zelle is immediate, completely safe and free both for you and me.
For European customers: direct & free bank transfers in GBP or EUR
You will find Krause's UK and German bank account numbers mentioned during the Payment phase of the checkout process and again in the order confirmation email you will receive after ordering.
If neither method works for you, you can still use PayPal, but only in "Friends & Family" mode. as this is not screened by the company. I included a couple of screenshots from paypal.com for those who need some guidance on how to make "friends & family" transfer.
I hope this inconvenience will not stop true history enthusiasts from using Krause Papierwerke services!
How to do PayPal "friends & family" transfer:
Login to your paypal.com account and
Select "Send" and type in krausepapierwerke.paypal@... address as in screenshot #1 below
Enter the amount due in USD ($) and your order number from order confirmation email (screenshot #2 below)
Select "For friends and family" and press Continue (screenshot #3 below)