We prefer Paypal because it’s literally instant. When paying by check we do not start the process until the check clears. That could be as little as 5 to as much as a 15-day delay.
Using Paypal allows us to NOT have your credit card information in our system. It also shows that I am a legitimate company because Paypal is very strict. If you get too many bad reviews they take your account.
Something else to also consider with Paypal is they have a 6 month no payments at zero percent interest if money is tight.