GunTab is escrow
Buyers and sellers are never safe from fraud unless they're using escrow.
It's hard for strangers to do business on the internet. How does a buyer know a seller will ship after payment? How does a seller know a payment is valid and irreversible? There are lots of different scams out there. You need to protect yourself.
Strangers can do business safely when a trusted third party holds the buyer's payment until the shipment arrives. This is an old practice called escrow. It eliminates the risk for both buyers and sellers.
CNET gives warning: "Despite the rise in online auction fraud, few users are taking advantage of escrow services, the one sure-fire way to protect themselves."
Better than any alternative
All the payment platforms like Venmo and PayPal prohibit firearm and ammo transactions. But even if they didn't, GunTab would be the better choice. Payment platforms don't protect the buyer from fraud, or protect the seller from chargebacks. GunTab does both.
GunTab is also better than any marketplace "protection policy". Those policies generally offer limited protection, and rarely pay out. For example, check out this side-by-side comparison of two GunBroker scams. One guy relied on the GunBroker buyer protection policy and lost his entire payment. The other guy relied on GunTab and got all his money back.
With escrow, sometimes funds take longer to be transferred than with a payment platform. In exchange, funds are fully protected. Would you be willing to trade a day or two of delay, to be certain your money is safe? Most people say yes.
A GunTab user explains: "Buyers want to buy with confidence, but no matter what you do, person-to-person sales over the internet are questionable. Sellers have the same problems. ... I wasn't sure about buying over the internet from an unknown person. ... I will be using an escrow from now on. If the buyer won't work with me through escrow, no sale."
GunTab offers the only safe payments for guns and ammo.