Question on Credit Card payments

  1. I have a question to you eBay selling experts -

    If you are accepting a credit card payment but NOT through PayPal, but through another payment gateway, and the buyer requests you to ship to an address that is different from their CC billing address, is this safe for the seller?

    And if not, how is it possible that you can order stuff online at online stores (, etc) and have a different section for shipping and billing addresses?

    Any advice/counsel would be greatly appreciated!
  2. I think it depends on whether you trust the buyer or not.

    I have shipped to other addresses, but I always send packages with signature confirmation. That way the buyer can't claim that they never received the package, and you're covered.