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Old 26th May 2010, 03:48 PM   #1
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Question Payment Method For Online Businesses?

As I don't live in the US, Paypal is not a "preferred" payment method for me. In fact, I don't know much about withdrawing money from it.

Are there members here who don't reside in the US and still use Paypal as a payment method (especially to receive funds and withdraw in into your bank account)?

This issue is actually more problematic than most people think, I've encountered numerous instances where I had to reject clients because they couldn't pay any other way.

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Old 1st June 2010, 03:49 PM   #2
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PayPal is virtually an essential now.

So many people have a PayPal account but you don't even need one to pay by card. I struggle to understand why people don't offer it as part of their payments system. Even Boots and Harrods offer it.

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Old 1st June 2010, 06:31 PM   #3
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I struggle to understand why people don't offer it as part of their payments system.
Paypal imposes certain limitations for its services in some countries. Very unfortunate.

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I think that's probably just as well.

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Say whatever you like...this is a disadvantage to a good number of Paypal users too. Any barrier keeps out both the bad...and the good.

Although what baffles me would be why Moneybookers would choose to prohibit payments made by anyone from the US...Americans being the big spenders they are.

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Say whatever you like...this is a disadvantage to a good number of Paypal users too. Any barrier keeps out both the bad...and the good.
Understood - but if you owned/operated a financial services company you might not want to take risks in dodgy markets.

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Old 1st June 2010, 08:30 PM   #7
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How about google checkout?

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Old 2nd June 2010, 12:16 PM   #8
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You should also understand that we have a Patriot Act that limits banks and financial company on where and how they can transact business overseas.

It is my understanding that PayPal works in most countries and you only need an email and bank account.

Sound like this might be a good business idea for someone - a paypal for the rest of the world.

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try google checkout

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Old 5th July 2010, 08:06 PM   #10
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Try a company called Alert Pay. They are available in many countries in the world. I know a provider who sells all over the world and he tells me there are very few countries they do not service.

https://www.alertpay.com/en/Default.aspx

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