What Are Your Paypal Alternatives?

Discussion in Payment Methods started by NickJonathan98 • May 7, 2016.

  1. NickJonathan98

    NickJonathan98Member

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    Hello!

    Today I wanted to open a discussion about Paypal alternatives.
    If you are a store owner or just a buyer then please do share the alternatives to PayPal that you use.

    I personally use Stripe and 2checkout as alternatives to PayPal. However, there was a time that I used to use AlertPay which is now known as Payza. Payza is not as famous as PayPal but it's very similar to it.

    So, what PayPal alternative do you use?
     
  2. tgthewriter1

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    I know a website called Dwolla. It is like Paypal but not well know. I know it can be used with a website called Cashcrate. Cashcrate is a survey website that actually works. I don’t use it anymore because I have found better things to do online for money. In any event, Dwolla is a good alternative to Paypal. Bitcoins are also a good alternative to Paypal.


     
  3. Vinaya

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    Some of the paypal alternatives that I use are:
    Payza: similar to paypal but not many buyer/seller use payza as payment method.
    Bitcoin: Bitcoin is growing popular, however, it is still not well accepted payment method.
    Neteller: I began using Neteller recently. It is good in a sense that it gives you virtual prepaid card which can be used everywhere.
     
  4. artyarson

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    PayPal is so widespread, so it's the main advantage. However, I don't consider it as the best and most convenient service. Now I'm making some research on BitCoins. The idea seems to be very interesting. However, I'm not sure about the security part. So, I'm still using PayPal and, probably, will be doing so.
     
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    I am a big fan of PayPal, so many companies pay me through it, but there are a couple of sites that don't use it so I had to open a MoneyBooker's site to accommodate those two companies. I'm not a big fan of MoneyBooker's because they charge me a fee for receiving the money and then another fee for transferring it to my bank!
     
  6. davos

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    I also use Neteller. Neteller works in the form of a private e-wallet service which is also called e-money service. It is owned and managed by a British company called Optimal Payments Plc. It is widely used for the transfer of funds to and from the providers of services and goods including online casinos as well (compared to Paypal which has restrictive policies towards gambling). Neteller casinos are quite popular these days because of the popularity of Neteller among gamers. It would not be incorrect to say that Neteller is one of the most well-known e-wallet services throughout the industry.
     
  7. CarlosTL

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    2checkout and stripe are really solid alternatives. There is also skrill (Neteller), payoneer, Netspend, Dwolla (US only) and a Russian service called Webmoney.

    Both stripe and 2checkout are really promising. Paypal fees are just too much honestly, and their customer service is horrible and terrible security, interface change every two months. Not a company that gives you the impression it cares about its customers. Always beware of not leaving any significant amount of money in Paypal they can freeze it or cancel it at a whim.
     
  8. Robilas

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    Personally I mostly use Bitcoin as an alternative to PayPal. Paypal is by far the most popular and common payment method, but it has two downsides: the fees are really high and it doesn't really protect the seller, since for solving disputes Paypal usually sides with the buyer when in doubt.
    On the other hand BitCoin is safer for the seller, but it's not as widely accepted as PayPal. On top of that, you need to keep an eye on the value of bitcoins and many casual buyers don't like this aspect. I hope that it will become more popular in the future as it's a great alternative to PayPal.
    Neteller and Payza are also solid choices, but I never got a chance to use them since they aren't popular.
     
  9. NickJonathan98

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    The only 2 alternatives I currently have are: Paysafe Card or simply check-out via credit/debit card (e.g. 2Checkout or Shopify Payments or any other payment processor they use).

    Luckily, almost 95% of all stores I shop online accept PayPal and that's a blessing for me since PayPal allows me to easily do all those transactions with security and safety.

    Rarely, I might use Stripe payment processor with my credit/debit card.
     
  10. Denis Hard

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    As yet Bitcoins aren't close to being a viable Paypal alternative because most major stores don't accept them. Good thing though is a few do and as the transactions fees are so low, if you buy stuff from these stores you are better off paying for your purchases with bitcoin. I do hope though that more stores will be accepting bitcoins in future.
     
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    There are alternatives such as Payza, Alert Pay, and Payoneer. of all the sites, Paypal is deemed to be the most secure. I am living outside the United States and the problem with Paypal is that I won't be able to withdraw funds below US 150 and it would take almost 2 weeks for the transfer to be made to my bank. Payoneer is not widely used but the advantage here is that you are sent a card on which any amount earned is loaded onto and you may with withdraw at an ATM in your country.
     
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    For me its Payza. I have not used any other site. I have been using Payza along with Paypal and so if it closes or anything happens then I can easily switch to Payza. Its a good site. I have not withdrawn anything from it as yet but have received and paid from it.
     
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    I've used PayPal for the longest time and never had any problems with it, always prompt to respond to my cases and their customer support is exquisite. That being said, PayPal is not available everywhere in the world and a friend of mine from a third world country told me that the site is not available for him. After searching around the internet I found Skrill and Payoneer to be the second and third-best alternatives respectively.
    Skrill is probably the second-best payment processor online, their support is good and they are always prompt with the payments.
     
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    I heard about Payza but not aware that formerly it was AlertPay. I thought they're different. Anyway, my primary payment method is actually Paypal, well most of us. I also have some alternative if you've heard of PayMaya. I believe it's also the same as Paypal however you can purchase a real card so you can be able to withdraw funds from it which is actually good because it also serves as a Credit Card and Debit Card at once
     
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    Ever since, PayPal has been the best payment method out there because it's accepted with most online PoS. Aside from this, one can also use their credit cards. I own both a Bank CC and a reloadable Prepaid CC both of which I use for buying almost everything because they accumulate points. Other than this I use Bitcoin via Coins.ph. I also have Ethereum but a very few PoS use it, most company prefer Bitcoin since Altcoins are not so popular.
     
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    In my country, the best alternative to Paypal is Skrill formerly Moneybookers. However, I have not signed up with any other site due to the fact that most websites support Paypal as their primary payment mode. This coupled with the fact that Paypal has been around for quite some time has given it an edge and most people have signed up with it. We previously used to access our Paypal cash through agents who charge a hefty commission but the Paypal has recently linked up with one of the local banks to effect payments. I am also considering signing up with Payza which has a prescence in my country.
     
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    I have been using PayPal since the beginning of my online transactions. So far, there has been no problem so as to think of an alternative. Though I have accounts with Payza and Square but I rarely use them. PayPal is the most widely accepted payment processor. Most of the sites and businesses are in network with PayPal. However there are a few sites which works only with Payza. Those are the only cases I use it as a payment processor.
     
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    I have heard about a handful of money processor like the Payza, the Payoneer, the BitCoin or what not. However, I have not dared to use them for I am satisfied with my present money processor, the PayPal.
     
  19. James-M

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    This all depends upon your location - and, in particular, where you have legal entities. We have built a global payment gateway that allows us to support merchants from almost any country. Depending on your location, we may also be able to support a less expensive model for processing.
    that said - you will find that any cross-border transactions carry a higher transaction fee. The only real way to avoid these fees is to try to process 'locally' wherever you can. As you might imagine, selling internationally introduces cross-border fees, F/X fees, etc.. that can add up.
     
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    Since it's so well known, there are a considerable measure of principles and controls that may block a couple people from effectively finishing an exchange. On the off chance that you find that PayPal isn't generally a decent buddy to you, this post will give you a couple of options, finish with correlations of components, contrasts and included administrations they can give.

    MoneyBookers (as of now otherwise called Skrill) permits you to send and get cash to different clients. It works with other web based keeping money benefits in specific nations and for all different nations, you can send and get cash with a charge or Visa. Every nation is likewise charged distinctively when sending and pulling back assets from MoneyBookers.

    Paymate is an extraordinary route for venders situated in Australia and New Zealand to get cash from universal purchasers from numerous nations.

    Payza gives you a chance to send and get cash. You can add assets to your Payza account by means of bank exchange or Visa, send cash to different clients, and even demand cash through solicitations.