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Alternative to PayPal - but can receive payement from paypal users

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by allewreK, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. allewreK

    allewreK Active Member


    Since I was under 18 when I made a paypal account, I am now banned from their.

    I would like to know a decent alternative to paypal with the following criterias :
    • I live in France - it needs to allow French people to create accounts
    • And it would be amazing if it allows to receive payements from paypal accounts
    Best regards.
  2. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    2Checkout is your answer (they also will process paypal payments)
  3. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

    When I tried to signup for that, you had to be a legitimate business.

    I've talked to their support before. They do not do personal accounts like Paypal does. So unless that has changed . . .
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  4. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    If you not a registered business or media outlet, you could technically try as as "sole proprietor" and for your company identification number, you would enter your own personal identification number.

    But I personally would recommend registering and not stick with a "sole proprietorship".
  5. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    An FYI to everyone: Reason for this is that you'll be tax'ed as exactly that; sole proprietor.
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  6. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Well there is that, but also there is the liability.

    I think that one takes a higher presidency than having to deal with the different tax bracket.
  7. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Of course. Of course... One mistake, you're liable for whatever dispute that went on.

    The tax bracket is another thing, but being taxed as a sole proprietor is a little dangerous, your Personal Identication Number is like your SSN (socials), so a better practice is to set up a company, use the EIN, and not be liable for "damages" to your customers or be taxed as individual.
  8. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    As said (though in fewer words).
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  9. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    'Kay. :D
  10. allewreK

    allewreK Active Member

    Is there any other alternative than 2Checkout ?
  11. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    There is one, but it's Indonesian based so it not suitable for you. :)
  12. vbresults

    vbresults Well-Known Member

  13. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    I had a 2Checkout account and was self-employed at the time. I don't recommend them though, they were absolute rubbish and from what I gather, are no better these days.

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