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Alternative to Paypal ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by allewreK, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. allewreK

    allewreK Active Member

    Have you got an alternative to paypal, where you can receive payements easily, without getting your real name known.

    On Moneybookers, you can't hide your name easily, and when a member create an account it's taking few days before they can make the payement.

  2. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

  3. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I purchased something from a merchant that use "Wepay" this morning... it seemed rather slick.
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  4. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Western Union : you can receive payments but cannot send without an ID.
  5. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Moneybookers is skrill now.
    Playspan is a good payment gateway for communities. It offers 100+ payment methods. There is no XenForo addon though.
    Western Union Pay is a nice one as well. Its Western Unions rival for Paypal.
  6. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Chargbacks are expensive with it:
  7. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Hide your real name? Why does this feel like fraud of some kind?
    Sorry, I can only think of bit coin. Although I've never found much value in it.

    Best alternative I can think of and would be good for XenForo (@Mike)


    Accepts payments from every major credit card, debit card, pre-paid card, gift card, e-check, wire transfer, and even paypal support

    Best of all... World-wide support. Doesn't matter if your customer is in America, UK, India, Russia, Ukrainian, China, Japan, ect....
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  8. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    Possibly, but you tend to know quite a few decent alternatives to PayPal, that's all.
    Adam Howard likes this.
  9. allewreK

    allewreK Active Member

    Thanks for the reply, I'll have a look to that.

    BTW, I just want to sell under my organization name, it's not to fraud ^^
  10. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    That's something you should be able to do with most payment gateways ..... 2Checkout allows you to do this as well.
  11. allewreK

    allewreK Active Member

    Yes, but as an example, on Skrills, you need to send them some proof, and on paypal they are not asking anything if you sell under a business name.

    How is it working at 2Checkout ?
  12. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I've been a member of 2Checkout since their early days, before when you had to pay to be a member (its free now). I don't recall ever having to submit documentation.
  13. allewreK

    allewreK Active Member

    Ok thanks you very much Adam.

    It's amazing how each time I'm asking for something at XF, I always have relevant awnsers (y)(y)
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  14. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    You're very much welcome and I'm glad you're enjoying your experience with XenForo :)
  15. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I only use paypal.

    Never had any issues.
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  16. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Just LOL! 2CO is still living in the last century with their outdated payment options.
    2CO does not support a large number of popular payment methods.
    How about mobile payments? Half the net is on mobile now. They need to be able to pay with their phone credit.
    How about online bank transfer? That's the main payment method in 30 countries. 2CO doesn't support any of them.
    Debit Cards? Asides from the US ones, where are Carte Blue, Mister Cash, Postepay and vpay?
    Credit Cards? Asides from the US ones where are Carta Si, Cabal, Dankort, Euro6000, Hipercard, Italcred?
    How about the 19 major e-wallets? In various countries such e-wallets are the main online payment option.
    Gift cards & vouchers? How about 7-eleven, cashU, myCard, OneCard, Oxxo, Paysafecard, UKash?

    A good payment service provider will allow your customer to use most of the payment methods above. This will allow you to receive more payments.

    You do have to go through their acceptance process which is not easy to get through BTW. But that's the case with many PSPs.
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  17. OSS 117

    OSS 117 Well-Known Member

  18. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    Greendot.com is good too. Can even fund it at places like CVS and WalMart.
  19. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    Just an FYI - Western Union screams scam to many, basically because that's exactly what it's used for. I'd never buy from anyone using it, that's for sure.
  20. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    And how do you consider it a scam? Been around longer than any of the other money exchange services by far :D. It's actually an extremely easy way to send funds. Sure I use to see fraudulent Western Union checks often at the bank but that wasn't Western Unions Fault by any means. It's simply some scam artist reprinting fake checks with their name on it which happens to all institutions.

    If I were to send you money via Western Union, you could walk into any pick-up location and walk out with the cash in hand, literally zero fallback on you(buyer just needs to realize there's no charge-back process/refund unless the recipient agrees to send it back).
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