Paypal alternative for Canadian to US payment?

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I have a Canadian customer who has never used Paypal before and keeps getting an error message. Is there another service I can use for her to send a payment to me?

Besides wiring money, of course.

Thanks,
Marcia Yudkin
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  • Profile picture of the author alaynaaleah
    Most of the time I use the Paypal, beside the Paypal I have been using the Skrill for a long time. You can take a glance on the site also if you want. According to me these two site is very good. Thanks for your interest.
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  • Profile picture of the author RonaldCartagena
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    Did you try skrill. It works great..
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  • Profile picture of the author yasinfaruk
    Payoneer also provides fast and secure service, you can try this. Or, if you get access Western Union in your locality, that may another good option for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by marciayudkin View Post

    I have a Canadian customer who has never used Paypal before and keeps getting an error message. Is there another service I can use for her to send a payment to me?

    Besides wiring money, of course.

    Thanks,
    Marcia Yudkin

    Take a look at Freshbooks. You can get approved for what basically amounts to a merchant account there. I think they approve anyone. No fee to signup. It's around $15 per month plus a percentage of transactions.

    You can send an invoice or schedule a recurring one, and the customer can pay by credit or debit card.
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  • Profile picture of the author islander1
    You can also try Wave. They are a free accounting service that also has an invoicing feature. The fees are the same as Paypal for domestic transactions, and cheaper for foreign transactions. I have a client in Switzerland that I have been billing with Wave -- saves me about a percent and a half on each transaction. The only downside is payment takes a couple days to hit your account, whereas Paypal is instant.
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  • Profile picture of the author latic
    Use transferwise it's cheaper than PayPal and the rest.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    I am in Canada and have sent money many times to the States with PayPal.

    Tell her to call them.

    Alternatives that work from Canada to US...payza and payoneer.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    This sounds odd. I am in Canada and have been using PayPal for years and have sent and received many transfers to and from people in the US and other countries.
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    • Profile picture of the author ep2002
      I don't think it sounds odd, she's never used Pay Pal before, & people who are computer & internet illiterate have huge issues online, especially if they are older.

      Of course she should call Pay Pal, but her account may not even be set up yet if she's never used Pay Pal before. It's not instantaneous to get an account.
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  • Profile picture of the author marciayudkin
    This sounds odd. I am in Canada and have been using PayPal for years and have sent and received many transfers to and from people in the US and other countries.
    I agree it sounds odd.

    However, in the last six months I have had three problem cases with Paypal, two just as I described and another case where the client simply never received the payment link.

    When dealing with a first-time client who is not tech savvy, I don't think it's a good idea that ask them to call for tech support, so that's why I was asking for an alternative in case this happens again.

    As it happened, the client I was asking about happily did a bank wire (which some other people are skittish about) and we are all set for now.

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    Try Stripe.
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  • Profile picture of the author Omarkenawy
    I`m from Egypt and I have received so many payments from Canadian people via PayPal, advice her to call PayPal and they will assist her to fix the error. Also you can use Payza or Skrill but they are not secured as PayPal.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    maybe you should call paypal, the problem might be on your end. Also, have you considered the invoicing system in paypal. I have used it when I had a ecommerce site for older less tech savvy customers and it worked like a charm.

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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    I also use payoner and it work great
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  • Profile picture of the author project4u
    Avoid using aggregated accounts. Switch to dedicated accounts . Also look at some echeck options. They should work.
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