Paypal Vs Alert Pay...Need Help

by aminur
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Dear Warriors,

I need some help. Few months back my paypal account got shut down due to some stupid reason. As we know paypal do not tell us why they shut down your account. I had few refunds and boom my account gone.

any ways now i came across alert pay. I don't know much about Alert pay. I need to know how different are they comparing to Paypal on receiving money. I want to run paid wso and need a strong replacement for paypal.

what would you suggest for me. Early Thanks
#alert #payneed #paypal
  • Profile picture of the author payment proof
    Alert Pay is a legitimate payment service. But it's not as widely used as PayPal. In my opinion, there really isn't a payment processor at this time that can truly replace PayPal because so many people use PayPal.
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    • Profile picture of the author netnutmike
      I have accounts at both and have used both.

      Here is the problem you are going to run into. Just about everyone has a paypal account now but the group of people with alertpay is much smaller.

      Not that it is an inferior service, just that paypal is very popular.

      I am not certain, but I think most of the WSO tools that are out there only support paypal.

      Just like paypal, you can pay with a credit card through alertpay though.

      You could look at some of the other aggregator services like 1shoppingcart, etc. so you can still take paypal too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    I agree with Mike, Alertpay is good but it's much smaller and there are lots of people that just don't use it. I used it for a while and my sales dropped quite a bit.

    I now use 2checkout because my customers can still pay with Paypal but it doesn't go directly through my own Paypal account so there is no worry about Paypal closing your account.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary McCaffrey
    I use AlertPay and like them. They're a great alternative but not really a strong competitor to PayPal. I just had PaySpree upgraded to allow members to accept more payments processors including AlertPay.

    With PayPal seemingly becoming trigger happy on many accounts, I can see AP growing in popularity, but I don't think they ever intended to be a true PP competitor.
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  • Profile picture of the author aminur
    i have been using paypal since 2008 and done thousands of transaction and they didn't even bother telling me why they took such action. I heard 1shoppingcart takes huge chunk from the transaction . Paypal takes 4%.

    Sheryl could you please tell me bit more about 2 checkout. Some information about the user interface. Is it easy to use. Do you know how much cut they take from the Transaction.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author AngryBird141
    Paypal has the widest market base right now and alert pay or even the others aren't even close. Maybe you should try to open another paypal account.
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  • Profile picture of the author aminur
    i would open another 1 but they said not to open another account. so i need to get new card and use different address. i do not want to take risk of receiving payments and my account being frozen with all the money. Not a good idea.
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    • Profile picture of the author baokhau
      Originally Posted by aminur View Post

      i would open another 1 but they said not to open another account. so i need to get new card and use different address. i do not want to take risk of receiving payments and my account being frozen with all the money. Not a good idea.
      You can open another paypal account with your name but its type must be different from the previous one.
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      • Profile picture of the author aminur
        Originally Posted by baokhau View Post

        You can open another paypal account with your name but its type must be different from the previous one.
        i had business account with them last time. i believe on the personal account they limit how much you can receive every year.
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        • Profile picture of the author MarkusD
          I've been using Clickbank, Paypal And MoneyBookers and I'm actually quite fond of moneybookers more so than the other two.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    I have and use both. AlertPay is just as easy to use as PayPal in my opinion. Now, when I get orders, I offer them AlertPay first and PayPal second, letting them know that AlertPay is my preferred method of receiving payment. About 40% pay through AlertPay. I assume the rest are paying from a PayPal balance.
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  • Profile picture of the author aminur
    i see. i believe there are many options to choose from. Clickbank aswell but i think i need product approval etc with clickbank. This may eat up my time. Never used clickbank before for product launch.
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    • Profile picture of the author Pixel Minisite
      Originally Posted by aminur View Post

      i see. i believe there are many options to choose from. Clickbank aswell but i think i need product approval etc with clickbank. This may eat up my time. Never used clickbank before for product launch.
      why don't you try 2checkout, they can accept paypal payments for you
      they are aesy to use but you need to get approved first

      about alertpay, I've used them and I think they are as good as paypal but still not very widely used..

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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    If you can't use Paypal, try 2checkout. If you look, there are coupons to cover the application fee and you can accept Paypal through 2CO.
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  • Profile picture of the author aminur
    I Think 2checkout has to be the option for now.
    Amanda- do you know how much they charge for the application and what do i need to get approved. Any specific information required?
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    • Profile picture of the author aminur
      Originally Posted by O0o0O View Post

      Alert Pay and Moneybookers have relatively good reputations. You may also try Google Checkout.
      i am not sure if WF accepts moneybooker payments!
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  • Profile picture of the author aminur
    in my eyes i only see "2checkout" who accepts creditcard and paypal payments. Google dont seem to accept paypal payments. Does any body know how much 2 checkout charge on transactions?
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    2Checkout has a joining fee of around $50 - a one time fee.

    Then their percentage per transaction is a bit higher than Paypal at 5.5% + $0.45 per transaction.

    I price my items accordingly for the extra fee when I changed to 2CO. Even though there is that initial joining fee, it has been well worth it in my experience.

    They are very easy to use and the customer support is quite good too. I highly recommend 2checkout.
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    • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
      Originally Posted by Sheryl Polomka View Post

      2Checkout has a joining fee of around $50 - a one time fee.

      Then their percentage per transaction is a bit higher than Paypal at 5.5% + $0.45 per transaction.

      I price my items accordingly for the extra fee when I changed to 2CO. Even though there is that initial joining fee, it has been well worth it in my experience.

      They are very easy to use and the customer support is quite good too. I highly recommend 2checkout.
      WHB3WPFA or xcart2co11 should waive that fee.
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  • Profile picture of the author situ08
    Alertpay is better than paypal as it is accepting payments from ptc sites as well. Alertpay is new and legit. Soon it will overcome paypal. Paypal is no longer good for many countries as they have created many restrictions nowadays
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  • Profile picture of the author rich8169
    Recently, I've published a post on the comparison between Paypal, Alertpay and moneybookers, hope it provide some helps:

    IM Foundation: Online Payment Processing Providers : Paypal vs AlertPay vs Moneybookers

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author davejug1
    Alertpay is good but it won't overtake Paypal due to their Ebay connection.

    I agree with some here that 2CO would be best. Good for those with and without Paypal accounts.
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  • Profile picture of the author bjsk2020
    I use alertpay as it has check withdrawal option!
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    • Profile picture of the author Malimba
      Hi,

      I have used Paypal for over 8(eight) years now and really love it.
      But with our new "internet money making system" they only allowed us to use Alertpay.com which was kind of bad at the begining. first they removed the "paid by Check" for Norway and then the "credit card" option was gone. Now it`s only "Bank Transfer" left, and this is working very well. It takes max 5 days from I transfer to I get the money into my private bank account which is good.
      I usually transfer around 1500-2000 USD each week from goodleadz.com to alertpay and then to my bank account.
      The only thing with alertpay that is bad is that they have only a certain amount of credit cards you can add to your alertpay account which is really bad. And the verification for transfer more money is really complicated. But all in all, Alertpay.com works fine for our purpose.
      (PS: Their customer service is slow, and their answer is rubish ).
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  • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
    Since you are from the UK you can try the services of Moneybookers. They are very good indeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author dreambowls
    You can open another paypal account with your name.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wisden Writers
    2CO will be the perfect option for you as you have issues with PP but I would like to inform you people pay with Payment with more comfort and sometimes they skip if there is no Paypal Option.
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  • Profile picture of the author fastimmy
    Alertpay is a great service but paypal is unrivaled in the online payment world
    you can however get back on paypal i had a similar problem and used a different email account and it works fine for me PayPal is all about the money
    and the fastest way back in is to add multiple payment options i hope this was helpful
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    Alterpay is a good service but it cannot replace paypal. You can use alertpay as an alternative until you get your paypal back. Did you ask the paypal people why they closed your account?
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  • Profile picture of the author aminur
    i tried to open brand new paypal account but some how it recognized my old account number from the previous account. strange that is. got brand new card which is fine.

    looks like i need to open fresh bank account to get paypal back.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicolas simpson
    Its the first i've ever heard about that payment service so i would definitely recommend paypal however i am not saying that alert pay is not good. Paypal is so popular you can get payments from so many different places to your paypal account. I got an account suspended once also with them because of a very stupid reason. which was because i changed my account to a business one however i could not send all the info they requested. With that account suspended i created another one which they had no problem with.

    With that said i understand what you mean, but the fact is there isn't really any alternatives.

    Best regards
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  • Profile picture of the author JCorp
    I use paypal, but I also use Authorize.net. They're good, check em' out...
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  • Profile picture of the author RobKonrad
    When doing some research on this I read that with 2checkout you are limited to one domain per vendor account?

    I think this is a killer for anyone with multiple domains...

    Does anyone using 2checkout know more about this?
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  • Profile picture of the author jpratama
    Why don't you just made another paypal account ? I know some people that have several paypal accounts. But you have to know the game because paypal rule is very strict.
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  • Profile picture of the author ekxstores
    Alert Pay is having difficulties at the moment. Processing credit cards and bank account transaction processing are suspended. Only way to deposit is mail them a check.

    Hopefully will be resolved soon
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  • Profile picture of the author Dann Vicker
    There are a number of alternatives to paypal. You could try 2co.com, they also accept paypal payments for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rogbog
    Trying signing up for Paypal again using a different email account. Even better, trying signup for two Paypal accounts if you think you might be cancelled again. Payapl is the best! Just hang in there...
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