AlertPay out of business in USA?

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Hello,

Does anyone know if Alert Pay has gone out of business in USA? I sent verification docs and still nothing. Been 1.5 weeks. Now they have message that they can't wire to US Banks. Not sounding good.


Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    If you are trying to withdraw funds from your account, the only option for the U.S. now is by check. I have never had a problem with that, and getting funds within about 10 days. Their headquarters is in Canada.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Killian
    I've seen so many people mention them, thought they would have had a better option for US users. Don't see why people saying they were just as good or better than PP.
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  • Profile picture of the author DSTeam
    There are a few other PP alternatives besides AlertPay, two of them being 2checkout and Plimus (they both accept PP as a payment method besides cc).
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by onegoodman View Post

      I respectfully disagree.

      AlertPay is a good alternative, maybe with some more attention in U.S. they can be as good as PayPal (I wouldn't say they are equal to PayPal not at the moment). This is beside, they earned a good publicity and trust worldwide


      If they had a robust API like PayPal does, I'd give AlertPay more credit.

      But my comment was to those that say that AlertPay is better than PayPal.
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      • Profile picture of the author cashtree
        Originally Posted by tpw View Post

        If they had a robust API like PayPal does, I'd give AlertPay more credit.

        But my comment was to those that say that AlertPay is better than PayPal.
        They do have an API https://www.alertpay.com/en/developers.aspx
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        • Profile picture of the author tpw
          Originally Posted by cashtree View Post


          I will have to take a look at that. This is a new development for them, since I last went to their site.

          Thank you for the link.
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          • Profile picture of the author cashtree
            Originally Posted by tpw View Post

            I will have to take a look at that. This is a new development for them, since I last went to their site.

            Thank you for the link.
            No problem, am happy to help, if/when you do test it out, feel free to post about it, I may utilize it myself, as i've had enough of paypal exclusivity.
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  • Profile picture of the author socialbacklinks
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    You may not like them. But PayPal is the best (in my opinion)
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Killian
    I hope no one thought I was knocking AlertPay, didn't mean it that way. I just remembering reading what others said about them not long ago and it sounded like they were on par with PP. Maybe they do have a great system, but it's hard to beat PP's almost instant access to funds.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Ron Killian View Post

      I just remembering reading what others said about them not long ago and it sounded like they were on par with PP.
      They did seem to be, a year ago, Ron.

      I found their service preferable to PayPal's in all respects (except that more people had heard of PayPal).

      Clearly, that's no longer true now. A credit-card processor that can't accept credit-card payments is of very limited value indeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author aaaa33030
    Alertpay is also not accepting Visa and Mastercards at the moment. That is bad for business
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  • Profile picture of the author kindsvater
    AlertPay is largely out of business. If you have any money with them you should either move it (if you can) or consider it lost.

    There were some threads last year about AlertPay. First, they started to restrict your ability to withdraw money by various means. Only "temporary" of course. More like permanent restrictions imposed by financial institutions.

    AlertPay had the most ludicrous blog post proclaiming how good it was you could not get your money - because as more and more was locked up you would get a 'bigger' payment if someday the funds were released.

    Now they cannot accept Mastercard or Visa. Another "temporary" restriction that is not so temporary.

    IMHO, if you have money in AlertPay and can get it out, you are a fool for not doing so.

    I don't know if it is a fraud issue as AP became the destination for those kicked out of PayPal, a management problem, an asset/security question, etc. But it is a little hard to offer online ecommerce services if you cannot accept Mastercard and Visa, and if you are prohibited from online transactions letting users withdraw their money.

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    • Profile picture of the author Ron Killian
      Originally Posted by kindsvater View Post

      AlertPay is largely out of business. If you have any money with them you should either move it (if you can) or consider it lost.

      There were some threads last year about AlertPay. First, they started to restrict your ability to withdraw money by various means. Only "temporary" of course. More like permanent restrictions imposed by financial institutions.

      AlertPay had the most ludicrous blog post proclaiming how good it was you could not get your money - because as more and more was locked up you would get a 'bigger' payment if someday the funds were released.

      Now they cannot accept Mastercard or Visa. Another "temporary" restriction that is not so temporary.

      IMHO, if you have money in AlertPay and can get it out, you are a fool for not doing so.

      I don't know if it is a fraud issue as AP became the destination for those kicked out of PayPal, a management problem, an asset/security question, etc. But it is a little hard to offer online ecommerce services if you cannot accept Mastercard and Visa, and if you are prohibited from online transactions letting users withdraw their money.

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      Oddly, rings the same as the last year or two of ePassporte. Think I still have their atm card around, guess a part of history now.
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      • Profile picture of the author Claire Koch
        i can think of a lot of things that were and now are not things stop working on the net often

        Originally Posted by Ron Killian View Post

        Oddly, rings the same as the last year or two of ePassporte. Think I still have their atm card around, guess a part of history now.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrclean78
    It's a shame that alertpay went downhill. They were actually starting to look like a viable paypal alternative.

    Oh well, back my authorize.net gateway and shopping cart system

    Never again Paypal, never again.
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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    Uh oh!!! Several of my affiliate programs pay me commissions only through AlertPay.
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