Amazon Payment for UK Warriors

by markv
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Hi All,

I have sold quite a few things on Amazon.com in the U.S.

I am based in the UK and want to know the cheapest method that UK Warriors have found to get the cheque cashed.

Any advice would be appreciated

Thanks
Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author stolf
    Hi there!

    Im from sweden and i have just signed up for payonner, that way you can get your amazon comission, whithout the hassle with sending cheques.

    Maybe didnt answer your question, but if you planning to make money every month from amazon US, then its a solution to get rid of the cheques.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by markv View Post

    I am based in the UK and want to know the cheapest method that UK Warriors have found to get the cheque cashed.
    The cheapest method I've used (but it's a work-up) is to have an account at a British Channel Islands bank (e.g. the St Helier, Jersey branch of any main UK bank) where they often charge almost nothing for clearing US cheques.

    But I think Payoneer, as mentioned above, might be a far more convenient solution, Mark.
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    • Profile picture of the author fin
      It's a ball ache.

      Amazon have told me they DEFINITELY do not accept Payoneer for Kindle payments, so I don't know what to think.

      I pestered them with multiple emails and each time they said no.

      Either crap customer service, or it's only the Kindle associates program that doesn't allow them.

      What a pathetic thing in this day and age for one of the biggest companies in the world not being able to do things electronically.
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  • Profile picture of the author colinph970
    If you are selling Kindle books then Amazon have recently announced payment by direct deposit for UK people!
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    • Profile picture of the author SunilTanna
      Originally Posted by colinph970 View Post

      If you are selling Kindle books then Amazon have recently announced payment by direct deposit for UK people!
      Has anybody actually received one yet for kindle amazon.com payment?

      I'm getting the uk payment okay, but still waiting for us
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      • Profile picture of the author SunilTanna
        Originally Posted by SunilTanna View Post

        Has anybody actually received one yet for kindle amazon.com payment?

        I'm getting the uk payment okay, but still waiting for us
        They sent me another message today telling me a payment's coming.

        I haven't figured it out yet, but I think that was January + December for the US Kindle sales (I was still on cheque last month, so hadn't reached the threshold for US December, which is $100 for cheques).
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    • Profile picture of the author fin
      Originally Posted by colinph970 View Post

      If you are selling Kindle books then Amazon have recently announced payment by direct deposit for UK people!
      This is amazing news. I can only assume they just changed it as soon as I posted my last reply.

      I've now changed mine to FTP.
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  • Profile picture of the author fin
    If anyone is wondering you'll start receiving FTP payments 2 months from the date you change over your payment method, so do it now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chrishurcombe
    I just bank mine as normal with a £25 service charge, to make it worth while I wait till its greater than 3k to make it viable for me. All uk banks will accept them no problem, but you are beholden to the banks transfer rate.

    To get a US bank account is difficult and expensive and you can set up an off shore account to pay into, but again a lot of hassle and most need a minimum deposit to.
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    • Profile picture of the author cooler1
      Originally Posted by Chrishurcombe View Post

      I just bank mine as normal with a £25 service charge, to make it worth while I wait till its greater than 3k to make it viable for me. All uk banks will accept them no problem, but you are beholden to the banks transfer rate.

      To get a US bank account is difficult and expensive and you can set up an off shore account to pay into, but again a lot of hassle and most need a minimum deposit to.
      Which bank charges a £25 service charge?

      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      The cheapest method I've used (but it's a work-up) is to have an account at a British Channel Islands bank (e.g. the St Helier, Jersey branch of any main UK bank) where they often charge almost nothing for clearing US cheques.


      But I think Payoneer, as mentioned above, might be a far more convenient solution, Mark.
      How long does it take to setup a British Channel Islands bank account? Did you do it online or at your bank?

      Does despositing a cheque still involve the same thing, going into your local branch or do you post it?
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    I've got a Payoneer account but there's quite a few charges. Something like $30 a year just to maintain the account; 1% fee of each payment received; when a transaction is made as a foreign transaction or is requested in a currency other than USD, charges of up to 3% apply; $3.15 fee every time you withdraw from a cash point, and even a $1.00 fee to check your balance at a cash point.

    However, worst of all - something that is a huge deal breaker as I see it - is that you can't transfer the money from your Payoneer account into your actual bank account.

    I signed up for a Citibank US Dollar Current Account and actually received a few things I'm meant to sign and send back today. I think that it's a good option, although you may want to keep in mind that if your account holds less than £2,000 then a £5 fee per month applies.

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    We'll be making an official announcement once we are closer to the launch date.
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