Pay Pal Alternatives Needed

by minns 18 replies
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I am going to be selling a book from my site site (a paperback, NOT an e-book), and my customers will need to be able to pay via credit card. I've known too many people who have had horror stories with Pay-Pal, and I'm looking for another option.

2CO was suggested, but I've seen really bad feedback about them of late. I've researched this for countless hours, and I still haven't found a great option.

I will welcome any suggestions from members here. Your experience could help me avoid some of the disasters I've read about online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by minns View Post

    2CO was suggested, but I've seen really bad feedback about them of late.
    I suspect there are very few (if any) reasonably well-known payment processors of whom that won't be true. Experiences (and reports) inevitably vary. There's some really bad feedback about Marks and Spencer, too, but they're still one of the world's best retailers.

    The great advantage of 2CO (and a few other payment processing services like them, such as maybe Fastspring?) is that your customers can pay them by PayPal without you needing to use your own PayPal account to collect the money. Not being able to offer PayPal as a payment option to customers at all may perhaps cost you a lot of sales?

    Not wanting to use your PayPal account doesn't have to be a reason not to offer PayPal as a choice for potential customers.

    Just an observation.
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  • Profile picture of the author ItWasLuck3
    • Google Wallet
    • Amazon Payments
    • MoneyBookers (Skrill)
    • Paymate
    • Payza
    • Payoneer
    • WePay

    Just some ones that came to mind. Implementation might be another story. That's the brilliance with Paypal as much as you may hate it... implementation is super easy, it's used almost everywhere, and people are generally comfortable using it despite hearing about those "horror stories" from time to time.

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author marketingva
    You might consider using the search function of the forum next time. It works beautifully and gave me many threads asking the exact same question you asked. Here is the best thread I could find for you:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ernatives.html

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    • Profile picture of the author salegurus
      Originally Posted by marketingva View Post

      You might consider using the search function of the forum next time. It works beautifully and gave me many threads asking the exact same question you asked. Here is the best thread I could find for you:

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ernatives.html

      Bonnie
      I wonder why it's so difficult to use the search function :confused:
      Maybe they should make it bigger with arrows pointing to it or something...
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffreyhuan
    2CheckOut and 1ShoppingCart are both great options for you.

    You can also choose Click2Sell.eu Complete Pan and let them handle credit card and PayPal payments for you.

    Sell Products Online with Click2Sell Affiliates
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  • Profile picture of the author TheMarketingLord
    Personally, I use Skrill, they are also great for international customers cause you can eg. get their debit card while not being a US citizen, unlike PayPal.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesmount
    Originally Posted by minns View Post

    I am going to be selling a book from my site site (a paperback, NOT an e-book), and my customers will need to be able to pay via credit card. I've known too many people who have had horror stories with Pay-Pal, and I'm looking for another option.

    2CO was suggested, but I've seen really bad feedback about them of late. I've researched this for countless hours, and I still haven't found a great option.

    I will welcome any suggestions from members here. Your experience could help me avoid some of the disasters I've read about online.
    This is really truth, that problem will be occur during the payment processing time.But this is not a big issue, because it's may be occur during network problem or may be in wrong validation. After that you want to solve or resolve these problem then you should follow ACH processing system.
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  • Profile picture of the author ViralMediaBoost
    I have used Paypal and Payza but i don't see why your doing that to be honest with you not many sites take Payza or any other money sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessiem
    Originally Posted by minns View Post

    2CO was suggested, but I've seen really bad feedback about them of late. I've researched this for countless hours, and I still haven't found a great option.

    I will welcome any suggestions from members here. Your experience could help me avoid some of the disasters I've read about online.
    I'm using Paypal over the years and I can't think of any better options aside from this list I found on Twitter.

    I think it has around 15 software/cc companies that you check out for a list of alternatives to Paypal. Just go over through it...

    Hope it helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Believe it or not when i tested Amazon Payments out on my site, my conversions went through the roof. The only problem with their HTML "buy now" button code is security. But with a good web developer you can overcome this.
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  • Profile picture of the author BGH
    I have had a good experience with WePay. Implementation was very simple and they have great customer service.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dolpet
    How about clickbank ? payloadz also..
    just check both..
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  • Profile picture of the author dsuitor
    I LOVE payoner - Its the best
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
    Let me suggest ah... PayPal. I've used them for years and have had no processing problems with them.

    Are there other, well qualified options available? Sure. I would suggest that all have had there share of issues.

    I have a BIG ISSUE with giving my personal information over the 'net. Address, City, State, Zip, --> Card Number, 3 digit number on the back of the card, expiration date all going to someone I don't know, over the Internet.

    Makes me nervous just thinking about it.

    Joe Mobley


    Originally Posted by minns View Post

    I've known too many people who have had horror stories with Pay-Pal, and I'm looking for another option.

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    I will welcome any suggestions from members here. Your experience could help me avoid some of the disasters I've read about online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Hoffmaster
    An option I recently came across is Shopify. I haven't started using it yet, but they use stripe(paypal is optional) for credit card payments. It's basically a hosting and ecommerce site that will take the payments for you so you don't actually need your own merchant account. I think they hold the money for 7 days and them it goes to your bank account.
    You can also get your own stripe account, use clickbank(higher fess though) or check with your bank to see if they have merchant accounts.
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    • Profile picture of the author Wade Watson
      The only problem about being choosy about payment processors as a seller is that it's going to cost you money-- and quite a lot, no doubt. I'd guess an easy 50% of your potential buyers will pass on purchase if you don't have a PayPal option. I'm with you in your dislike of PayPal. I've had negative experiences with them myself. But I've also used them to process over 2000 sales I probably wouldn't have had if I hadn't bitten the bullet and decided to find a way to put up with them.

      Every job or business venture I've had has involved finding a way to tolerate dealing with powerful people or entities I didn't like. I think learning to do that is the real secret to success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chosen2013
    You can also try Skrill, Payza, Stripe, but there are many more payment processing companies around.
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  • Profile picture of the author cowboyhaze
    Have you looked into Bitcoin?
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