Any Alternatives to Paypal & Skrill?? Accepting Payments

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Hi & Good day Warriors

Appreciate some input on this, I'm using both Paypal & Skrill (aka Moneybookers) for accepting online Credit Card payments

Paypal fees are ridiculously high to say the least but it is the most convenient

Skrill is slightly better

and I wouldn't wanna touch Payza

Just wondering if there are other options u guys are using that i could missing out on, thanks!!
#accepting #alternatives #payments #paypal #skrill
  • Profile picture of the author joekoffi
    Have you tried 2checkout?
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  • Profile picture of the author MonopolyOnline
    STRIPE:

    I have used PayPal and 2CheckOut.com for 12 years. Both great services.

    But if you need an alternative or need International sellers try:

    https://stripe.com/

    Here's a video for hoe to set it up via Rails:

    #288 Billing with Stripe - RailsCasts


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    • Profile picture of the author trustar14
      Originally Posted by MonopolyOnline View Post

      STRIPE:

      I have used PayPal and 2CheckOut.com for 12 years. Both great services.

      But if you need an alternative or need International sellers try:

      https://stripe.com/

      Here's a video for hoe to set it up via Rails:

      #288 Billing with Stripe - RailsCasts


      To Your Success!!! Mark
      You can use Perfect Money or Bitcoin
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  • Profile picture of the author MsHeart
    Paypal is always limiting my account, so I started to use 2checkout instead. In the long run, they are cheaper for me and seem more stable.

    And you can still accept paypal payments which is important, it is hard to sell anything if you can't accept paypal. That's why I don't use Skrill to accept credit card payments - no way to accept paypal.

    2co is an especially good option for those living outside US, UK, Canada. I recently discovered that I can withdraw 2checkout funds to my payoneer card and use right away instead of waiting for a check from 2co and paying high cash in fees.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chad Eljisr
    There are two new alternatives that are really cool and easy to setup:

    1) www.Stripe.com: This payment gateway makes it easier than ever before to accept payments online. Allows you to do recurring payments, trial offers, coupons, and unlimited subscription options.

    Plus, their fees are some of the lowest in the industry. 2.9% + 30 cents per transaction. That's lower than having your own merchant account.

    2) www.GumRoad.com: If you're looking to have your product for sale in record time with zero technical hassle, then this is for you.

    They have slightly higher fees but they literally take care of the entire process. You simply upload your product to their servers, select a price, add a description, and hit the publish button.
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    • Profile picture of the author nicheblogger75
      Originally Posted by Chad Eljisr View Post

      There are two new alternatives that are really cool and easy to setup:

      1) www.Stripe.com: This payment gateway makes it easier than ever before to accept payments online. Allows you to do recurring payments, trial offers, coupons, and unlimited subscription options.

      Plus, their fees are some of the lowest in the industry. 2.9% + 30 cents per transaction. That's lower than having your own merchant account.

      2) www.GumRoad.com: If you're looking to have your product for sale in record time with zero technical hassle, then this is for you.

      They have slightly higher fees but they literally take care of the entire process. You simply upload your product to their servers, select a price, add a description, and hit the publish button.
      I recently signed up for Stripe and from what I can see it has to work in conjunction with a shopping cart. You cannot just make a "buy now" button on your sales page and charge them with stripe. You still need a service to automate the checkout process & download delivery, etc.

      Am I wrong about this? I actually want to be wrong about this because I would love to begin using my Stripe account just not sure how to set up the "buy now" button on my sales pages.

      Could anyone elaborate a bit on what I need to do to start using Stripe to collect payment? If there is a checkout service needed to use in conjunction with them, could anyone recommend a good one that has an easy learning curve? This would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author Iconiplex
        Originally Posted by nicheblogger75 View Post

        I recently signed up for Stripe and from what I can see it has to work in conjunction with a shopping cart. You cannot just make a "buy now" button on your sales page and charge them with stripe. You still need a service to automate the checkout process & download delivery, etc.

        Am I wrong about this? I actually want to be wrong about this because I would love to begin using my Stripe account just not sure how to set up the "buy now" button on my sales pages.

        Could anyone elaborate a bit on what I need to do to start using Stripe to collect payment? If there is a checkout service needed to use in conjunction with them, could anyone recommend a good one that has an easy learning curve? This would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
        You don't need a shopping cart, but working without one will require some development skill. We can create a custom purchasing system for your site using Stripe.js so that you don't need to waste time installing an entire shopping platform and redoing your whole website.
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  • Profile picture of the author christiangrey
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    I would also recommend www.GumRoad.com.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yair Dolev
    I always recommend Perfect Money and Bitcoin, and like you've said already don't touch Payza.

    I'm using Paypal and Bitcoin and I heard Perfect Money is great also so you can try it.

    So:
    Bitcoin (Or any other cryptocurrencies)
    Perfectmoney
    And Paypal if you want to use it.

    Those are the best in my opinion.

    You can also consider Western Union and Google Wallet.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessiem
    Originally Posted by chewenhua View Post

    Just wondering if there are other options u guys are using that i could missing out on, thanks!!
    Here's a list of Paypal/Skrill alternatives that might help you find out a better option aside from those software/tool that were mentioned here.
    Comparison of Credit Card Processing Companies | Staff.com Blog
    By the way, did you already try Google Wallet?

    Hope it helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author BWHadam
    2checkout is an excellent option to receive paypal and credit card money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deji
    You could also use an app like Venmo or Google Wallet to accept payments. However for Google Wallet, you will need to get an invitation code to be able to use it. If you know someone that is already using it, simply ask them to send you a penny. Also note that it is only available to U.S residents. All the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author nixazzurri
    I've had a really bad experience with Skrill. I emailed them about my prepaid mastercard application and they generated a card and charged me nearly £10 for it!

    I found ecopayz were pretty good. I usually manage my travel spending with a prepaid card and their card is free and doesn't seem to have any annual fee. Hopeful they'll stay good!
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  • Profile picture of the author iodalg
    Amazon was also launching a payment gateway...heard good words about it! Only negative is...it's only available to US customers currently!
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  • Profile picture of the author mediamarket
    In the good old days people used to pay people face to face with real currency.
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    • Profile picture of the author edlanglais
      Check out link checkpoint. I believe it's $25 initial fee with no transaction fee or monthly fees after that. Plus they're IM friendly.m
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  • Profile picture of the author Amine Boudhief
    i bet 2Checkout is Your Best Choice ,Kind Regards .
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  • Profile picture of the author jessicah
    yes, you should definitely try 2checkout
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