02-09-2013, 12:53 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Due to the recent heated threads regarding Paypal policies, I just wanted to point out that there are other money transfer options. While I am not endorsing a particular way to transfer money, I have had good luck with Xoom for international orders. Just sayin'

Here is a link.

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 02-09-2013, 01:03 PM
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Is Xoom only for international? I can't seem to see how to send within USA.

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 02-09-2013, 01:07 PM
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  • beartrap
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Xoom is good, moneybookers is eh. There is also excellent Amazon payments and Google checkout, since there are specifics to use them both for personal payment, I will not discuss it here. Google it for more info.

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 02-09-2013, 01:28 PM
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(02-09-2013, 01:03 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Is Xoom only for international? I can't seem to see how to send within USA.

I have only used it for international transfers but do not know for sure. When I did use it, it was slick and inexpensive.

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 02-09-2013, 01:33 PM
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Google is just as costly as PP.

Haven't tried zoom.

Personally don't care about the fee as so many people use it that I'm more or less forced to accept it, or get my own credit card machine.

But since most of my sales are through ebay or amazon... can't live in that world. Sad

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 02-09-2013, 01:37 PM
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(02-09-2013, 01:33 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Google is just as costly as PP.

Haven't tried zoom.

Personally don't care about the fee as so many people use it that I'm more or less forced to accept it, or get my own credit card machine.

But since most of my sales are through ebay or amazon... can't live in that world. Sad

Lee,
Look into square or quickbooks GoPayment. I have square & it works good for face to face transactions. I'm not sure how's my people will be comfortable giving their entire card # over the Internet though.

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 02-09-2013, 01:52 PM
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(02-09-2013, 01:37 PM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(02-09-2013, 01:33 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Google is just as costly as PP.

Haven't tried zoom.

Personally don't care about the fee as so many people use it that I'm more or less forced to accept it, or get my own credit card machine.

But since most of my sales are through ebay or amazon... can't live in that world. Sad

Lee,
Look into square or quickbooks GoPayment. I have square & it works good for face to face transactions. I'm not sure how's my people will be comfortable giving their entire card # over the Internet though.

I don't get enough inquiries asking for payment that way. I think most people are just more comfortable going through amazon, so I offer it. Easier for everyone. Costs me more, but definitely a lot easier.

I only got 2 inquiries about CC over the phone payments because PP wouldn't process their CC. Actually, that is the really annoying part....

Otherwise, I've really got no complaints about PP. They only charge .5% more than traditional services, or something like that. 1% more maybe. But in exchange I get a lot of services like economy base USPS pricing.

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 02-09-2013, 05:17 PM
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(02-09-2013, 01:28 PM)bullgoose Wrote: I have only used it for international transfers but do not know for sure. When I did use it, it was slick and inexpensive.

Slick and inexpensive, huh Phil? Sounds like a good shaving soap to me! Biggrin

What about this new money transfer service known as Popmoney?

As I understand it, you go onto your Bank's website and direct the Bank to send a payment to any email address you want.

Phil - don't know how this would work for you, and don't know whether there is a way to like your order page to Popmoney, but that might be a convenient way to go.

As to sending money to another member (as in a BST transaction), that should be pretty straightforward with Popmoney.

Not all banks have the Popmoney service, but many do.

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 02-09-2013, 05:37 PM
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Popmoney sounds pretty good & my bank participates. I'll be looking into this more.

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 02-09-2013, 05:56 PM
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Money transfer services that don't allow customers to type in their credit card during a checkout process is not really going to work for ecommerce sites.

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 02-09-2013, 09:18 PM
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 02-10-2013, 08:47 AM
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  • bullgoose
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(02-09-2013, 05:56 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Money transfer services that don't allow customers to type in their credit card during a checkout process is not really going to work for ecommerce sites.

There are a lot of alternatives for ecommerce...I must field 5 calls a week for various merchant accounts.

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 02-11-2013, 04:23 PM
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Dwolla gets a lot of Press here in Iowa, primarily because they are headquartered here. http://https://www.dwolla.com/

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 02-12-2013, 03:25 PM
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I've had really good luck with Chase Quick Pay. I do not believe there to be a fee for non-Chase members but I could be mistaken.

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