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What's the best alternative to PayPal?



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What's the best alternative to PayPal?

If you are asking to recommend the best alternative to PayPal payment processor, which one would you be pointing out? 

It's obvious that PayPal isn't available everywhere, so having an alternative wouldn't be a bad idea. 

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burgosmichael24

The two most common payment processor alternative for PayPal is Payoneer and Skrill. I haven't tried both of them yet. I am satisfied with PayPal and I don't see any reason for using another payment processor.



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rose61

Same to me.So far,I've not tried pioneer and skrill yet.I think its because PayPal us serving me well.Until I find difficulties with it,I think I'll remain with PayPal.



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Klint

I've heard that Payoneer is also great and has services on par with PayPal. Although I haven't tried it myself, I believe Payoneer is great and reliable based on the many positive feedback that I've heard and read from various sources. I'm going to try to use it soon though I don't see anything wrong with PayPal.



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diolola456

I think pioneer because pioneer has a better forex exchange which makes a freelancer makes a higher profit on every job that he gets always think wisely and learn more about freelancing in order to know what is better.



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NikSuks

I am not that familiar with similar services to those of paypal but I would say that Payoneer is probably the best one out there, along with paypal.



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Nora1

I am currently and solely using PayPal. I haven't tried any other payment processor but I heard from my friends and colleagues that Payoneer is also great and easier to access. I also heard rumors that Payoneer has less processing fee compared to PayPal, though I have no way of confirming this because, as of this moment, I don't have any plans of transferring to Payoneer.



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Webguy2024

Here is a list of processors. I have personal experience with Square, Authorize.net and Stripe as well as merchant services from my banks. Don't forget this tip to help you save on your processing fees. It is important to ask your processor for rate reductions once your sales hit monthly milestones.

Square
Stripe
Authorize.Net
Your business banking
Payoneer
Skrill
Payza
Dwolla
BlueSnap
Google Pay
2CheckOut
WePay
Intuit
ProPay
Braintree
Amazon Pay
TransferWise
Venmo
Payline
Shopify Payments
Worldpay
Wirecard
BlueSnap
Merchant Inc.
Viewpost
FastSpring



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theresajane

Wow! I never thought that PayPal has a lot of competitors. I only know like 5 from the list. PayPal should really not screw their name up or else, a lot of brands are waiting on the line.



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Webguy2024

Yes, there is a lot of competition. Everyone wants a piece of the processing revenues it is trillions of dollars.



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burgosmichael24

That was a lot of names on the list. What we only knew was the tip of the iceberg. It was great to know that we have a wide variety of payment processors aside from PayPal. However, I don't see any reason making an account in any of them until such time that it is necessary.



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stormbreaker10

Thank you for this list of processor. I planning to look for alternative processor.



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amelia88

Wow, that's a really comprehensive list! Honestly, I didn't realize there were so many. TransferWise is the only alternative on that list that I've used and I had really positive experiences with them - they're quick and the rate is very good. I've heard a lot recently about Skrill, Venmo and Payoneer - I need to look into them a little more.



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Jelineex

I am glad to know this information about payment processor. Thou, I haven't used those processor but I am familiar with Skill, Payooner and Payza. i've seen them on some working site as their means of processor. This gives me awareness on the existence of other payment processor. Thanks for sharing and it's a big help.



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superlicca

I am surprised to see your lists. I am only familiar with Payoneer. I wonder if these processors are active in the Philippines.



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Webguy2024

Hi,
Here is a quick list of payment processors for the Philippines
Do you use any of these payment processors? If yes, which do you use and how is your experience?

AUB PayMate
Coins.PH
Globe GCash
PayMaya
7-Connect
GrabPay Credits
PayPal Debit
Smart Money
GCash
JuanPay
PesoPay
PayEasy
MOLPay
WeePay

I hope this helps you



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dullian

Payoneer sounds nice, the bad thing about is that you have to pay $60 a year for your credit card. Skrill seems to be taking relevance as a payment processor. Uphold is also another good option since it lets you convert bitcoin to other currencies, this to offset the negative liquidity of bitcoin.



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kaushikangara

Well, PayPal is available in over 180+ countries. When there is no PayPal available, you can vouch for Payoneer, Skrill or Payza. These three are good payment providers and have a good reputation on the web. They might not be as good as PayPal but they will do the job just as fine as PayPal does which is transferring the money to your local bank account.



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theresajane

In our country, G-Cash is gaining more popularity over time. Though, it's currently popular here. We still can't leave PayPal as it's very helpful when we get our money from freelancing jobs



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foxprojects

I know PayPal is now the most popular payment processor, but there's a few others that I've used in the past. I used Neteller, Skrill and Payoneer and was generally happy.
I also had a few clients pay me with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Dogecoin.



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theresajane

I'm actually not familiar with Neteller. Is it any way better than PayPal?



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jpk0007

Well PayPal is undoubtedly the most popular and reliable payment gateway available in the market with a proven track record. I always do all my transactions through PayPal and I have not encountered any major issues till now. I think that other than PayPal, Payoneer seems to be somewhat reliable option prefered by many people.



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mcnasci24

Besides PayPal, I haven't used any other payment processor. However, several freelancer friends use Skrill and claim to be satisfied.



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Kakashi2020

I'm using Neteller, Web Money, PayPal and I recently got Payoneer which I haven't used yet because it still is having issues here in the Philippines. It doesn't have a local gateway partner and that means the only way of getting your money is by transferring it to your bank account which has high charges.



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esteban123

I think that when it comes to some alternative to PayPal I would choose Payooner because of the great options and benefits that we can get from using it. Although most of the time I am using PayPal but sometimes I am using Payooner whenever some of my freelancing sites requires it for me to use.



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Jelineex

I haven't use other payment processor except Paypal. It's available in our country. It's one of the trusted and reliable for so many years. Thou, I heard of Payooner but I haven't tried using it. Some reviews stated that Payooner is better than Paypal in terms of exchange rate. But, I could not prove this since I have no experience. Maybe in the near future if the availability of service is visible.



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Alania

Personally I can't say there's an alternative for PayPal, because all the companies I do freelancing work for are paying me with PayPal. But overall, I used to use Payza, but it's not so popular anymore. Guess I'd vouch for PerfectMoney, Payeer, and Skrill. But I prefer the first two as they are very user friendly.



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axl2468

Payoneer. It's as popular as Paypal (okay, maybe almost), and functions almost the same as Paypal (convenient and simple). Payza might be another alternative but I don't think it's as popular as Paypal or Payoneer so some people might not give out payments through that. There's no "best" alternative anyways, you have to find that out yourself through research and gut-feeling.



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MelanthaKrasos

The two payment options I was able to get into are Payooner and PayPal. Charge are less with Payooner so you can get more earning. I have seen many options here from other members and I would love to try other options for receiving payment.



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overcast

Indeed the flat pricing of the payoneer is lot better than paypal. But only difference being payoneer requires a bigger amount 20$ onwards for processing. In case of paypal they can process as low as 1$ or so. In such case people who are earning small money tend to like paypal for that reason. But in serious payouts, I'd say payoneer wins by miles.



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ivandelrey

I've only used PayPal and yes it's not available everywhere so it depends on where or what you're going to use it for. If they only accept PayPal and you live in a country where PayPal isn't available then any alternatives out there is going to be useless for you.



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overcast

I wont say the best but payoneer and transferwise are lot better for the payouts. I have noticed that many freelancers are moving away from the paypal and switching to the payoneer and transferwise. Most of the known freelancers that I have seen that they need to work on the projects that can be pretty good enough with the high payouts. In such case by using payoneer and transferwise there is alot of fees that can be saved.



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Tehilah27

Having an alternative is great but the problem is that most online job sites ask only for PayPal which can be frustrating. Payoneer is a good alternative. I have used it and it has been great so far. You can withdraw your money directly to your account. I've heard that Skrill is also good but I haven't tried it.



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Alymae

I would actually recommend Payoneer and Neteller since I have both accounts. But it still boils down to what is available in your country. I used this two aside from Paypal. I am also considering Skrill. But I think it's the same with Neteller.



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jessie271

My first choice is Paypal. Then second would be Payoneer. I find Payoneer easy to use than the others, especially in my country. So Paypal and Payoneer for me. Third, would be Skrill. But I would only use Skrill if I don’t have any choice or if Paypal and Payoneer are not available options.



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ghednepo

I think Payoneer because it is legit and easy to use and they have 35 dollar free



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Corzhens

I have been with Paypal for a long time now and I have no issues with it whatsoever. But I am surprised to know that Paypal is not available everywhere because all the while I thought that Paypal is a world-renowned money remittance center. Anyway maybe Payoneer is also good because I have been reading about Payoneer in many discussions not only in this forum but in other forums as well.



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