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6 Alternatives To PayPal You Should Try

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Alternatives To PayPal To Try

If you have been online long enough then you have used PayPal to either sell something or to buy something. Chances are you have seen the best and worst of using PayPal.

Most people I know, me included, have a love/hate relationship with PayPal.

When they work, they work really well, but when they don’t, it can be a big pain in the ass to deal with.

Ok, let me say this before I go too far. alternatives to paypal

This is not a PayPal bashing post, because overall I am happy with their service, can it be better? Yes, but it could be a lot worse too.

This post is about sharing some alternatives to PayPal that you may not know are out there and work really well.

All of the alternatives I share below will work well to buy or sell goods or to send or receive money online. Some do things better than PayPal, and some PayPal does better.

No matter what your specific needs are, you will find one that fits you nicely.

 

WePay

wepay a paypal alternativeWePay.com is a great alternative to PayPal just because it seems they are more focused on your customers interests and not just their money.

Add in that consumers can make purchases without leaving your site via a virtual terminal, you can set up a store page with them for free, and it’s simple and easy to set up. It is a really nice service.

 

Google Wallet

google wallet a paypal alternativeGoogle.Wallet.com is safe and simple to use and has many options similar to PayPal. Things like sending invoices and credit card processing and quick transfers to and from your bank account.

This is a great option if you do a lot of online shopping, since they are mainly to be used with merchants.

 

Dwolla

dwolla a paypal alternativeDwolla.com is basically an online peer to peer money transfer service that works well, but both parties do need to have a Dwolla account.

They work well in many business environments, whether it be online stores or “real” storefront sin your community, but know to use it, you and the merchant must have a Dwolla account.

 

Payza

payza paypal alternativePayza.com is a great service for online merchants and it comes with a lot of security features that you look for to keep you and your money safe.

You can also send and receive money from over 190 countries, add funds to your account and send money to other users.

 

Authorize.Net

authorize paypal alternativesAuthorize.Net has been around forever, like back when AOL WAS the internet lol

But there is good reason why they have been around for so long, they are reliable, trusted and a safe payment service. You can’t argue with a service that has well over 375,000 merchants.

Oh and it seems they are big with the Porn industry, well this is what I heard :)

 

Selz

selz alternatives to paypalSelz.com is a new service I have been looking at and I really like what I see so far.

Mainly, they are a great option for marketers, start-ups, entrepreneurs or bloggers who are looking to sell products and digital downloads safely and securely from their blog, website or Social Media platforms.

 

Wrap Up

All 6 services I just shared are all great alternatives to PayPal.

No matter what your needs are, sending money, receiving money, making purchases or even selling your goods, you will find that one of the services above will give you everything you need.

Now you know, PayPal isn’t the only game in town, so if for whatever reason you dislike PayPal, you now have plenty of good options to go with.

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  • http://bossfreeopportunities.com/ Sherry B

    Hi John,
    I’ve never heard of most these, except for Google wallet I’ve heard of somewhere. Although I’ve had no problem with PayPal so far, it’s good to know there are other options out there that are safe to use. Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving! Now, I’m off to go check on that turkey :)

  • http://about.me/jeevanjacobjohn Jeevan Jacob John

    The reason I stay with Paypal is because lot of merchants support it (so far, I haven’t seen any of these services with the purchases I have made). But, almost everyone seems to support Paypal.

    I do appreciate you sharing these services. Thank you, John :)

    I will check them out ;) See what they can do :D (I have tried Google Wallet..but that’s just because it is a product from Google).

    Hope you had a good Thanksgiving!

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Sherry, I haven’t had to many issues with PayPal either, but it’s always good to know there are options out there jut in case you need one.

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving… I did :)

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Jeevan, I agree PayPal is a great since it is used or accepted by many businesses, but these other services are god for many reasons and not just to buy with.

    For people that can’t or have been denied or just dislike PayPal these are all good options. Always good to know what is out there so you don’t feel you are stuck with one service or another.

    My Thanksgiving was great man.. Hope yours was too :)

  • AdamStanecki

    JP, Paypal are great at performing transactions and terrible at customer service. I’m trying AuthorizeNet for my upcoming membership site. Why? I couldn’t sign up with Paypal using my Company. Weird Paypal policies. Thx for the post. Ill have to check out the other providers too.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Good to see you Adam. Yea Paypal works great when it works, but when you have an issue it can be a BIG pain in the ass to get it straight. Authorizenet has been around a long time man, and have always been one of the top payment services, you should do well with them.

  • Ashley Faulkes

    Nice one JP

    We are all blinded by Paypal, and although they are good, they are a little big and therefore forget their beginnings (oh wait, he is making cars and space ships now!)

    Anyway, thanks for this collection because sooner rather than later I am going to need one of these on my site!

    You da man
    ashley

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    I agree Ashley.. they are the biggest, so they seem to stop trying. But there are options man.. luckily.

  • http://www.qualified-lifecoach.com/ Dawn Abraham

    This is great John I knew about Google Wallet but really never thought much about it. I like paypal for the most part. I always think you need other options for many reasons.

    One of which is your client may not like them and then you can use someone else. It’s better to have an alternative set up I would think. Have you used any of these or heard that one is better than the others?

  • http://inspiretothrive.com/ Lisa Buben

    Hi John, I just had to use an alternative today (Less than an hour ago!) – Skrill. It was easy to set up and go. There are some countries that do not accept PayPal for services so this post is very good for those circumstances. I do love the ease of Paypal though.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    I’m with you Dawn, I like PP and I mainly use it, but from things I hear from others, it is good to have a backup. Plus like you said, you may have a client that just does not like PP or can’t use them for whatever reason. Options are great :)

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    That is the same reason I had to try something new.. but luckily I have not had any big issues with PP and they are what I use mainly. But nice to know their are options when issues come up.

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