Thursday, 20 April 2017

6 Online Payment Alternatives To Paypal

To be honest but not biased, PayPal has helped many entrepreneurs, affiliates marketers, freelancers and bloggers like me and perhaps even you to save some expensive stress when it comes to online payment transactions.

From my one year and some months experience with PayPal, I had all the guts to confess that, they are truly the best in terms of sending and receiving online payments.

But the issue remains, not only some affiliates and freelancing companies are still not supporting PayPal when it comes to transaction partnership, but also PayPal is yet to make its service available in some many countries including Bangladesh and Pakistan. 

Check whether PayPal support your country here 

While this is the major reason why I made an In-depth research and finally came out with these 6 reliable online payment service providers as an alternative to Paypal.

So far, I have used and still using all the listed payment services below, except only for Payza, but I have also signed up with them almost 3 days ago to see what they are up to.

1. Skrill

As it is very obvious, there are many online payment service providers that can be trusted while we find it difficult even more than meeting up with an alien to trust some.

Issues like imbalances and insecure transaction, user negative voices, user negative experience and inconvenience delivery transactions are less to be worried of when it comes to skrill.

It is not a sweet-quoting, I have been using skrill for the past 7 months and 14 days, and ever since, I can’t really find a negative side of them.

Skrill works almost the same as PayPal, they does several amazing things to ensure their customer’s safety are not a public place for people like fraudster to barge in. such as a thorough account verification before releasing any funds.

Skrill is very easy to sign up with and it offers a wide diversity of payment option in various currencies including digital wallet to send and receive payment faster more than you may think.

The most substantial advantages about Skrill are, there is no fee associated with withdrawing funds, and also, they transfer your money to the desired account or destination in no time as soon as you have placed the order.

For those that have been searching for PayPal working type, I am happy to tell you that Skrill is one of the best to hand over your online transaction to, regarding safety and 24/7 customer support.

Note: somehow, their service may be a little bit expensive, as they have a low competitive price especially for small and medium businesses but they are very safe and reliable.

 2. Payoneer


Payoneer is one of the safest and yet secured online payment service provider that have been successfully handling money transfer in over 200 countries worldwide.

The most interesting part about Payoneer is the offering of free Payoneer Prepaid Master Card which can be used as a normal debit master card in all available local ATM galleries and you can use your free payoneer master card for any online transactions such as buying web hosting and domain, buying online courses and ebooks.

According to records, they have been partnered with many giant and notable companies including: Google, Airbnb, Amazon and Getty images.

Payoneer is the best payper alternative for: bloggers, affiliate marketers, freelancers, and overseas collection accounts.

3. Stripe


Stripe is a payment system that designed to allow merchants in  accepting credit card payment via their websites. Stripe appears to be primarily target and tailor some particular business and niches to advertise and market its services.

Stripe works better for marketplaces, large eCommerce enterprises, web developer and those that has product or service to sell on their websites or blogs.

Many websites and blogs have been serves as a visual testimony for stripe well performances over the years.

Compared to paypal, stripe charge card from your website is absolutely free but paypal charges $30 per 2 months, stripe recurring billing is free but paypal $10 per month and stripe accepts apple pay freely but paypal don’t.

I would strongly recommend stripe especially to small businesses and beginner bloggers who are still transacting lower payments.

4. Payza

Payza can also be considered as one alternative of paypal as they have been doing very well for a couple of years concerning their services, customer support and security intensity.

Even though, payza is available in 190+ countries and supported by 21 currencies, yet, they were awarded 3 rating stars out of 5. This may be due to the incompetence the company has fallen into in the pasts few years.

According to research, payza is not a novice in the industry of online payment service providers as they have been operating since 2005 under the brand name Alertpay.

At the same time, we are still seeing many people that have been given kudos to them and their services. Below attached screenshot is from one of the people that have been experiencing happy side of payza.

Now around some months ago, there have been bunches of commendations and positive voices towards them. I have also sign up for payza 3 days ago to see how well they have been, but not using them for huge transaction for now. My advice would be like, you should keep away from this service pending the time I will have to figure out what they are up to and if they can be trusted.

And when I have seen how well they operate, then I will surely update this post by writing some detailed review about payza.

Keep tabs on this post or bookmark it as I will be updating this post as soon as new development hit the ground.

5. 2Checkout

2checkout (2CO) is a great payment tool that allows you to request and send out payments through many selected devices worldwide, they supported almost 15 languages and they are available in 196 countries and operating 8 standard payment systems.

2checkout has a nicely responsive mobile app that will conveniently make it easy to make a transaction on the go, the mobile app interface are well structured, customizable and easy to navigate.

The most brilliant side of this service, is that, there is no additional fees for security dealings of fraud anticipation, you can receive money from different method and other payment service providers including paypal or payoneer master card, visa, discover, American express, Dinner’s club, JCB, bank transfer, international wire transfer without any extra charges.

However, your clients and customers can pay through any of the recently payment service providers listed above, and yet no charges.

2checkout is also a good service to go with when we are considering best paypal alternatives.

6. Google Wallet

There is a sole priority of shopping and buying products online, it is called personal identification conceal. People tend and appear to mostly concern about their privacy, and of course, that’s a normal routine but also wisest part of a man who doesn’t want to get duped.

This is where Google wallet comes in. Google wallet is mainly used in US and UK but also supports debit and credit card from many other countries.

Google wallet is a digital wallet designed exactly with mobile apps features that enable user to send, receive and pay for various stuffs online. You can easily send money to families and acquaintances with the help of just an email address

There are no qualms and doubt about Google wallet security coordination, even without looking it from the side of how established and big branded Google is, GW is one of the safest payment service provider to rely on regardless of charges in some other countries including Nigeria here.

These are the best 6 online payment service providers that can serves as an alternative to Paypal, it is now your turn to pick from these highlighted services and make sure you choose the best that mostly suit your need.

If you are a blogger or an affiliate marketer, I suggest you go for Payoneer as many affiliate partners support their services.

And if you are offering some good product and services on your website or blog, then you might want to go for Stripe or 2checkout as they are too good to go with.

Before you read other amazing articles, let us know if you are using any other Paypal alternatives including those ones I have listed but not limited to those ones I didn’t even know about. It is just to share what we know with people. And thank you as you do so.

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  1. But yet despite all these alternatives, most sites still require paypal only...then some payoneer. Paypal is still the top choice for merchants.

    1. Yes, I totally agree with you, PayPal is the best online payment service provider as it is supported by many countries and endorsed by many companies and internet activist. while that's why we call all the rest payment services "The Alternative". However, Thanks for your contribution.

  2. Payza is now doing well, but too cost for my standard. in all honesty, I like the way you emphasize all these list.

    1. truly, I have been hearing a lot about them regard how new leaf they have turned, but one should not fully jump into it by using them for huge transactions as I have said above. I'm also trying Payza as we speak, let see the outcome in the next few months. And thanks for dropping by.

  3. thanks for this nice and helpful article. i use paypal and Payoneer. thanks again share with us.
    Boldenone Undecylenate

    1. Hey Cooper Pharma.

      You have indeed chosen the best payment service as Paypal is the no 1 around while Payoneer follows. And thanks for dropping by. Seeing you around!