How does Paypal work?
Thread poster: SandraV

SandraV  Identity Verified
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Apr 27, 2004

Hi! I just got my first translation from a client in USA- I live in Mexico- Can you please tell me how Pay Pal works , and if it's convenient to open an account? because I have read in this forum that some persons have had problems withdrawing their money? Is Pay Pal the best way of getting paid or is there other methods?
Thank you


 

Jose Ruivo  Identity Verified
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Several alternatives Apr 28, 2004

Hi Sandra


Sandra wrote:

Is Pay Pal the best way of getting paid or is there other methods?



Yes, there are several other alternatives.

Below is a list of the web sites related to services which are an alternative to Paypal.

It would take me a while to explain hoe each of them works - you can read the explanations on the web yourself, sorryicon_wink.gif

I have personal experience with MoneyBookers, WesternUnion, and MoneyGram, and can only say goods things about them.

Here's the list:

http://www.moneybookers.com
http://www.corporatepayments.com
https://wumt.westernunion.com/info/osMoneyTransferOptions.asp
https://www.westernunion.com
https://www.emoneygram.com
http://www.moneygram.com
http://www.ikobo.com


Regards,
Jose B. Ruivo


 

Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Use the forum search Apr 28, 2004

Hi Sandra,
Most of the systems mentioned by Jose have been discussed in this forum - just use their names as search items.

Best regards, Ralf


 

GoodWords  Identity Verified
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Helpful article Apr 28, 2004

Anita Karlson Henssler has written a very helpful introduction to PayPal for translators, which you can read at http://www.polartext.com/art4.htm.

 

GoodWords  Identity Verified
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Direct transfer through Citibank Apr 29, 2004

If you have a Banamex account and the client has a Citibank account, they may be able to do a direct global transfer, which only costs $5 USD. I saw something about this recently on a translator mailing list but I can't find the information now. See http://web.da-us.citibank.com/cgi-bin/citifi/scripts/prod_and_service/prod_serv_detail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&BS_Id=InterCiti&M=S.

 

SandraV  Identity Verified
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Thanks! May 1, 2004

Jose Ruivo wrote:

Hi Sandra


Sandra wrote:

Is Pay Pal the best way of getting paid or is there other methods?



Yes, there are several other alternatives.

Below is a list of the web sites related to services which are an alternative to Paypal.

It would take me a while to explain hoe each of them works - you can read the explanations on the web yourself, sorryicon_wink.gif

I have personal experience with MoneyBookers, WesternUnion, and MoneyGram, and can only say goods things about them.

Here's the list:

http://www.moneybookers.com
http://www.corporatepayments.com
https://wumt.westernunion.com/info/osMoneyTransferOptions.asp
https://www.westernunion.com
https://www.emoneygram.com
http://www.moneygram.com
http://www.ikobo.com


Regards,
Jose B. Ruivo




Thank you very much Jose, I'll check these links.
Sandy


 

SandraV  Identity Verified
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Thanks! May 1, 2004

Thank you very much to everyone for your kind replies!.

 


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