How is an overseas outsourcer supposed to pay me?
Thread poster: Mark Lami

Mark Lami
Local time: 14:22
English to Arabic
Nov 24, 2006

I know this might seem a stupid question to some translators but this is all new to me. So let's say I'm in Egypt and the outsourcer is in US, knowing that I don't have a paypal account, how is the outsourcer supposed to pay me?

[Edited at 2006-11-24 13:30]


 

Oliver Walter  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:22
Member (2005)
German to English
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Direct transfer Nov 24, 2006

Mark of Egypt wrote:
I know this might seem a stupid question to some translators but this is all new to me. So let's say I'm in Egypt and the outsourcer is in US, knowing that I don't have a paypal account, how is the outsourcer supposed to pay me?

[Edited at 2006-11-24 13:30]

Direct transfer from their bank account to yours. You tell them the BIC and IBAN numbers of your bank account and they can do the transfer. (BIC = Bank Identification Code, IBAN = International Bank Account Number). In the UK these numbers are printed on the statements that the banks give to their customers.
Oliver


 

Patricia Rosas  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 05:22
Spanish to English
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electronic wire transfer Nov 24, 2006

Wire transfer is what I use. I give the client my bank routing and account info, and they send a transfer. My bank charges a fee for this service, and I add that to my invoice.

But others may have a better solution. As I understand it, there are options to Paypal (better services), but I've never used them. Does the outsourcer have a suggestion? Perhaps if they pay others they can come up with something.


 

Elizabeth Ma (X)
Local time: 10:22
Portuguese to English
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Western Union Nov 24, 2006

Works for me to recieve payments from Thailand in Chile...

 

Hipyan Nopri  Identity Verified
Indonesia
Local time: 19:22
Member (2005)
English to Indonesian
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Western Union, Bank Transfer, Moneybookers Nov 24, 2006

I usually provide the agency with three alternative modes of payment - Western Union, Bank Transfer, or Moneybookers. WU just takes a few hours; BT takes 3 to 5 days; MB is a real time payment.

 

Inessa Akhmetova  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 14:22
English to Russian
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moneybookers.com Nov 24, 2006

I don not have PayPal account either because PayPal doesn't work in Russia. International bank transfers from USa to my country are rather high so i offered my Client from USA to effect payment via MONEYBOOKERS. COM. Both parties were satisfied by this service.

 

Charlotte Blank  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:22
Czech to German
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One more: Anelik system Nov 25, 2006

Hi,

though Anelik system (http://anelik.diaspora.ru/eng/) unfortunately is not working in Egypt it could be worth while trying in other countries.
I got a payment from Ukraina without any problems, it was very quick (within a few hours!) and free of charge but they only pay out cash in USDicon_frown.gif Money transfer fee for the sender is 1.5 - 3% of the amount.

Charlotte


 


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