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What is a good PayPal alternative in Israel?


lahavgoods10
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I was wondering if there is a good PayPal alternative for someone who lives in Israel with an Israeli bank account

Thanks a lot


irene_salehoo
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3 Jul 10 05:04:48 am
Hi lahavgoods,

I came across this Israel’s leading online settlement system, Link hidden: Login to view
it may have something you can use. I have read that it is possible send funds through it from your bank account. It also came up as the only alternative to PayPal to accept local Israeli credit cards. However, the problem for small businesses in Israel with regards to Tranzilla is that it charges a monthly fee which is not cost effective for minimal monthly transactions.

You may also try Moneybookers.com - they do NOT debit your bank account directly, you must instruct your bank yourself to do the fund transfer.

Hope this helps.

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Irene

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Hi lahavgoods,

This may seem simplistic, but have you tried going to Google and typing in something like "israel online payments"? That might yield some good results for you.

Also, I agree with Irene that Moneybookers may be a promising alternative for you, as well as Paymate. Both services are among the few accepted payment methods allowed on eBay and they both offer service to Israel.

Or, if you're primarily interested in finding a way to receive payments instead of sending them, another option would be for you to set up a merchant account so you can accept direct credit card payments from buyers. Your bank should be able to help you with that.

I hope that helps!

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richelle_salehoo1
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5 Jul 10 01:51:08 am
@erika -It's really nice to see you on the forum :) Welcome! I'm sure your knowledge and expertise will be a great addition to our forum.

@lahavgoods - I agree with both irene and erika. Now that eBay has opened up their doors to other payment methods you should have no trouble.

Here to learn more about Moneybookers and Paymate, please visit the links below:

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Also, you might find our blog on PayPal alternatives useful - We have pointed out features which we like/don't like about each payment method mentioned:

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Cheers! :)


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paul1978
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you can use alert pay in israel Link hidden: Login to view

similar setup to paypal


richelle_salehoo1
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I was wondering if there is a good PayPal alternative for someone who lives in Israel with an Israeli bank account

Thanks a lot


Hi lahavgoods,

You might find this announcement from PayPal interesting -

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You may not have to search for PayPal alternatives after all :)

Cheers!


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irene_salehoo
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12 Nov 10 05:21:45 am
Great job Richelle! And you got the news fresh from the oven. :) Thanks for sharing. Will definitely keep note of this information.


Irene

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13 Nov 10 03:06:40 am
Thanks Irene :)

Of course anything new and relevant especially articles that may help our members' concerns will certainly be posted!

Hope lahavgoods and other members in Israel get to read the announcement.

Cheers everyone!


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