PayPal Alternatives For Indians
By on January 28th, 2011

If you are an Indian and have been screwed by PayPal, you do not have to stick with them. There are several other ways to get your money from foreign companies without having to be a victim of their stupid policies and lack of rules in India.

To find out a different solution, you can visit this Wikipedia page which lists provides a huge list of service providers who are PayPal alternatives and also allow you to accept online payments.

In addition to these I also suggest you to take a look at https://www.alertpay.com/ and http://www.westernunion.com/ which provide an easy way to send and receive money online.

Though not all of them may work in India, these solutions are definitely 100 times better than PayPal. If you want to add to this list please feel free to comment on this post.

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  • http://jitendravyas.com/ jitendra vyas

    What is your thoughts about https://www.xoom.com/

    • http://www.mithunjj.com/ Mithun John Jacob

      Xoom allows only $2500 monthly.

      • shail

        Xoom sucks like hell … its worst then Paypal .

  • http://opelmedia.com Rahul Chawla

    Hi Friends If You are looking for Paypal alternative than i must say Keith is right for Alertpay as the best solution available now.

    As far as i know Alertpay is Regulated under Jameson Bank in Canada.
    As i am using Alertpay for past few years & they have really good support.

    • Ravi W

      Rahul,

      Can AlertPay send us USD directly?
      If AlertPay pays you in INR do they issue an FIRC as proof of export?
      How do you handle deduction of service tax on the commission and annual charges (if any) paid to AlertPay?

    • Rao

      hi.i am working for a PTC site.wer i earned few dollars thru paid emails.wen i wanted to withdraw money thru Paypal i couldnt bcos of RBI restrictions.i have alertpay account too.The PTC site which is payikng has only 2Options to pay.i.e, PAYPAL and ALERTPAY.neither of them r working so what shuld i do to receive my payment?????

  • Anonymous

    And why doesn’t RBI “regulate” alertpay? Alertpay is very similar to Paypal isn’t it?

    • http://www.speckygeek.com Pritam @ Specky Geek

      RBI guidelines apply for all payment networks active in India.

    • Gaurav

      RBI knows that people are using Paypal because more than 90% websites support Paypal. RBI and Congress Government just wants to make money from us in the form of taxes. That`s why they are trying to regulate Paypal.
      Alertpay or Western Union are not supportable on many websites that`s why our corrupt RBI & Indian Government are not trying to regulate Alertpay or Western Union.

  • http://www.code-pal.com Sumeet Chawla

    AFAIK Western Union is only for personal use.. You cannot make business transactions using it..

  • Shekhar

    Hello Keith ! Can you please clarify a few things for me. I have a small website which sells small pdf booklets for $2 & $5 each through Paypal. My monthly income from this route is only $70-80 at best. Since this is not a substantial income, I do not transfer this amount to my bank (by requesting a Cheque ) and let the money lying in my Paypal account. Instead, I use this money to renew my domains, buying books online and, at times, purchasing some digital goods (like Anti virus software renewal, ebooks etc).

    This arrangement is quite suitable for me as it takes care of my small miscellaneous expenses. As you can notice, I am neither an exporter nor a freelancer. Since the paypal change talks about “RegardsExport-related payments for goods and services”, I am a little bit confused in understating theml as to how they are going to affect me as an end user of Paypal based in India. Will the new changes affect the above arrangement I am having (involving getting little money through Paypal and then re-spending it on minor expenses)?

    • http://keithdsouza.com Keith Dsouza

      @Shekhar – The new rules will apply to everyone who has a PayPal account irrespective of whether or not you are an exporter or use it for personal purposes.

  • spk

    I want to add NeTeller to it, They already following to RBI guidelines, they ask you PAN card to sign up; They provide prepaid Credit Card(What i liked most), VCC, local bank transfer to India and more. Also it is about 10 years old.

  • Harshad Samant

    alertpay.com does not facilitate bank transfers to india only allows wire transfer from payee checking account to indian bank accoun…
    western union charges $10 to payee per transaction and has a limitation of 12 a year
    so do we have any other choices or is paypal like a wife who gets periods every january…

  • http://pothi.com Jaya Jha

    Last time I had read Western Union’s user agreement, it was not supposed to be used for commercial transaction. Has that changed since then?

  • anish

    A good and easy way for transferring and withdrawing money is using moneybookers.Here there is no tranfer limits for verified merchants.

  • http://www.screw-paypal.com Jackie Wilkensen

    At http://www.screw-paypal.com/alternatives/alternatives.html there is a huge list of PayPal alternatives that can be used in India. The writer of that site actually reviews in great deal many alternatives and actually recommends which country they are best suited for! Also there is a free download there called “Screw-PayPal.com’s Encyclopedia of PayPal Alternatives.” I guess that’s the end all compiliation of every payment service out there as of 2011 — with detailed reviews and step-by-step instructions. Hope this helps…

  • Bitcoindia

    Bitcoin is a decentralized, peer to peer digital currency. It can work quite similar to PayPal. Bitcoins can be converted to Rupees (and vice-versa) on the TradeHill BTC/INR exchange, and then proceeds sent to your bank.

    Here’s a site specifically for Bitcoin use in India
    http://www.bitcoindia.com

    Here’s the TradeHill exchange:
    https://www.tradehill.com/MarketData/INR/

  • Amit kumar

    dear friends,
    My self Amit from India. friends i have recently join many websites for earn Money online, and my monthly earning is Approx 20,000 dollar, and I have a paypal a/c and register my bank with paypal, at the withdrawal time i see the RBI rule and restriction on Paypal,I am worried about how to withdrawal money there is restriction 500 dollar,
    plz tell me alternative ways, so i can withdrawal my all money..
    Is AlartPay also have restrictive??
    plz provide alternate where is no restriction on withdrawal.
    I am also agree to pay Tax to Indian government.

    • vamsi

      Hai
      My name is vamsi. I also joined many websites for earning money. Iam also worryng about how to withdraw money. while searching I found your message and saw that it was made on 23rd aug 2011. I hope that you had found solution and can you please help me how to withdraw money.my email is sarathvamsikrishna@gmail.com
      waiting for your help.

    • vamsi

      hai. my name is vamsi. I am also facing same problem. hope you had found the solution. please help me.
      my mail id sarathvamsikrishna@gmail.com
      waiting for your help.

    • sartaj

      hi amit. can you please tell me whhich websites are you working in?? my email is sartajbagga123@gmail.com i will really appreciate if you tell me . Thanx a lot

  • Shekhar

    We are looking for the payment gateway for online transactions for our online technical support buisiness.

    Any sujjestions for any gateway that supports thid buisiness and is comfortable with india based company.

 
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