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Worldwide alternatives to paypal

Updated on January 14, 2013

Online money payment systems(paypal alternatives) you should never ignore

Online Money Payment systems enable consumers to buy or pay for anything online almost securely.

The most popular and most used of such payment systems in PayPal.

Some of the advantages of using PayPal include: Credit card security, Flexibility, Access from your smartphone(Android, Iphone and Windows phone), Free transactions e.t.c.

However PayPal is restricted and does not work or offers limited features in some countries which might hinder your business from extending globally. Well, this shouldn't hinder your world dominance mission as there are other Payment systems out there which offer almost the same service. You can check them out below:

Money Bookers

With Moneybookers you can send and receive money in over 200 countries(worldwide). Moneymakers also offers a number of benefits including sending money securely worldwide to anyone with an email address(even if the recipient does not account with them).

You can also buy and sell products using Moneybooker.



AlertPay/ PayZa works in over 190 countries. It enables you to Buy, Sell, Send and Receive money using their platform.

This means you can sell your products and services and open your business to a global marketplace.


Perfect Money

Perfect Money allows users to make instant payment and make money transfers securely throughout the internet. You can also store, receive and send money using the Perfect money service.


Obopay(Mobile based)

Obopay is one of the first mobile payment systems to make it to the web, enabling customers to transfer money to one another right from the mobile phone.

Obo pay works in Kenya, Senegal, The United States and India.



This is a Uk based online payment system and its free to send money, Buy and Sell products.


Other Payment Systems you can checkout include: WebMoney, WorldPay and Payment Sense.


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      Pankaj Chobharkar 4 years ago from India

      Found at least 2 new alternatives to paypal. Even though I was expecting more in depth pros and cons and comparison of these alternatives with paypal I found this article to be somewhat sufficient.

      Thanks.. Gave a thumbs up :)

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      Stephanie Das 5 years ago from Miami, US

      Hey, I've got to look into some of these! I have struggled with this problem for a while. I live in the US, but I deal with a lot of people outside the US, and I'm so sick of wiring money. Its expensive and cumbersome. Bookmarking this one!