Why Serbia isn't in "PayPal" ??!
Electric way of financing, paying and receiving transactions, along with buying thins via Internet is spreading everyday rapidly. This way of paying, is becoming - from future way of paying - to the present way of paying. Now, how much is it safe ? - It is 100% safe! What is the most powerful, world wide known company? - "PayPal" ! On a list of countries, where "PayPal" is doing business, we all can see that list is very,very long. There are numerous SMALL countries,with fairly-low developed industry - or they have really low percentage of Internet users; but, still, they are IN their list of available ones where individuals or business partners can do e-financing.BUT, there is one major miss in their list (worth about 3 MILLION of Internet users) - that miss is Serbia, Republic of Serbia located South-Central (South-Eastern) Europe. Why Serbia, as an European - modern country, isn't part of PayPal partnership ?
3 million Internet users without PayPal !
For many years, along with other social issues that concerns whole Serbian nation, question of "entering" PayPal into Serbia have begun to be one of the leading issues of the present. Ordinary people, along with those who want to ease their way of payments for their firm/s , are left without one of the leading (read: leading) ways of present e-paying. The advantages of e-commerce and e-paying are numerous. From comfort of being home while buying an item from America, to the percentage of additional fee - that is FIX and it can't be changed - while the other ways of paying, those trough the banks, leave the additional percentage "fee" to be the "subject of change". So, traditional way of buying trough Internet (with your credit card) requires lot more than it's actual price! While buying and paying with PayPal have ease that, and made e-commerce lot more acceptable for an average man. People of Serbia, remain shocked while Bosnia and Herzegovina, along with Albania (no disrespect) have gone in to PayPal system, while Serbia (as one of the leading countries on Balkan) was left out.
There were many,may statements of PayPal high representatives along with Serbian Government representatives - ministry of finance - that PayPal system will come in to Serbia in 2010.That announcement, was launched in 2009. As we all can see, nothing happened from that "promise".
Then in 2010, Minister of Telecommunications, Jasna Matic, have announced one interview to the national newspapers that " 2011 is the year when PayPal comes into Serbia " (souce: "Blic" newspaper ). As we all - again can see - nothing happened from that either.
What and when to expect?
What can people, three millions of them, to expect from future? What is actually blocking "PayPal" from entering in to Serbia? There are many other, lot smaller, poorer, countries that ARE on the list - but Serbia isn't. What's the problem? Is it the laws of Serbia, that "protect customers" from scams and being robbed? The huge bureaucracy that follows opening that kind of companies, because - i think - it would be the first company, in Serbia, that do that kind of business.One is sure, 3 million people are desperate. They want to pay and buy, some of them to sell, over Internet - and they can't because of... Nobody knows WHY? Is it about Serbian laws and Government policy ... ? Or it is about that PayPal has no intentions to go "into" Serbia, because of crisis that hit whole world - and them too, and maybe ... they are scared of "investing" in to market of Serbia?
Well, as always - hope is something that HAS to remain...last. At least, what's left -on the bottom- when Pandora's box was opened ? - HOPE.