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Receiving payment through PayPal from Online book club

Post Number:#1 by Sebastian Mhanga
» 11 Jun 2017, 20:51

My name is Sebastian, based in Tanzania. I have just joined the online book club. I understand the club pays reviewers through PayPal only. Unfortunately Tanzania is not in the send and receive money category of countries for the PayPal system. The country is in the send only category. I would like to know what could be the solution for this issue?

Thanks.
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Re: Receiving payment through PayPal from Online book club

Post Number:#2 by gali
» 11 Jun 2017, 22:11

Right now there is no other option.
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Re: Receiving payment through PayPal from Online book club

Post Number:#3 by CambaReviewer
» 08 Oct 2017, 09:29

Hello,
I joined OBC in April 2017 and I live in Nigeria. Paypal does not allow one receive money in Nigeria but we can pay for goods and services via Paypal. I understand clearly the logistic challenges Admin has in using other methods of payment including Western Union and direct bank transfers. Can I suggest that those who have similar challenges be offered an option of being paid using Amazon Gift cards? If that is acceptable to admin, Amazon Gift cards work very well for me. Cheers!
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Re: Receiving payment through PayPal from Online book club

Post Number:#4 by Vickie Noel
» 08 Oct 2017, 11:00

Doesn't amazon gift cards restrict the use of the payment for other purposes? Can it be converted to cash? How can we use it in Nigeria asides from purchasing things from Amazon?
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Post Number:#5 by CambaReviewer
» 08 Oct 2017, 15:10

Hi Vickie, it is pretty restrictive. I agree. However, I guess if one has friends in US, one could consider transferring the gift card to them for cash, but I personally buy a few items on Amazon once in a while so it will definitely come in handy. Could be an option for a few people in our situation and that could reduce the number of people Admin has to figure out a way to pay. I read a post today in the suggestion box forum about buying bitcoins with the gift card. I am not into bitcoins, yet, but that might be helpful for those that are... A knotty issue I agree.
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Post Number:#6 by jimmysoft
» 09 Oct 2017, 19:30

can I use payza instade of paypal
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Re: Receiving payment through PayPal from Online book club

Post Number:#7 by Gravy
» 09 Oct 2017, 20:55

Paypal is the only method of payment at this time. Alternatives are being worked on, but are not yet available. :tiphat:
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Re: Receiving payment through PayPal from Online book club

Post Number:#8 by Alicnim
» 09 Oct 2017, 21:02

Sebastian Mhanga wrote:My name is Sebastian, based in Tanzania. I have just joined the online book club. I understand the club pays reviewers through PayPal only. Unfortunately Tanzania is not in the send and receive money category of countries for the PayPal system. The country is in the send only category. I would like to know what could be the solution for this issue?

Thanks.


Hi, am Kenyan, luckily we can receive money from PayPal. But, only in one bank that has the most terrible customer service department. I really hate it whenever their system crashes and no one to assist, especially when in a hurry.

I think Scott was supposed to introduce new payment methods. I would have preferred our homegrown Mpesa or even Payoneer. I think you can vote for this, there was a link but I can't find it.
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Re: Receiving payment through PayPal from Online book club

Post Number:#9 by Gravy
» 09 Oct 2017, 21:26

Alicnim wrote:
Sebastian Mhanga wrote:My name is Sebastian, based in Tanzania. I have just joined the online book club. I understand the club pays reviewers through PayPal only. Unfortunately Tanzania is not in the send and receive money category of countries for the PayPal system. The country is in the send only category. I would like to know what could be the solution for this issue?

Thanks.


Hi, am Kenyan, luckily we can receive money from PayPal. But, only in one bank that has the most terrible customer service department. I really hate it whenever their system crashes and no one to assist, especially when in a hurry.

I think Scott was supposed to introduce new payment methods. I would have preferred our homegrown Mpesa or even Payoneer. I think you can vote for this, there was a link but I can't find it.


The poll is located in the private review team support forum, and it is still open. :tiphat:
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Re: Receiving payment through PayPal from Online book club

Post Number:#10 by Alicnim
» 10 Oct 2017, 03:37

Thanks @Gravy, I appreciate the feedback.
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