Wednesday 9 June 2010

Money Talk

The main reason for selling our handmade items, although often not mentioned, is earning some money or in our case, making our income to live from.
So recieving our money safely is a very important factor when you sell online.
First that comes on mind is Paypal, but as you might know we had some issues with them, so we have been looking around to at least give another safe option to our customers, and maybe eventually even substitute Paypal.
The best option we found is MoneyBookers. I opened an account a while back but didn't add a bank account or credit card. When a few days ago someone purchased a bag and wanted to pay through MoneyBookers we finally had an excuse to make work of it.
The big bonus of MoneyBookers is the fact that they do NOT do chargebacks, which is a pain in the neck at PayPal. We now are mentioning in our shop anouncement and shop policies that we use MoneyBookers, hope many will slowly go to that direction so that Paypal changes it's attitude.


  1. oooh, maybe I should consider using bookmakers too!

  2. That is a really good input!
    the thing is, around here, paypal is much more known,
    but I also do really hope they change or
    moneybookers get trough to everyone!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing,
    a other usefull TIP!!!

  3. It is a good shift to MoneyBookers and a wake up call for Paypal.
    I have not encountered any problem with Paypal (touch wood), and it seems Moneybookers can be a better option. I shall check it out.

    THank you very much for the sharing this very important tip.


  4. I read about your troubles with PayPal - I just moved from germany to France and found I can't change country - I would have to open a new, French PayPal account if I wanted my address to read France, not to mention loose all data and records....
    They just don't make things easy for users, do they!

  5. Thank you so much for the information! Really useful! I will investigate further..

  6. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

  7. I just went on to read your first post about the paypal issues. Thanks so much for your help - it could happen to anyone and as you say, it is most unfair.

  8. I think you are right; paypal needs a wake up call. But paypal is also more known and many customers don´t want to pay with something they don´t know what it is.

  9. Thanks for the info and good luck with this! :)

  10. Oh, I so wish there would be true, good choices for PP. I mean something that buyers would feel confident to pay with. Best of luck with MoneyBookers, I will check that out too.

  11. I'm not sure what a chargeback is - guess Paypal hasn't hit me with one yet.
    I'd welcome any other competitor, because it's best to offer all options to a patron -so thanks for the tip!

  12. I'm going to check that out, thanks!

  13. I just signed up with moneybookers after a client told me she did NOT want to use paypal, so I suggested moneybookers instead, and I reminded myself you wrote a post about it. Thanks for sharing this useful tip!