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    Accepting donations without paypal?

    Hello,

    Some of my members have actually asked if they can anyhow make a donation while there is no such option as of yet.

    The reason is that my country (Croatia) is not supported by PayPal (usually used for accepting donations).

    My question is obvious. Are there any other *good* and *secure* services for accepting donations through a web site, that work internationally and include Croatia..?

    Thank's alot
    Daniel

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    Are you accepting donations towards your costs of hosting a site or is it for a registered charity.

    I am unsure of other services that may work how you would like but if you are accepting the donations for your site maybe you would be able to still use paypal and use the funds to make payments for your hosting and such.
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    SitePoint Addict Xeliber's Avatar
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    It's not for charity, just for supporting hosting and ISP costs.

    I am not sure what do you mean by using paypal and using funds... My host and ISP are Croatian and i pay them through the local Croatian bank, not via internet, if you mean that..

    Thanks
    Daniel

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    Yeah that is what i meant maybe you could use the money that people send to your paypal account to pay for your hosting?
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    SitePoint Addict Xeliber's Avatar
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    Ah.. my country *doesn't* support paypal. I can't recieve money from them nor can i use the account to pay my hosting because it is in Croatia.

    I'm looking for alternative services to paypal with which i can accept donations on my site.

    Thank you
    Daniel

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    You could accept some donations through E-gold. Of course, not everyone has an E-gold account, but it's a start.

    StormPay.com is another option you might want to consider.
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    Do you know someone who you trust in a paypal accepted country? You may want to see if you can find someone you know and trust in an acceptable country, and then have him setup the paypal account. Then, make disbursements to you.

    I'm not sure about the complete legality involved, but it might be a possibility.

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    SitePoint Addict Xeliber's Avatar
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    Thank you guys for suggestions.

    I think i'll give stormpay a try.

    @Marubozo, no nope, i don't think so. Besides, i wouldn't like to mess with anything for which legality isn't completely sure, especially when dealing with money.

    Thanks again
    Daniel


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