Best international payment solution


I’m looking to start an international retailer and I’m curious what’s the best payment solution for this?

I am thinking of Amazon but its doesn’t allow me to ship to as many countries that I would like to. I would also like to know how their forex works.

Paypal in the UK is the cheapest in the longrun. 1.4% in the UK and 1.9% cross border. However, I am not a fan of Paypal. They do forex but charge 2.5% and they force you to pay this as the only currencies you can withdraw are USD, GBP and maybe EUR.

Google Checkout doesn’t do forex. Its cross border price is 0.5% more than Paypal.

Many thanks!

If you’re not into paypal, try moneybookers or alertpay.

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Each country has strong local players on online payments field - you have to connect them all to your store if you need largest possible audience. There’s no single universal payment service for the whole world (very unfortunately).

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pickledshark - Thanks for the tip!

vassilevsky - Good point. Do you have any more you’d like to add to the list? pickledshark’s AlertPay seems to be the PayPal of Africa. What other regions of the world do you guys know about?

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In Soviet Russia, a lot of people pay with WebMoney.

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Have a look at WorldPay as well.

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