PayPal Alternatives for Nonprofits

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Nonprofit companies need donations to sustain their development and operations. Using PayPal, a company can add a "Donate" button to its website, which people can use to donate money. However, PayPal isn't an option for everyone. Some companies don't want PayPal to handle their fund collections. The reasons may be varied, but whatever they are, alternatives exist to replace PayPal donations.

Moneybookers

Moneybookers is used in countries where PayPal isn’t available or has limited options. All you need to sign up to Moneybookers is an email address and password. It supports 12 languages and is present in many countries around the world. The transactions are all held in a history database and you can set up a widget to collect donations. Moneybookers accepts payments from any credit cards or other Moneybookers users. It even has additional services such as sending notifications via text message or fax. It also sports a support center to help with all your financial problems.

Amazon.com Simple Pay Donations

Amazon.com supports nonprofit companies that want to add donation buttons to their website. The simple pay donation system provides potential donors with an easy and secure way to pay. Everything is based in the United States and is certified by the Internal Revenue Service allowing nonprofit organizations to collect donations. Amazon.com offers many features such as a recognizable user interface for people that have shopped with Amazon.com. You can integrate the widget into your website by copying and pasting a section of HTML Web programming code. If you've shopped online, especially at Amazon.com, it's a familiar and generally trusted alternative to using PayPal.

BMT Micro

BMT Micro accepts payments from many different credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Joining is completely free and you can begin receiving payments in minutes. The company promises no hidden charges and offers flexibility. It can even accept payments made from PayPal accounts. Other features of BMT Micro include a fraud detection system and a true multi-currency payment processing. This ensures your nonprofit organization can receive payments in other currencies.

Plimus

Plimus is another service you can use instead of using PayPal. This service has no signup fees and the commission rate varies based on the transaction amounts. The lowest fee is 75 cents for up to $5 transactions and the highest is 4.5 percent of the sum for transactions above $280. Although these fees are a bit high, there are no other hidden fees or commissions that can come to haunt you. Plimus is transparent about its transactions with a history being kept at all times.

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