It seems a lot of people have been hit by PayPal’s purge, so we’ve been looking at a number of alternate payment options. Unfortunately we keep running into problems in that the more established payment processors don’t like use creating payment buttons on your behalf.

We’ve been though a lengthy registration and compliance process with four different service providers now, only to have them pull the plug right at the end once they see our set up.

So I’m open to suggestions!

If you have a payment process you’d like to use AND you can send me a link to a payment page you already have set up to accept payments through that service, please send it though and I’ll check it out. (Please avoid sending suggestions unless you have a working example!)

I know a couple of people have asked about ORU, and I have registered there to set  this up, but so far I’m having trouble finding any examples of how we can accept payments on our site for your products… all the documentation I’ve been able to find suggests you need to add your products to their marketplace first… which makes our custom packages and variable pricing a bit problematic.

So again, if anyone has an example for me of how they are accepting ORU payments, please send a link and I’ll get this set up asap!

Thanks in advance for your help!


Alternate Payment Options

4 thoughts on “Alternate Payment Options

  • March 4, 2019 at 3:57 pm


    I’m not sure but the 6 levels of referrals/advertisers just might trigger a problem with PayPal. It looked like I had a problem with an advertiser trying to pay. I tried to contact them without a reply from them so I’m not sure what happened. I checked both my PayPal email and my Coin Payments ID and all seems ok. My back office shows that I have earned the commissions. I’m going to get hold of someone to test my payment processors so I can get some feedback. My PayPal is still ok

    Is Solid Pay Trust an option? I have an account but have not used it yet for any payments.

    I’m not sold on ORU because of the monthly cost. Someone would have to make $100 a month in commissions to bring the cost down to 5%. I would wait and see how the sales go. I’m thinking a lot of people will quit ORU if they don’t make near that $100 a month.

    • March 14, 2019 at 7:53 am

      Hi Len, our ‘multiple-levels’ are for traffic only… there’s no payments involved… so that shouldn’t be an issue with PayPal. Though nothing would surprise me at this stage. STP was one of my earlier choices but having issues as they want to review and approve every merchants’ payment buttons, which makes it problematic for me to host buttons for you. Waiting on a response from their support people so might be close to a resolution. I tend to agree with you on Oru… get the feeling the sign-up commissions are more appealing than the actual product for most people, but I’ve signed up and paid the fees to test it out, but having a few issues getting that set up as well… can do it easily enough for myself, but harder to create a simple way to create payments to your accounts instead.

  • March 11, 2019 at 7:07 am

    Oru is a good choice! Also there is also Uphold, Maryanne Myers uses it on her sites. You may want to take a look at one of her sites to see.

    • March 14, 2019 at 7:58 am

      Thanks Jim, did look at this earlier, but had similar problems setting it up to accept payments on your behalf… will have another look as I’m seeing it a lot now, though it all changes when you want someone else to get the payments. Coinpayments and STP (mentioned above) are literally the only ones I’ve found with anything like PayPal’s payment buttons, so I’m hoping I can work something out with STP. The other option is to let you list any of the ‘direct payment options’, like Google, ApplyPay etc… but then you’ll need to check and approve payments manually, which kind of defeats the purpose, especially for these ‘small’ payments.


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