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13 Months with Payoneer for Merchant Account on Google Play

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by tapaulo, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. tapaulo

    tapaulo Newbie

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    Im an android developer from Uganda and as you may know, Google Play Merchant accounts are not available for developers here, I was thus missing out on alot of potential money from In App Purchases and Paid Apps.
    That was 13 months ago, until I discovered payoneer, im sure alot of you have heard of it let alone have accounts on it as well, but the gist of their service is once your identity is verified (passport or national ID scans) they ship you a prepaid master card debit card and give you an American Bank Account along with it's details.

    Once I had all this set up, I simply created a Merchant Google Play Account, stating I lived in the US, created some random Address in California, filled in some Tax and legal forms, I don't remember everything that well but once my account was up and running I was able to integrate In App purchases into my apps.

    Obviously Payoneer used money to create and ship you your card, so once you do get some money deposited onto your American Account, they'll deduct about 15$ last time I checked, once thats done, they'll charge you 1% of every deposit you receive and also charge 3$ on every withdrawal you make from a compatible ATM worldwide. However, you can also make online transactions like a regular credit card and the charge is about 1$

    I've used the service all this time and had no issues from Google Play, every 16th my card is loaded with last month's previous Google Play Revenues.
    I hope this helps someone out there in the same predicament
     
  2. M4XW3LL

    M4XW3LL Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    A lot of people here use Payoneer, and there's an official thread here from their staff members.
    This could be useful for people who have the same situation as you regarding Google Merchant Accounts, so nice share.
     
  3. T2tkid

    T2tkid Elite Member

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    Am also using Payoneer and I enjoy their service. Like the above ^ they also have an official thread here.
    With Payoneer, I am able to withdraw my amazon earnings, I don't need to wait for my checks to be sent and wait for another 30+ days for it to clear.
     
  4. pseudonym

    pseudonym Regular Member

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    payoneer, man. i'd almost say it saves lives, haha. i have a card as well
     
  5. WhiteHatz

    WhiteHatz Newbie

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    Me too use Payoneer card, it is very good
     
  6. wisdomkid

    wisdomkid Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Thanks for this tips. Hardly does a new member publish helpful post here any longer.

    Thanks a lot for this information, though am currently using Payoneer, there are still hundreds of people who will find this helpful. Most especially in continents like Africa and Asia
     
  7. pseudonym

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    precisely. mine is china-issued