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Getting paid without them knowing my (real) name

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by xtopzi, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. xtopzi

    xtopzi Regular Member

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    Hey all,

    I sell services to local US businesses over the phone and email. Now if I get them to pay through PayPal, they'll see who they're paying to (Dutch name, address, verified). What are some alternatives for this?

    So what I want is any service that says on the statement is them paying to either "mysite.com", "trans id XXX", "MySite.com LLC" .. whatever, as long as it doesn't reveal my pi.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to scam anyone. In fact, I would prefer buyer protection. I also give my buyers a money back guarantee for my services, would be nice if the vendor backed this (like paypal does).

    Sites like autherize.net look awesome, you can even take phone orders, but won't let you do this I think.

    EDIT: the payment site may know my real info no problem, just not the buyer.
     
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  2. esterm2010

    esterm2010 Junior Member

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    Upgrade your PayPal account to premier, you'll be fine
     
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  3. xtopzi

    xtopzi Regular Member

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    You sir, are awesome. I completely overlooked this and spent forever searching for payment alternatives online.
    Found out I already own a premier so I can make invoices and change the seller's details on them.

    +Rep added :)
     
  4. scorpion king

    scorpion king Senior Member

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    danailo Senior Member

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    You can create invoices in PP too.
     
  6. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

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    Regarding this, if you change the email to something you want your clients to see - make sure that when you add it to your PayPal, you make it your default email.

    Reason is, if you make email1@gmail.com be your default email, and email2@gmail.com your 'business' email that you sent to your clients - when they make a payment to email2@gmail.com, the PayPal receipt emailed to their email address will say "You have sent a payment of $XYZ to email1@gmail.com".

    At least, this is how it works for me and so I make sure to make the email I want to show everywhere be the 'default'.

    On another note, it's great to hear you're selling to US businesses while being in another country. Really good stuff!
     
  7. MrBeastsOnToast

    MrBeastsOnToast Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Quick question as im thinking of moving my offline venture to US clients too. How do you handle it when they ask about your accent/where you are from?
     
  8. scorpion king

    scorpion king Senior Member

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    Be real to your clients they will accept you. Most of the ppl in US know there stuffs comes from another country, as long you provide good product and service you are good to go.
     
  9. Porcupine

    Porcupine Newbie

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    Why go through all this trouble! I don't think that will make clients change their mind about whathever they agreed to buy. I think the best thing is always to stay yourself.

    Audray
     
  10. Tangee

    Tangee Junior Member

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    Do you suggest putting a fake name on the invoice then?
     
  11. dumbfox

    dumbfox Newbie

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    He's got privacy concerns. I spent most of the time yesterday looking for the exact same thing. I'm very skeptical allowing my name floating online.
    Once I bought an inverter off a guy who would later start sending me scores of junk mail. I did a deep google search, found and blasted him on Facebook.