Before you read any further, please be aware that Moneybookers is now known as Skrill – click to see their new website.
I have been using Moneybookers aka Skrill since the start of year 2006 and have nothing to complain about in contrast to PayPal – I recently read many complaints on the net regarding Paypal. Just google for it..Anyway, I have two reasons to justify the title of this post:
1) The lateness of the arrival of PayPal to some countries unlike Skill (Moneybookers).
In some countries PayPal has just arrived. This includes Mauritius. If I’m not mistaken we were added in May 2007. But Skill aka Moneybookers was always available to Mauritians – I estimate since some 4 to 5 years back before PayPal comes!
2) With PayPal there’s only one option available
From Mauritius (and some others too), the ONLY thing that IS possible, is you can JUST upload money to PayPal via Credit Card and send payments! That’s all!
The following options are currently not available:
– request payment
– upload funds via local bank – bank wires (available only to local American Banks)
– accept payment either from business, deals or donations
Moneybookers, now known as Skrill, on the other hand allows a wide range of options.
Moneybookers / Skrill is a good payment processing system which is becoming increasing popular day by day among so many companies and money making sites. By now, I have seen many Mauritian opting for Skrill (Moneybookers) due to the restrictions detailed in “reason 2” above. I would recommend Skrill (previously known as Moneybookers) to anyone who wants to have a payment processor on the net (at least you should definitely keep it handy)
Its support system is good too, I’ll rate them a (9/10). I had many initial questions and queries, they responded to me in a delay of 2days (that’s why I gave only 9). Else, they are very polite, to the point and explains your confusions in a very well detailed manner!
– Some facts –
=> I have successfully uploaded money from my local bank to Skrill aka Moneybookers via bank wire – It took me a bit less than 48hrs (2 days).
=> You can also withdraw money from your Skrill / Moneybookers account to your local bank! This also takes 2 days!
=> Skrill offers 3 types of verification (unlike PayPal). As and when you make those verification, your transaction limit is increased!
– The verification types are: –
1) By requesting a postal letter to be sent to your home address – (Worked fine! Letters reached me in a 5 days’ time)
2) By uploading any amount of money via credit cards – (Worked fine!)
3) By uploading any amount of money from your local bank – bank wire! (Worked fine!)
Join SKRILL aka Moneybookers Now (Click Me!) and enjoy shopping and business on the net safely!
Note: You are also paid a referral bonus! Is this not cool?
– Donation Buttons –
=> Donation button are not available as a customized form, but they give details about you can customize your own donation button (or gateways in case of a business) yourself. This was pretty easy to do, as you can see on .
You would also like to have a look at my previous post on “E-Gold – My perspectives!”