AlertPay is an electronic payment service that enables account holders to send and receive payments over the internet. AlertPay offers a great payment solution for merchants. Your customers can easily pay for goods and services at your online store, website, even email with credit/debit card or with their AlertPay e-wallet. In addition, AlertPay has members in over 190 countries giving you access to a global market.
Selling online via AlertPay is as simple as opening an AlertPay Personal Pro or AlertPay business accounts. Once you open any of these two AlertPay account, you can start selling with AlertPay immediately. Here are a few benefits that merchants may derive by using AlertPay as their payment processor.
easily receive secure payments online
Once you open an AlertPay Personal Pro or Business accounts, you can easily receive payments online. AlertPay payment buttons can be added to a website or an email to enable clients or customers to easily pay for products and services. It is very easy to create an AlertPay payment button. Just fill a form to generate a code automatically, then copy and paste code to your website or email. AlertPay offers a Buy Now button for one time payments and a subscription button for recurring payment so you can easily choose the button that best meets your need.
The AlertPay payment button provides you with an easy solution for receiving payments online, however when you need a more powerful ecommerce application or you have a wide range of products and services and require shopping cart integration, then the simple AlertPay button may not be enough. In such a situation, you can easily integrate AlertPay with compatible shopping carts. There are many third-party shopping cart modules that will allow you to accept easy and secure payments through AlertPay. AlertPay has a few recommendations at their website to get you started. The system offers built-in fraud prevention to protect your transactions.
easily accept credit/debit card payments
AlertPay makes it easy to accept credit/debit card payments from your website. With the AlertPay payment button or an integrated shopping cart, your customers and clients can make instant payments with credit/debit card or AlertPay e-wallet for your products and services. Accepting credit/debit card payment via AlertPay will encourage buyers to make payments since AlertPay is a more trusted brand. Consumers are very cautious when using credit cards online because the rate of credit card fraud. Hence they are less likely to make payment with credit/debit if you are not a well known online merchant. With a more recognized brand like AlertPay handling your payments, customers may be more disposed to payment with credit/debit cards. Hence more credit/debit card sales are likely to be generated via AlertPay than without it.
A large number of potential customers (global payment)
AlertPay currently has members in over 190 countries including Nigeria. AlertPay is also one of a few electronic payment solutions available to people without credit/debit cards or people that live in countries where credit/debit cards are very hard to come by. AlertPay also has the advantage that your customers can also pay with credit/debit card if they have one. This gives you access to a market that runs into billions of potential users. The ease with which an AlertPay account can be opened and funded and the reasonable transaction costs makes AlertPay very popular for consumers. AlertPay electronic payment system is available to anyone with an internet access and an email address. Accepting AlertPay as a payment channel, for your products/services will give you access to a huge global audience.
easily withdraw your funds
There is no point making money online, if you cannot easily withdraw it to take care of your personal needs. AlertPay provide a number of ways for you to withdraw funds from your e-wallet. You can request for a cheque from AlertPay, which you can cash at your local bank in your country. If that will take too long, AlertPay also accepts withdrawals of your funds through a bank transfer or a bank wire, which will take two to five business days. In addition, if you add a debit/credit card (Visa/MasterCard) to your account, you can even withdraw funds from your AlertPay e-wallet to your credit/debit card. Direct bank deposit is available in 46 countries. However, AlertPay does not support direct bank deposit for Nigeria.
An option that may make sense when you are withdrawing a little amount of fund, is to use the services of independent e-currency exchangers to withdraw funds from your AlertPay account. AlertPay currently has six recognised exchangers and advises you to use only their services. Unfortunately none of them is based in Nigeria so you may not be able to receive direct deposit into your bank account from them in Nigeria. Some of them do not even offer any form of bank deposit but only exchange your AlertPay fund with another e-currency like Liberty Reserve. The route that account holders in Nigeria normally use to withdraw funds from AlertPay is to use the services of the recognised AlertPay exchanger to convert their AlertPay funds to Liberty Reserve and then using the service of a recognised Liberty Reserve exchanger to exchange Liberty Reserve to Naira deposit at their local bank in Nigeria.
As a merchant it is recommended you open an AlertPay Personal Pro or AlertPay Business Pro accounts. These two AlertPay accounts are free and make it easier to sell online. If you want to use a business name, the AlertPay Business account is recommended.
Need more information? Visit the AlertPay website for more information.
- AlertPay website
- AlertPay FAQ page
- Shopping with AlertPay
- AlertPay Transaction fees
- Guide to accepting AlertPay online
- AlertPay Recommended Shopping Carts