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On behalf of a client, I frequently make payments to people outside of the US. This month I noticed that PayPal raised their rates dramatically. For some countries, the minimum is $2.99. Is there a less expensive way?

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I'm not familiar with anything else to recommend. No one likes fees but they are an unavoidable business expense. I do hope you are using your client's PayPal to make these payments though? 

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Hi Danielle,

Thanks for the reply. I am using my client's PayPal account--my husband's. 🙂

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Hi @sherio. I agree with Tawnya and Danielle that these are part of business, but on the other hand, I agree PayPal has gone too far with the fees. If you are sending money to somebody  - for example an outsourcer  - pay as a service not as a "friend". That way you are a) not the one stuck with the fee for sending and b) protected by PayPal.

If you are receiving money, you could try Stripe but this does mean the payer has to use a credit card.  

PS I was also feeling annoyed with PayPal so asked around at other options such as Transferwise, GoCardless and Stripe.

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Thank you, Mark. If you find another alternative, please let me know.

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