Alternatives to PayPal

ReznikReznik Registered User regular
I'm looking to put a donate button on a website I have so people can chip in to help with hosting costs. But if I use my existing PayPal account, people will see my full name, and I don't want that. PayPal doesn't seem to have any options for anonymity short of opening a Business account, which I don't want to do. Is there any other service that works about the same, but I don't need to expose my personal information? I'm in Canada so I'll need something Canuck friendly.

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  • zepherinzepherin Registered User regular
    Gofundme might be the best bet.

  • Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Surreal. Immersive. Earth.Registered User regular
  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Would paypal allow you a second account just for the site? And/or could you just make a new paypal account for the site with a name of your choice?

    Steam! Battlenet:Wisemantobes#1508
  • ReznikReznik Registered User regular
    As far as I understand it, I would need to open a business account with PayPal. I looked into it, but it asks a bunch of questions about the nature of the business etc. which this site decidedly is not, and I really don't want to put in the effort of lying because PayPal can shut down accounts for any reason they see fit. I believe I would run into the same risk if I tried to open a second account that was normal but with a fake name. (Someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, this is just the impression I got from Googling the problem).

    Ko-fi looks like it might be what I'm looking for. I'll investigate a little further.

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  • bealefaybealefay Registered User new member
    payoneer?

    8-)
  • asofyeunasofyeun Registered User regular
    You could also try Patreon as a kind of tip jar, too.

    TofystedethDrovek
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