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    Problem Shopping with PayPal in India? Here’s a Solution

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    PayPal is one of the most popular payment gateway system for Indian freelancers, but they comes with lots of restrictions. You can’t send PayPal payment from one Indian PayPal user to another one, you can’t use PayPal money for buying stuff, and there is lot more restrictions like adding your Pan Card and others. I’m calling it restrictions, because earlier there was no such rules, and an Indian blogger or freelancer can easily use PayPal money for buying, and there was very fewer limitations.

    PayPal is a preferred Payment system internationally, and you can easily make most of the online Payment using PayPal. Specially, all the blogging tools/services sold online, prefer PayPal or credit card for payment.

    I will not concentrate over the topic of transferring money to your account through PayPal I am here with a tip to solve the problem while purchasing any product(foreign product specially) through PayPal  which many people would have faced in India and in those countries as well whose currency is not supported by PayPal network.

    Below PayPal trick would be helpful for Indian bloggers, Freelancers, young entrepreneurs who are willing to start a blog or website with web hosting companies like BlueHost or any other hosting company which support PayPal network.

    Note: Here I would be discussing with using “Indian Currency” word but the steps may apply to other currencies also which are not supported by PayPal.

    Problem while Paying Foreign merchant through PayPal

    In the recent days I came across with a problem while purchasing few software and plugin for my Blog through a merchant who supported PayPal payment gateway.When i was ready with everything and clicked to Pay it showed a message “We were unable to authorize your Payment, try with another card“.

    I’m from India, and I used AXIS bank debit card to verify my PayPal account. I searched for the issue in Google but didn’t find any exact answer or solutions, then I contacted PayPal they said “Contact your bank as they are not providing us access to transact money.”and Bank said “PayPal doesn’t support verified by visa/master secure code , so we can’t allow the payment”.

    I didn’t lose hope I searched a lot in internet as I was knowing many would be having this problem and finally I got a small help in some forum through comments and used my mind too and got problem solved.

    How PayPal will accept Payment(Trick which is the title of this post)

    Before proceeding with the steps below note down one important thing that you need to have a registered email ID(new ones can sign up here.) with PayPal and then register your credit/debit card in PayPal and they will verify it at the earliest.

    • Proceed with PayPal Payment Gateway while you are purchasing any product.
    • Change the default Indian currency to USD or any other currency which PayPal supports but don’t change your country name it must be India only.(see the image below)

    paypal Problem Shopping with PayPal in India? Heres a Solution

    • Sign in with your PayPal account
    • You will be seeing the cost of product and few details about your PayPal account like, Registered card and email Id.(See Image below.)

    PAY PAYPAL 55 Problem Shopping with PayPal in India? Heres a Solution

    • Now don’t be in hurry to press the Pay tab.
    • Select other conversion option and select the tabBill me in the currency listed in seller’s invoice.(see screenshots below)

    PAYPAL 2 Problem Shopping with PayPal in India? Heres a Solution

    BILL ME Problem Shopping with PayPal in India? Heres a Solution

    • Click submit button and you will be directed to the same payment page but this time currency listed will be in US dollars or the currency which merchant bills.

    PAY PAYPAL Problem Shopping with PayPal in India? Heres a Solution

    • Press the “Pay Now” tab and your payment will be accepted.

    So the above was the procedure if you face this type of problem while paying with PayPal and I want to tell you this method works because PayPal doesn’t support Indian Currency and it may work with other currencies as well which are not supported by PayPal and it was the biggest mistake of mine that i was proceeding my PayPal transaction using Indian currency.

    This was a guest post by Nimish Kumar who is the author of Nation Story a political and tech news blog. If you would like to write for ShoutMeLoud, check ShoutMeLoud guest posting guidelines.

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    kevin

    I had this problem 1 year before and solved in same way ,you written here ..look even customer support of Axis don’t know about it ..I wonder how they recruit people and they have great degrees ..ha ha

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    Nizam Khan

    Excellent and very useful post. You have explained it very clearly and this will be indeed very helpful for bloggers/webmasters. I too faced this problem couple of times and was not able to proceed to payment, so now I know what’s the issue. So, we can’t pay in Indian currency as Indian currency is not supported by PayPal. Now with this procedure, we can convert Indian Currency to seller’s invoice by selecting other conversion option and then we can proceed to payment. Thanks a lot Nimish for sharing this info and tweeted :)

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    Nimish

    Thanks for your comment Nizam.

    I think this trick will be helpful to many people.

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    nimish kumar

    Thanks for your comment Nizam.

    I think this trick will be helpful to many people.

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    Jit Dutta

    Very accurate and helpful info. As soon as I visit this article I try it myself for buying a theme from themify. I have been trying since last one month with paypal. But today I am able to buy it. Thank you very much. What a brilliant sharing… Grateful to you.

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    Nimish

    Happy to help Jit and thanks for your appreciation as well I congratulate you for your new theme :)

    Consider liking my blog :)

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    nimish kumar

    Happy to help Jit and thanks for your appreciation as well I congratulate you for your new theme :)

    Consider liking my blog :)

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    Kohinoor Dev Roy

    Dear Nimish,

    Your description was very detailed and clear but however the culture of online purchases will need time to grow in India in fact in many many parts of Asia .

    The primary concern is cyber security.

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    nimish kumar

    Ya I agree to you Mr. Roy but yes it will be better for all if the improvements an improvisations increase at a fast rate keeping security as priority option.

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    Harkunwar Singh Kochar

    I also have an Axis Bank Debit card and I was facing this problem a lot of times. Now whenever I’ll get this problem again, I’ll try to use your trick.
    Thanks

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    Amit W

    Thanks alot!! due do this trick.. i am able to transact on ebay.COM…!!!!

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    Sauna oboe

    Can you also say that this applies to all other debit cards-SBI,IOB?

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    Sonal Sinha

    Thank you so much you are a master/genius.

    I tried using entropay for payment and for the past few days i couldn’t pay or order from sites like fiverr.com which uses only paypal.

    Thank you once again.

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    Janmejai

    I don’t know if all the above commenter have really followed the trick or not,I can’t find the dates also…..But whenever i try to pay using this method,whenever i reach to paypal page and i click on other conversion option it redirects me to another page.
    I have Axis Debit card and it’s verified with paypal.

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