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Setting up your Redbubble account without Paypal doesn’t have to give you a headache!

So, you’ve got your designs up and they look awesome on your chosen products! But to get your Redbubble store open to the public, you have to select a payment method. Redbubble will ask for your PayPal or overseas bank account details. But this is no problem if you reside within the US, UK, Australia, or Europe. However DesignerMim is based in South Africa. Many colleagues have warned me that PayPal is not the most affordable option. I have a South African bank account only. However, if you bank with FNB perhaps PayPal is the best choice for you. It’s a seamless process and FNB are there to help you along the way. Having said that, I don’t bank with FNB. And from a profitability perspective, I had to find an alternative method to the mainstream system. So how do you get paid by Redbubble if you don’t have PayPal?

So what are the best options for Redbubble without PayPal?

As a result of learning how expensive PayPal is as a South African, I went about looking for a more affordable alternative. A few colleagues recommended numerous platforms which I explored. I am acutely aware that everyone’s needs and constraints are different. So have a look at the options below and decide for yourself whichever suits your individual needs. If you’ve found a different method that works for you please let me know in the comments below.

Top 3 South African-based platforms to choose from:

Top 3 international platforms to choose from:

So how do I get paid by Redbubble when I don’t use PayPal?

It’s simple. I chose Payoneer.

Firstly, Payoneer is straightforward to set up and pretty simple to link to your Redbubble account. In addition if you have an account with Payoneer, you automatically get access to several international bank accounts. This means you can invoice in multiple currencies! Awesome hey? Therefore, you will receive international payments from Redbubble via Payoneer. You just open an account with Payoneer, link it to your local bank account, link it to Redbubble, and viola, you’re up and running. Well, kinda. See my clear steps below! Finally, if you want to find out more info, please go via my share-with-a-friend link: step this way. Alternatively, check out their official web addy which is: https://www.payoneer.com

Get paid by Redbubble (no PayPal)

How to Get Paid by Redbubble with Payoneer

  1. Open an Account with Payoneer

    Go to the Payoneer website and click ‘Register’.

  2. Registration

    Choose which entity best reflects your needs. For this exercise we’re registering as a Freelancer.

  3. Capture Your Info

    Full name
    Email
    DOB

  4. Username & Password

    Your Payoneer username is the email address you provided. Now choose a password. Make sure its secure, this is banking after all. You’ll be prompted to confirm your new password.

  5. Banking Details

    Add the banking details you want associated to your account.
    Choose the currency you want to be paid in.

  6. Confirm Payoneer Account Details

    You will receive a mail from Payoneer asking you to confirm your details. You will be redirected to their site, where you need to double check your details, and agree to their T’s and C’s.

  7. Bank Confirmation

    Payoneer runs a banking check to ensure all details are correct. They will also check to see if you’re eligible for the Payoneer Prepaid MasterCard.

  8. Go to your Redbubble Account Dashboard

    Choose which currency you want your Redbubble payments to be paid into. You will be paid into an ACH bank account, so make sure you choose the banking option.

  9. Enter your Payoneer Account Details

    Enter the chosen currency account details into the appropriate sections. To make sure your details are captured correctly, use Payoneer’s handy copy tool to grab your banking details without any hassle.

  10. Confirm and Save

    Double check you have selected the correct options and ensure your details are accurate. Once you’re sure, click save at the bottom of the page. And you’re done!

Hey presto, you’re ready to sell!

digital illustration of dog running happily on mountain, dog is in a painterly style, with shadow, mountain and sky in bold blocks of colour by DesignerMim
And just like that, you can smile again!
‘Mountain Dog’ Digital Illustration by DesignerMim.

Lastly, have a browse and let me know what you think!

  1. Have you seen my shopping platforms? You can find them all here.
  2. Have you had a look at my Redbubble shop? Which is your favourite?

Are you sorted?

So did that help you? Did you learn something new? Do you have any questions? I’d love to hear what you think! Let me know in the comments below, or pop me a mail. Above all, please be honest, if you have a better solution, please do tell me. I’m all about authenticity and being genuine. But also being kind. So please don’t be mean. I’m all ears to your experience. I’m keen to learn, grow and continue evolving!

Bye for now,

Miriam.

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