Receiving money through PayPal in Nigeria
Receiving money through PayPal in Nigeria

If you are an online entrepreneur in Nigeria or any country that is not permitted to operate PayPal account, then this article is for you. Most people are unable to succeed in their online businesses because of how they can receive online payment for services they render.
I was one of those Nigerian guys who were so serious to make legitimate cash online. But payment process prevented me from succeeding until a friend linked me to a company that offers payment delivery services.
If you offer any service online or sell products, you need an easy payment mode that your customers can easily pay through. Payment system may depend your kind of customer and the services you render. However, no matter the kind of services you render or whoever your customer is, there are practical ways through which you can be paid into your local bank account.


These could be through E-payments, like E-gold, suitable for small cash transfer; Credit cards, such as MasterCard, Visa Card, suitable for any amount; Wire transfer like local bank to foreign correspondent bank is good for huge cash transfer and paper cheque usually through mailing to your address.
But, this is not what I want to let you know. I want to lead you to knowledge on how you can receive money paid in by your customers into your local bank account through PayPal.
NOTE: IF ANYBODY WHO TELLS YOU THAT YOU CAN OPERATE PAYPAL ACCOUNT IN NIGERIA IS A LIAR AND WILL CHOP YOU MONEY. DO NOT FALL VICTIM.
I had a friend who opened with a different IP and in the end; he lost the money he made when his account was frozen. Forget about people who tell you they can open for you for 3,500 and the rest. The sure payment process I have used conveniently is through a payment delivery service company.
This payment delivery service is called Global Tax Network. This company is an international assignment tax services in several countries with different payment functions and your brothers as staff. It is not my duty to market this company but to let you know how you can benefit from verified PayPal payment delivery services this company offers.
How does it work? If you have a particular amount you want to wire directly into your bank account here in Nigeria, you can contact them, they will tell you the percentage they will take and if you are comfortable with it, they will help you get the money across to you.
For your online business, you need to contact the company that you want their PayPal services and define that you want a verified payment id for your internet business. You will need to pay $75 for registration which will last for six months after which you will be expected to renew the account or forfeit use or will be charged high percentage for collection of payment subsequently.
THE CHALLENGE: The challenge is that this company opens a verified PayPal id and gives it to many of their clients. So, for you to actually claim your money, you need to tell your customers or clients for payment receipt which is PayPal email containing unique transaction id, date of payment and amount paid. They will use the receipt to confirm that the money belongs to you since they will receive the same from PayPal and once you send it to them; your money will be sent to your local bank after confirmation which can take just a day or two. The big problem here is that not many of your clients may be will to send this payment receipt to you. But if you’re a reliable professional, if you tell them that you need the receipt for book-keeping or payment confirmation, sure they send it to you.
This is a worthy payment collection method that I have used conveniently without any problem and it has helped my online reputation.
Good Luck.

Article was written for Haba Naija by Michael Valentine. You can discuss this article and other issues to do with online business in Naija at Haba Naija business forum.

By Haba Naija Admin

Temi Odurinde worked in domain name registration and web hosting industry for many years before becoming a web entrepreneur. He is passionate about web and mobile technologies. Temi contribute mainly to Haba Naija Internet and Technology sections. He has a BSc in Computing and Psychology, a postgraduate degree in Internet Technologies. Outside work, he love Oral Storytelling, long distance running and playing Volleyball.

7 thought on “How to receive payment through PayPal in Nigeria without problems”
  1. This is such a nice and helpful post. But then again I may want to know more about the author or better still see his website where the paypal payment method is functional before I can trust the article. I’m sorry of I’m being cynical but the ways of Nigeria has taught me to be cautious.

  2. Thanks a lot for this post, it is really helpful. But I for one will like to know more about the author or better still have a link to see the website that has an operational pappal payment option. I’m sorry if I sound cynical but the ways of Nigeria has taught me to be cautious.

  3. I quite agree with you Adaobi, PayPal does not provide their services in Nigeria and one offering to provide you PayPal services in Nigeria cannot do so with the approval of PayPal.
    They can use their own PayPal account at another country to collect money on your behalf and forward it to you in Nigeria but that is probably not a very safe way to run a business.

  4. I wounder when Paypal will come to Nigeria, people that do good and legitimate business online are really missing the service of paypal in Nigeria. I am one of the people that is missing the service of Paypal in Nigeria, thanks for the article, I hope Nigerians will have a good alternative for Paypal one day, if they refuse to allow us benefit from there service.

  5. I doubt if PayPal will ever come to Nigeria, well, not any time soon any way. The basic infrastructure that underlines PayPal’s technology is not present in Nigeria.
    My question is why can’t technology entrepreneur in Nigeria create a PayPal like services to fulfil the role of PayPal in Nigeria?

  6. Since PayPal has some restrictions with Nigeria. Do you think getting a USA PayPal account from Auction Essistance be a good idea?

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