Which payment methods or local currencies does Shipito support?
The payment methods we offer may vary depending on your location. We accept payments via major credit cards, PayPal, Bitcoin, Wire transfer, QiWi (Russia) and Boleto (Brazil). We do not accept cash payments at anytime, even for local pickup
Processing times vary per payment method. Most credit card, PayPal and Bitcoin payments will be processed immediately but some transactions may take 15 minutes or a few hours. Wire transfer and Boleto Bancario payments take 5-7 days to be processed.
We ask that you allow a few hours for your payment to appear on your Shipito account but most payments are posted within minutes. If after few hours your payment is still not showing on your account, please submit a support ticket with the following information:
- Paypal - Please provide us with the unique transaction ID.
- Credit Card - Please provide us with the first six and last four digits of the card used. For your safety, DO NOT send your full credit card number.
- Bitcoin - Please provide us with the date and amount deposited in USD along with the Shipito order number.
- Wire Transfer - Please provide us with the wire transfer receipt or the name the wire transfer was made under, the amount deposited in USD and the date of the wire transfer.
- Boleto Bancario - Please provide us with the deposit receipt showing proof of payment, the deposit date and the amount.
- Other Payment Methods - Submit a support ticket for further assistance.
The most common reason for credit card decline is that the card provider is blocking international payments. First verify with your bank or card provider that they allow international payments. Please also verify that the billing address on your account is correct. If you continue to receive an error message, please take a screen shot and submit a support ticket through your account. For your safety, DO NOT include your full credit card number.
If your account is new, with no packages or pending assisted purchases, you can only make a deposit via wire transfer or Bitcoin. Once we receive your first package or you create an assisted purchase request, you will be able to make a payment using additional methods. We require a minimum of $5 USD per deposit.
There are two ways to make a payment through your account. Both options appear in your “Account Balance” window. You can either click the Pay Link next to your Total amount due; Or you can click on add next to your Remaining deposit.
When you click add or pay, a payment screen will appear. The payment process contains 3 simple steps:
First select the amount you wish to pay. It will be auto-populated with the amount due, but you may choose to add more. The minimum amount is $5. Second, you’ll need to select your payment method.
Wire Transfer — This method is only available for amounts over $50. Please be aware that additional bank fees of $16 apply for all wire transfer payments. The payment instructions will be displayed on the screen. Keep in mind that we do not accept payments from third parties. If there are any discrepancies in the name, address, postal code, or any of the payment information entered, we will ask for additional documentation for verification (Photo ID, copies of card, etc.).
Credit Card — Simply enter your credit card number and the billing information.
PayPal — If you select this payment method you will be redirected to the PayPal website where you will need to confirm your payment. Please make sure that the name on the card or Paypal account matches the name on your Shipito account. If there is a middle initial or prefix or suffix, it has to be entered in the payment window and has to match the Shipito account. Also, the Paypal account info needs to be in English. Foreign characters cannot be translated by our system, and will cause the payment to be held until it is verified.
Bitcoin — Upon choosing this option, you will be redirected to Bitpay. There are no spending limits when paying with Bitcoin. Usually it takes about one hour for your deposit to be in your Shipito account. However, in some cases, it might take up to 24 hours for the payment to clear. You will get 4.3% bonus to all deposits paid by Bitcoin.
In some cases, you may notice a payment is debited from your credit card, but not reflected in your account. That happens if the credit card processing company placed your funds on hold for security reasons while they verify the payment. The process takes two to three business days, after which the funds are either transmitted to us or returned to the card depending on the results of their investigation.
Sometimes the system will display an error message when trying to make a payment. That is also because the credit card processing company found a discrepancy with the payment. We recommend either using a different card or contacting your bank about the issue. We cannot manually process a card that is being refused by the system.
No, you do not need to add a deposit before the package arrives. Once the package arrives and you are ready to ship it out, you can add a deposit.