Payment Methods and Ad Networks. Looking for the Best Match

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There are hundreds of payment methods available today. Some of them might suit you better, others not so much. 

Besides, there are new clients who sometimes don’t know which payment systems work with which ad network. Or which of those hundreds of methods to choose. 

In this post, we’ve gathered all the up-to-date information on the payment methods supported by the ad networks AdSpyglass works with. 

Top 5 payout methods

We’ve recently made research and found out that every second ad network issues payouts via Paxum and every third network uses Bitcoin. The research allows us to safely say these 5 payment methods are the most popular among the ad networks AdSpyglass works with. 

PayPal

PayPal is one of the most popular online payment systems in the world. It makes sending and receiving money easy and straightforward. And you don’t need to share your financial information with third parties which makes it very secure. All you need to do to receive funds via PayPal is link your bank card with the system. These are the main reasons why PayPal is supported by most of the ad networks. 

The countries it works in

PayPal is available in over 200 countries and works with over 25 currencies. You can find the full list of the countries here. Make sure to read the information on your country carefully, in some places PayPal is available to send payments only, receiving funds to an account is not possible in those countries. 

Please note – PayPal recently announced it will stop working in Russia. 

Fees and commissions

*74% of surveyed ad networks worldwide use PayPal for payouts

Full list of PayPal fees and commissions for various transactions can be found here

Verification process

PayPal will ask you to provide documentation to prove your address. Usually, they ask for a copy of a recently paid utility bill. 

Another thing you need to activate your PayPal account is a verified bank account or credit card. The verification of the bank info is quite simple, the system will provide you with all the details. 

The whole verification process might take 3-5 business days. 

Pros and Cons

conspros
5% fee on transactions within the PayPal system,
which is huge 
Many ad networks reduce the fee to 2%,
and some even pay it themselves 
unfavorable exchange rateno fee for withdrawal to a local bank account
slow and inadequate customer supportcan be used to buy stuff online
they can freeze your balance for all sorts of reasons,
unfreezing it will take quite a lot of effort
available almost everywhere,
so almost everyone is familiar with it

Overall, PayPal is considered to be an expensive yet very convenient choice for payouts.  

Payoneer

Payoneer is another immensely popular payment method that allows sending and receiving funds without sharing any sensitive information. Payoneer is a worldwide Member Service Provider of Mastercard. This means you can have a Payoneer prepaid card issued for you. The platform allows withdrawing money directly via a debit card, sending and receiving funds internationally and locally.   

The countries it works in

Payoneer is a global payment service, it works in over 200 countries worldwide and allows to receive local bank transfers from the US, UK, EU, Japan, Canada, Australia, and Mexico. 

Please note – Payoneer has recently suspended the ability for new customers in Russia to use their services.

Fees and commissions

*38% of surveyed ad networks worldwide use Payoneer for payouts

Full list of Payoneer fees and commissions for various transactions can be found here.

Verification process

Verification in Payoneer is straightforward. All you need to do is provide your documents and proof of address if requested. The process usually takes a couple of business days. 

Pros and Cons

conspros
annual account fee of $29.95 for most accountstransfers within the Payoneer system are free
withdrawal fee from $1.5 to up to 2%
off the transaction amount
you can get a prepaid card

Overall, Payoneer is a good choice if you need to regularly pay for goods and services within the Payoneer system. 

Paxum

Paxum is an e-wallet solution with a very fast and straightforward account creation process. All you need to do to start receiving and sending money via Paxum is fill out an online form and provide your documents. The account will be up and running within 24 hours max. There are a number of ways to work with your funds in Paxum – wire transfers to and from your Paxum account, EFT transfers to over 50 countries in over 20 currencies, p2p transfers from other Paxum accounts, electronic transfers, funding MasterCard cards and UnionPay cards worldwide, and using a Paxum prepaid card. 

The countries it works in

Paxum is available worldwide. If you are not sure you will be able to receive funds via Paxum to your country of residence make sure to contact their customer support. 

Fees and commissions 

*60% of surveyed ad networks worldwide use Paxum for payouts

Full list of Paxum fees and commissions for various transactions can be found here.

Verification process

Just like PayPal and Payoneer, Paxum requires you to go through a short verification process. They will ask for a copy of your ID with a picture and proof of address. The verification process takes up to one week.

Pros and Cons

conspros
you can send funds from Paxum only
to your own bank accounts
cheap p2p transfer to other Paxum users
you can get a prepaid Paxum card

Paxum is a cheaper choice. And if you think you might get banned by PayPal, Paxum is definitely the best option. 

Wire transfer 

The good old bank-to-bank (wire transfer) transaction is still a very popular way of receiving payouts from ad networks. It is not as convenient as the modern online payment methods. But a lot of people choose it simply because it is a sure and familiar payment method. 

The countries it works in

Obviously, wire transfer is available in any country where there is a bank. So there are no limits to it when it comes to availability in your country. Though due to the current situation and the sanctions placed on many Russian banks there might be issues with sending and receiving funds there. Check with your bank if you can receive incoming payments from the ad networks this way. 

Fees and commissions 

*87% of surveyed ad networks worldwide use Wire transfer for payouts

Please refer to your bank for information on the fees and commissions.
Verification process

The verification process is up to your bank. 

Pros and Cons

conspros
it might take a couple of days
to process your payout
familiar method
Commission fees for receiving
funds are high
direct payments to your bank
you’ll have to share your financial
information with third parties

Crypto


In the last few years, crypto has firmly integrated itself into the world of online payments. It is the most secure way of sending and receiving funds. Yes, for a beginner it is not as straightforward as getting payments to PayPal, for example. But more and more people are getting familiar with it and we are pretty sure crypto will surpass PayPal’s popularity in the upcoming years. 

The most popular cryptocurrencies in the digital advertising field are Bitcoin (BTC), Tether (USDT), and Ethereum (ETH).

The countries it works in

Crypto itself has no limitations when it comes to countries, you can send and receive the coins wherever you are. But converting them into national currencies can be a problem. For example, some of the previously available exchange platforms are not working in Russia anymore. 

Fees and commissions 

*34% of surveyed ad networks worldwide use Bitcoin for payouts

Please check with the exchange platform you use for more information on the fees and commissions.

Verification process

Every exchange platform has a verification process of its own. Usually, it is a pretty standard request to provide your id with a photo and proof of address.  

Pros and Cons

conspros
BTC exchange rate is very unstablepopular method
cases of stollen coins and wallets are
numerous and neverending
easy registration
fiscal authorities are wary of this payment method

This method will be the best choice for the tech-savvy and those who believe in saving money in crypto rather than in the traditional methods of accumulation.

Webmoney

If you look at the infographic at the beginning of this article you’ll see that Webmoney is 3rd by popularity. But the paragraph is called 5 top payment methods, not 6. There’s a reason for it. 

Webmoney is an international online payment settlement system established in Russia. It is a big player in the online payments field in countries like Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus. 

But due to the war in Ukraine, most of the ad networks stopped receiving funds from advertisers via Webmoney. They will still pay the payouts to the publishers if there’s any balance left.

We are pretty sure Webmoney will soon become obsolete. We thought you should be aware of this. 

A summary table of all ad networks and payment methods 

AdCash.comBitcoin, PayPal, Skrill, Webmoney, Wire
Adnium.comPaxum, Wire
AdsTerra.comBTC, Paxum, PayPal, USDT, Webmoney, Wire
AdSupply.comPaxum, PayPal, Wire
ADxXx.comPaxum, PayPal, Webmoney, Wire
BigClick.meCapitalist, Webmoney
BuyMedia.bizWebmoney
Clickadu.comBTC, Paxum, PayPal, USDT, Webmoney, Wire
Clickaine.comBTC, Paxum, PayPal, Webmoney, Wire
Evadav.comBTC, Capitalist, Ethereum, Paxum, Payoneer, PayPal, Skrill, Webmoney, Wire
ExoClick.comPaxum, PayPal, USDT, Webmoney, Wire, USDC
HilltopAds.comBTC, Capitalist, Epayservice, Paxum, Payoneer, USDT, Webmoney
InxyAds.comPaxum, Payoneer, PayPal, Wire
JuicyAds.comEpayservice, Paxum, PayPal, Wire
Mpay69.bizWebmoney
Plugrush.comCredit Card, Paxum, PayPal, Webmoney, Wire
PopCash.netBTC, Capitalist, Paxum, PayPal, Skrill, Webmoney, Wire
PropellerAds.comPaxum, Payoneer, PayPal, Skrill, Wire
Rivertraffic.comBTC, Epayservice, Paxum, Payoneer, USDT, Webmoney, Wire
TrafficForce.comPaxum, PayPal, Wire, Tipatti
TrafficHaus.comPaxum, PayPal, Wire
Traffichunt.comPaxum,Wire
TrafficShop.comBTC, Credit Card, Paxum, PayPal, USDT, Webmoney, Wire, QIWI
TrafficStars.comBTC, Epayservice, Paxum, PayPal, USDT, Wire, Cosmopay
Tubecorporate.com / ClickadillaBTC, Capitalist, Credit Card, Paxum, PayPal, Roboassa, Webmoney, Wire
TwinRed.comPaxum, PayPal, Wire

The ad networks change the available payment methods from time to time, so make sure to check with the network’s website if the payment method you need is still supported.

Which payment method should you go for?

Now that you know which payment methods are the most popular ones, how do you decide which one to choose? 

This decision largely depends on how comfortable you are with the withdrawal methods the payment platforms allow. Some of them might have too high fees for withdrawal, others won’t allow withdrawing to a credit card you prefer, third ones might have other restrictions you are not comfortable with. 

Plus you have to remember the terms and conditions of the platforms. PayPal, for example, is known for banning and blocking funds for users who are associated with adult websites. 

There’s also the issue of working with multiple ad networks and receiving payouts via multiple methods. Not a very convenient way. 

AdSpyglass has a great solution for that problem. If you work with ad networks through our Marketplace, we will receive your payouts and then pay you. And we support virtually every payment method there is: BTC, Capitalist, Paxum, Payoneer, PayPal, PayTM, QIWI, USDC (erc-20), USDT (erc-20), USDT (trc-20), WebMoney, Wire, ЮMoney.

So you can get all your money from all the networks you work with, via the one payment method that suits you best. We issue the payouts twice a month automatically. And whenever you need it manually. Naturally, you can have these manual payouts done in different methods. 

What if one of your favourite networks stops supporting the payment method you prefer? 

Adspyglass is integrated with over 35 networks you can chose from, and a lot more in the Marketplace, including direct advertisers from DSP. You can pick out a replacement network in line with your geo, ad format, and stream from the top ad networks. If you need help choosing ad networks here’s a guide. And you can always chat with our team of experts, they will happily help you set up work with the networks, receive payout in the most convenient way, and double your profits. 

To sum up

The world today is changing very fast. The war, the sanctions, the political situation all around the world, not to mention the neverending pandemic, all these factors immensely impact the business. The situation changes every day. So before you sign up for any payment method with an ad network, make sure to read all the available info on it. Check with their support, double check if they will provide the service you need.

FAQ 

What are the most popular payout methods used by ad networks? PayPal, Payoneer, Paxum, Wire, and crypto are the top payout methods supported by ad networks. 

Can I receive payouts from different ad networks via one payout method? Sure you can. Especially if you work with the networks through the AdSpyglass marketplace. 

How do I choose a payout method? This decision largely depends on how comfortable you are with the withdrawal methods the payment platforms allow and the fees they apply.

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