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Upwork as a billing platform?

alexandernovikov
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Alexander N Member Since: Dec 28, 2008
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So we have Direct contracts, that's a good step. Why don't make the next step forward? Let people just put "Pay through upwork" button on their websites which would charge a CC or Paypal and pass a payment with the same commission as a Direct contract?

 

I am looking for a billing platform for my software product (SaaS) and i find it kind of stupid that i have to even look for one..

petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Alexander N wrote:

Let people just put "Pay through upwork" button on their websites which would charge a CC or Paypal and pass a payment with the same commission as a Direct contract?

 

I am looking for a billing platform for my software product (SaaS) and i find it kind of stupid that i have to even look for one..


Upwork is a freelancing platform, not a Payment processor. Put a PayPal button instead.

alexandernovikov
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Alexander N Member Since: Dec 28, 2008
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That requires a separate legal entity to accept that payment, as my current ones are in jurisdictions where PayPal does not operate. And then a bank account for that legal entity. A process that can easily take $3-$5K and 3-5 months to get through.

petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Alexander N wrote:

That requires a separate legal entity to accept that payment, as my current ones are in jurisdictions where PayPal does not operate. And then a bank account for that legal entity. A process that can easily take $3-$5K and 3-5 months to get through.


OK. But still, considering Upwork is not a payment processor, I doubt they will become one to suit your particular circumstances 😉

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