PayPal accepts Ringgit Malaysia and its Benefits to Malaysian PayPal Users

Beginning October 14, 2009, your PayPal account can accepts payments in Malaysian Ringgit (Ringgit Malaysia). Yes, I am being honest! It is time to celebrate!

As a result of this positive development, Malaysian PayPal users will benefit from the following activities allowed by PayPal and Bank Negara Malaysia:

  1. We can accept payments in Ringgit Malaysia on our websites or online stores (besides other foreign currencies).
  2. We can keep a separate PayPal balance in Ringgit Malaysia in our PayPal account without converting to another foreign currency like we have been doing for years!
  3. Withdraw PayPal funds to Malaysian bank accounts without any maximum limit. (This feature will be made available in due time)

The feature to allow withdrawal of PayPal funds to our Visa debit cards will be continued.

This is a much awaited news for Malaysian PayPal users and merchants who wants to accept and pay in Ringgit Malaysia. This news was first made known by PayPal through their policy update on October 14, 2009 which you can read here (Due to time zone difference, beginning October 15, 2009 in Malaysia).

Stay tune on this blog for more updates and detail information on this new development in Malaysia!

Maybankard Visa Debit E-commerce Leaflet

I have uploaded softcopies of the advertisement and leaflet on the recent enablement of e-commerce. Click on the links below to download them.

1. The Visa Debit card e-commerce advertisement: Download

2. Leaflet (inside) :

visa_debit_card_ecommerce_leaflet_inside

3. Leaflet (outside):

visa_debit_card_ecommerce_leaflet_outside

Add Maybank Visa Debit card to your PayPal Account

Maybank has confirmed here (item number 7) that we can add our Maybank Visa Debit card to PayPal.

Previously, I added my Public Bank Visa Electron to my PayPal Premier account.  Just this afternoon, I have successfully added my Maybank Visa Debit card to my personal PayPal account. Below are 3 steps to linking your card to PayPal.

Step 1 Link and Confirm Maybank Visa Debit Card with Paypal

Step 1. First, log into your PayPal account. In the “My Account” page, there is a “Notifications” box on your right. Click on the “Link and confirm my debit or credit card” link. [Read more →]

Maybank Visa Debit Card can be Used Online Now

I think we will be rejoicing soon.

Maybank Visa Debit card + PayPal = More money on Malaysian soil!

Raki and sorensen who are readers of this blog have notified me on a link in our respective Maybank2u account where we can register our Maybank Visa Debit card for online purpose including adding it to our PayPal account. I have also came across the noticy by Maybank here.

If you logged into your Maybank2u account, you will see the link “Maybankard Secure Online Shopping Registration” under the section “Utilities”. See the screenshot below.

Maybankard secure online shopping menu

I attempted to fill up the form [Read more →]

Payment Gateways at Redbox AirAsia

Today, RedBox AirAsia is launched. According to Business Times, AirAsia is targeting RM30 million revenue next year. It is billed as the world first’s low-cost courier service.

The site is delivered by SCICOM (MSC) Berhad and had 2 of AirAsia’s own online payment gateway integrated.

The gateways are:
a) AirAsia 3D Payment Services – to process Visa, MasterCard and Amex payments online.
b) AirAsia Direct Debit – mainly to process direct debit (online banking) transactions. At the moment, only Maybank2u is offered on the site while the other local banks’ online banking methods are not offered yet.

With the above integration, you can make online payments at RedBox for their courier services at anytime, anywhere. I guess the Redbox motto can be “Now Everyone Can Send”? Did I guess it wrongly? *lolz*

In the past, I have integrated AirAsia 3D Payment Services gateway for RedMegastore.com while in Neowave Sdn. Bhd.

On the other note, we have integrated Magento with Public Bank‘s payment gateway. For more information, you can visit Magento Connect. The USD pricing of the extension on that site is not the exact pricing in RM (obviously!) Don’t guess the conversion rate. :)