This post is a beginners guide to a number of people who needs to know about skrill. Maybe you are one of the people who have some of the questions that I come across almost on daily bases. So without wasting time lets jump right into it.
What is skrill.com
Before I explain how people use skrill in Zimbabwe lets look at what skrill is all about. Please note that this article will. In other terms it’s more like walking into a shop and ask if they accept USD as a payment method. Same goes with skrill, there are many websites that accept skrill as a payment method.Skrill works almost similar like what paypal does you can read about paypal here I wrote an article about paypal. So in short Skrill is an online payment method that is used to send or receive money. You can pay for a service or send family or friend money via skrill. All this is done via skrill website or the mobile app. Personally, I prefer using the website though I use both.
Who uses skrill in Zimbabwe
THough this is a bit difficult to answer I will mention a few groups of people who are actively using skrill I am sure this will not be all. It’s more like asking a question like who uses has a bank account?. So here are a few examples.
- webmasters : I run a website that creates websites for clients and when I purchase hosting I use skrill as the payment method because the company I buy hosting from accepting skrill as the payment method.
- Forex and binary traders in Zimbabwe: A number of online traders use skrill to deposit money and withdraw money from brokers like hot-forex , or binary and so on
- Sending money to family and relatives
- The list goes on like I said I won’t be able to tell who uses skrill many use it for different purposes.
How to get a skrill account
You can open a Skrill account from their website www.skrill.com. Opening an account is super easy. Its just like how you open your Facebook account or creating an account on any website and its free to create an account. Once you have created an account make sure you go to setting and get your account verified. Getting your account verified means uploading your proof of residence and your ID. This process will increase the limit amount that you can send and receive on skrill. I highly recommend that you get verified.
How to deposit and withdraw from skrill
In most cases, Skrill works well with visa card. If you live in Zimbabwe you may agree with me that what can be working today may not work another day. You may need to check with your bank and ask if they issue visa cards for online purchases and to receive money into your visa card. If they say yes then you may need to do a test deposit on what you need to do be it deposit or withdrawal. The process if super simple though it can be confusing at the beginning. Once you have done the withdrawal the money will reflect in your account. Another method that can save on charges is a peer to peer exchange this is where by you talk to a friend who need to withdraw money from skrill and you give them hard cash and they pay what ever you need with skrill. You ay want to do this with people you like, know and trust.
Is it safe to use skrill
I have used skrill for a number of years now with no issues all you have to do is to make sure you always check the green lock for security and also use skrill according to their terms and conditions. SKrill has great support should you get stuck you can get in touch with skrill support team.
Did I miss out anything in this article?
I may have missed out maybe your burning question about skrill please leave a comment below I will be more than happy to assist. One of the things you can do as well with skrill is to buy bitcoin using skrill. You may also want to check out one of my training on bitcoin here I covered how to use skrill in step by step video.