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Skrill is a British Money Service Business based in London. The company was founded in 2001 under the name of Moneybookers. In 2010, the company was renamed Skrill.
Originally, Skrill was a prepaid system: anyone who wanted to make a payment via Skrill had to transfer money to his Skrill account in advance. Nowadays, a change took place and online payments can now also be made without first charging the customer’s Skrill account.
Skrill charges no fee to pay retailers that accept Skrill wallet. Individuals can receive money at no charge. Loading money onto Skrill wallet is free with most payment methods. However, sending money to an email address or another Skrill wallet costs 1.45% of the amount sent. Merchants wishing to accept Skrill payment can easily request a quote with Paylobby.
You want to offer your customers the opportunity to pay for their purchases by Skrill? This is particularly easy and uncomplicated if you use a shop system for which an appropriate interface as already been developed. Skrill can be implemented through simple integration and offers, among other things, more than 20 local payment methods, enabling customers to offer their preferred payment methods to their customers. As an entrepreneur, you have the choice between a wallet solution and a hosted solution at Skrill. The Wallet solution can only be used by customers who have a Skrill account. The payments are simple and uncomplicated to make and optimized for mobile devices. This variant is particularly interesting for in-game and micropayments. Those who opt for the hosted solution can also receive Visa and MasterCard payments, as well as 20 local payment methods. Skrill is associated with more than 80 banks worldwide.
For retailers, Skrill is especially interesting when operating in markets where this method of payment is one of those preferred by customers. Currently, Skrill operates in nearly 200 countries, making it an attractive provider of digital payments around the world. Additionally, e-commerce merchants can choose to use Skrill as their payment service provider, which also offers card payments and other payment methods.
Among other things, the integration team of Skrill supports entrepreneurs in integrating the payment provider with the help of appropriate API interfaces. In addition, the company offers to tailor the payment gateway individually to the company of the customer.
Personal Skrill accounts can be used to send and receive money from other individuals. Users can choose their preferred language and currencies when creating their accounts. Skrill wallet supports 40 currencies.
Skrill issues prepaid MasterCard cards. Money can be loaded onto the cards through Skrill wallet. The cards can be used to pay online or in store home and abroad, as well as withdraw cash. It is available in Euros, British Pounds, US Dollars and Polish Zloty.
Skrill is covering almost 200 countries around the world. This is a great advantage for all e-commerce companies that are active internationally. By focusing on local custom payment methods, Skrill is able to reach customers and offer them their preferred payment method.
Skrill offers easy integration for almost all shops. In addition to a public API for testing, the company offers its customers comprehensive documentation and, last but not least, a special integration team that supports companies in the integration of Skrill in their own shop system.
Skrill wallet is designed to enable secure payments. Cards or bank details are never shared with merchants. Skrill complies with Level 1 PCI-DSS. Furthermore, accounts are protected by two-factor authentication with Google Authenticator.
To withdraw money from Skrill, a bank account must first be registered to the Skrill account. Users then log into their accounts and click on “withdraw” on the account overview page. The money is usually transferred in two to five days. Alternatively, one can transfer the money to a prepaid Skrill MasterCard.
Skrill is active in the field of micropayments, which is particularly useful for in-game purchases and the like, but the payment service provider is suitable for all industries. The company has established itself particularly on the alternative auction market eBay and as a number system with Escrow system.