Since couple of years I’ve been receiving my Google Adsense payments via checks, as the only payment method available in Jordan, which takes time (almost a month), hard to find agents to withdraw, and relatively expensive fees applies.
Almost 4 months ago, Google Adsense has sent me an invitation to participate in beta testing for Western Union Payments in Jordan. “Thank you for your continued participation in the AdSense program. We are excited to let you know that we plan to offer a chance to a small number of publishers in your country to receive their April payments using Western Union’s Quick Cash service. If you choose to participate in this test, Google will send your AdSense payments in cash using the worldwide Western Union money transfer service rather than a cheque.”
I accepted with passion to go for one of the first adsense western union payments in Amman, Jordan. By the time I accepted and found the Western Union Payment Method added to my account, I already passed the mid month trigger for changes to take effects so I had to wait, cancel the check that was already sent, and wait for the next payment.
Then all was set and ready for the first adsense western union payment, which went so smooth, and at perfect timing, as cash exchange offices and western union agents in Amman used to give hard times for check holders and now they even no longer accept checks, the only way to withdraw checks was through banks, which takes too long and expensive fees.
Adsense Western Union Payments in Amman, Jordan
Now with Western Union, all what you have to do is to release your payments before mid month, wait 24 hours after payment is issued, copy your Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) which is included in adsense payment history details and bring your ID to any western union agent to withdraw in couple of minutes. It’s fast and almost free [some fees and different currency conversion rate].
Adsense life is now easier, and if they decided one day to remove this mid month trigger policy it would be even more awesome.
Paypal in Amman Jordan
Another online money transfer and e-commerce related motivation for Jordan is launching paypal send and receive to credit, debit and prepaid cards. As we, in Jordan, were previously able to only send money via paypal but in order to receive and withdraw paypal money one should issue a U.S. Bank Account, but not anymore. Now you can send money to any of your cards and withdraw using any ATM machine! Let’s get e-commerce rolling in Jordan!
I [heart] adsense, I [heart] Jordan!