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So, I recently had a client asking me to send a money request in his currency, I think so he wouldn't get charged the fees? Is this proper? Or is it more proper for me to accept his request and do it? I only accept USD, and that is in my TOS. Technically, I would still be getting payment in my currency, but only AFTER I change it back to USD, which would in turn take out a chunk of what the client paid me. So am I in the wrong for not wanting to convert the money to his country's? I'm not certain, and that's why I would like some advice on what I should do.

EDIT 4/9/14: I want to clarify that yes, all of my transactions are done through Paypal. And thank you all very much for the advice! This has helped me out a ton, and I will let the client know that from now on when he goes to commission me, if he does, the currency must be USD only! 

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mistresswolf
Apr. 9th, 2014 10:40 pm (UTC)
I charge USD even though I live in Canada since most of my customers are American and it is just easier.

Still, customers should pay in the currency you request. I do a lot of online shopping and most shops I buy from are American, so I pay USD. I think it is a little self centered to expect to pay someone in another country with your currency instead of theirs. Tourists from the US try that in the shops up here all the time. Grocery stores usually do it and their tills can accept it (and give change back in CAD) but small business like mine can not accept it.
sbneko
Apr. 10th, 2014 12:55 am (UTC)
If you use invoices for payments it's not at all harder, it's what I do!

I send them in invoice for the amount and that it's CAD. All they do is click pay. I only had issues when I would let my clients send me the money, so it would come in different amounts, different currencies (even if told), and as gifts rather then services (again, even if not told not to).
selunca
Apr. 10th, 2014 02:17 am (UTC)
omg your icon is so cute. :X
mistresswolf
Apr. 10th, 2014 03:25 am (UTC)
hehe Thanks. :D
crocdragon89
Apr. 21st, 2014 03:36 pm (UTC)
Here's a question. I prefer to send money requests as it helps me keep organized, and there's less chance of a client leaving a message for Paypal to see that may get my account frozen. <-- Main reason for my money requests, that and it makes it easier to remind the client that hey, they still need to pay me. There have been cases of clients actually forgetting to pay, not to me, but to others.

Can a client request I not send a invoice/money request for some reason, or is that something I can say no to?
oceandezignz
Apr. 21st, 2014 03:52 pm (UTC)
That is totally something you can decline. Someone asking you to not invoice them is highly suspicious, I can't think of a reason why someone wouldn't want to be invoiced.

If how you handle payment is in your ToS, that's that.
crocdragon89
Apr. 21st, 2014 03:55 pm (UTC)
Alrighty. Thanks a ton for answering my question and responding so quickly.
mistresswolf
Apr. 21st, 2014 07:30 pm (UTC)
They can ask you not to and ask to just send it directly to you instead... but you can say that you'd rather send an invoice. Some people like to send it without the request so they can include a tip or whatever. *shrug*

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