Adsense payouts thru Western Union
Malaysian AdSense Publishers are being offered payment options thru Western Union as reported in Ades blog here. Before this, payment options for publishers are limited to regular registered* mail which takes around 20 days, DHL** which is about 5 to 7 days but costs $24 or electronic fund transfers***.
Adding Western Union money transfer might be a good alternative especially for countries where bank wire transfers are not supported could be a better idea. Besides, they have over 250,000 Western Union Agent locations in over 200 countries and territories.
However, we’ll have to look into the fees with this option:
From $100 to $300 : $16 fee
For $500 : $32 fee
For $600 : $50 fee
For $750 : $56 fee
For $1,000 : $68 fee
Looking at the chart above, I guess the 2-day transfer thru Western Union might be good for Publishers earning from $100 to $300 a month. Upwards of $500, the fees are a bit more expensive that the 5-day DHL delivery of $24 would be a reasonable option.
*Standard Delivery checks are sent by regular mail and should arrive within 2-3 weeks of the mailing date.
**Secured Express Delivery checks are sent via courier and should arrive within 1 week.
*** Takes 4 to 10 days to clear with the bank with code ‘Google’ or ‘BFS’.