You have found the product of your dreams on GearBest.com, the well-known e-commerce platform, and you are ready to complete the purchase after entering your GearBest promo code.
However, you aren’t sure what method of payment to use, or you’re having difficulties with the operation. Not to worry – this article is here to help you.
Payment by credit or debit Card
By far the most common payment method on the internet, paying by credit or debit card does not require an external user account. Gearbest.com accepts the following cards: American Express, Discover Network, Diners Club International, JCB, CB, Mastercard, Mastercard Debit, Maestro, Visa, Visa Debit and Visa Electron.
At the time of payment, GearBest will ask you to select the type of card you will use, then to enter the card number and the expiration date (available on the front of your card), as well as the CVC or security number (the 3-digit code on the back of your card). Please note that your bank may impose additional security measures such as a confirmation code by SMS. Where appropriate, be sure to keep your mobile phone turned on and nearby.
Alternatively, it is possible to pay by card via the PayPal website, which allows for payment without providing your bank details to GearBest. Upon selection of this method, you will be redirected to the PayPal website, where you will make your payment in the same way as described above.
Used by more than 200 million people worldwide, PayPal is the most prominent secure payment service online. A PayPal account can be attractive for not having to provide your banking details to each e-commerce site from which you wish to purchase. If you have a PayPal account and wish to use it for a purchase on Gearbest.com, simply select PayPal when choosing your payment method. You will be automatically redirected to the PayPal website where you can log in to your account and complete your payment.
Like PayPal, Google offers a secure online payment service. Created to facilitate the purchase of applications running Android, this payment method is particularly suited to the use of devices such as smartphones and tablets.
If you wish to use this method of payment, please choose it when selecting your payment method. You will be automatically redirected to your Google account, which will prompt you to choose a credit card already registered on the account.
If you don’t have one or don’t want to use your credit or debit card for online payments, you can also pay for a purchase on GearBest by bank transfer. Once you arrive at the payment method selection stage, please contact customer service via chat or email, who will provide you with further instructions for the payment.
The steps for making payment through bank transfer are as follows:
- Contact a GearBest advisor online and provide your order number, specifying that you wish to settle this order by wire transfer.
- Take note of GearBest’s bank details.
- Contact your bank in order to make the transfer. Please note: the transfer order must include your last name and your order number in the comment section.
- Additionally, make sure that you pay for ALL transfer fees so that GearBest receives the full amount of the order.
- Get back in touch with a GearBest advisor in order to forward a copy of the transfer order confirmation.
GearBest plans to accept payments through Western Union in the near future. This value transfer service — present almost everywhere in the world — has the advantage of operating booths, which receive cash payments, in an important number of American cities. This service is also available online and accepts payments by card as well as by bank transfer. Once GearBest begins to offer this service, please contact customer service for payment instructions.
The GearBest platform uses the best data encryption protocols available on the market. It is also a certified member of PayPal.
As always in the world of the internet, everyone has their personal tastes and habits of use. The GearBest site offers various payment methods, among which there’s something for everyone. For occasional buyers looking for simplicity, payment by credit card online is quite suitable.
Online wallet users are able to use PayPal and Google Pay. Lastly, for those who wish to make a purchase without a card, the possibility of payment by bank transfer — and in the future in cash via Western Union — is an interesting alternative.