If you’re in the Netherlands and looking to purchase high-quality proxies, you might be thinking about using iDEAL to process the payment securely. iDEAL is the central, secure digital payment system for a direct bank transfer for online purchases.
iDEAL offers many benefits over traditional payment methods such as credit or debit cards. We’ve compiled a list of pros and cons to consider when buying proxies with iDEAL.
Among the payment systems in the Netherlands, iDEAL accounts for over half of the transactions in the region. iDEAL is a tempting option for secure and easy payments with such widespread usage.
Since security is at the forefront of proxy users’ minds, the list below will help you weigh the benefits and drawbacks of using iDEAL for your proxy purchase.
As a widely accepted platform throughout the Netherlands, iDEAL has particular benefits when buying proxies.
Using iDEAL for payments is instantaneous, meaning that transactions do not remain “pending” for any length of time. This speedy processing is beneficial for online recurring subscriptions so that there’s no service interruption.
iDEAL will withdraw funds directly from your bank account, and you’ll get immediate feedback on your payment.
iDEAL uses two-factor authentication (2FA) to help maintain transaction privacy. As long as your bank supports 2FA, you will need to enter a code from a second device to verify log-ins and transactions.
While it might take a few extra seconds to verify your actions using 2FA, the increased security goes a long way to protect your financial data. If your device is ever lost or stolen, your account will still be protected by the 2FA code.
While iDEAL has many advantages over credit cards, there are a few negatives worth noting.
iDEAL interfaces directly with your bank account for most payments. Although the direct link offers you increased speed, it also means that most banks will treat the transaction like cash, offering no financial protection.
The technical nature of the iDEAL platform means that when there is an outage or unexpected difficulties, there’s no secondary way to complete your transaction. While the same could be said for other platforms, it might be good to prepare a backup means of payment.
At IPRoyal, we understand that customers may choose various payment methods that work for them. We have composed the easy-to-follow steps below for how to buy proxies and fund your IPRoyal balance using iDEAL.
Click “Client Area” on the IPRoyal homepage to log in to your account. If you don’t already have an account, click the “Registration” button to create one.
Once you’re logged in to your dashboard, select the proxy you want to order from the products list on the left. Next, click the “Create new order” button. Double-check your bandwidth needs and proxy type on the create new order page, then press “Confirm.”
Next, you’ll see the payment page. Click the show more methods link to see all the available payment options, and choose “Pay with iDEAL. Type your First and Last name into the fields provided, verify all information is correct, and click the “Pay ($x.xx)*” button.
*($x.xx) will be replaced with your actual purchase price.
Your IPRoyal account lets you buy new proxies and pay for recurring subscriptions. Follow the steps below to deposit funds. From your IPRoyal account dashboard, click your email address, then click “Deposit.”
Enter the exact amount for the deposit, then choose “Pay with iDEAL” from the payment options. You might need to click the “show more methods” link to see all available payment options.
After choosing to pay with iDEAL, type your first and last name in the fields provided. Double-check that all information is accurate, then click the “Deposit” button.