Asiatour

Pay into bank accounts


You can pay in local currency to bank accounts in the following countries: Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Hongkong, Macau, United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany.

In Hongkong, we can accept any currency a buyer's funds are in, without the necessity to make conversions.

Local currency restrictions in Thailand do not allow payments in baht into accounts held by non-Thai nationals, even though an account is in Thai baht. This means that when, for example, a sum of 1000 baht is to be paid into a baht account held by a non-Thai national, the transaction at the bank counter has to be in US dollar or euro. The amount is then converted at the bank rate into Thai baht, which is still a cheaper solution than an international remittance.

In the US, remittances between local banks (banks in the US) come with high charges. The charges are only a little lower than for international remittances, and usually (depending on the sender's bank and state) higher than international transfers by Western Union. Furthermore, using Western Union, a US buyer can do the transaction online and use a credit card, and still avail of the 20 percent discount. Therefore, for transactions originating from the US, we recommend international transfers by Western Union to one of our staff members in Indonesia, Thailand, or the Philippines. Using this method, a buyer should specify that the transfer is to be made in US dollar, not local Asian currency, and that the addressee will receive US dollar. If you would like to use Western Union, please tell us by email, and we will respond with the recipient details.

For payments in US dollar, euro, and UK pounds, we have set prices. Payments in other currencies are converted from the US dollar prices at the rates of oanda.com.

In countries were we do not have bank accounts, and also in the US, payments can be sent via Western Union and Emoneygram.com. With both companies, credit cards can be used, but the process is not as quick as with the payment processors Worldpay and CCNow. However, for payments sent by Western Union and Emoneygram, we do grant the 20 percent discount. Please note: our company is in Indonesia, but payments by Western Union or Emoneygram.com shall usually be sent to our contact addresses in Cambodia or the Philippines.

If you want to pay in your local currency directly into an account or if you want to use Western Union or Emoneygram, please request details by email. Please tell us in which country you want to pay.


How your payment is identified


Your payment to one of our bank accounts, or by Western Union or Emoneygram, is identified solely by the name of the payer. There is no necessity to specify any order details in the payment form of the banks. Actually, making specifications in the bank forms can lead to confusion because of necessary abbreviations. It is best not to make any purpose specifications in bank forms, whether online or on paper.


What amount you pay at your bank, or with Western Union or Emoneygram


Please note that remittance costs will have to be paid on your side. The full product price should arrive on our account. In the euro zone, payments to IBAN (International Bank Account Numbers) are very cheap. In Asian countries, if payment are made directly at the banks at which we have accounts, they are even free of charge. The highest remittance costs apply for payments made from the US. If you make a wire (telegraphic transfer), please specify at your bank that local and overseas charges are to be paid on your side, in addition to the amount you transfer. If you use Western Union or Emoneygram, the remittance costs will be 10 to 25 US dollars, which will also have to be paid by you in addition to the product price.


How we know what your payment is for


After you have made a payment to one of our bank accounts, please send us email containing three sets of information:
1. In what name has a payment been made.
2. What product you would like to receive.
3. To which address should we ship.


How we ship


Large orders are shipped directly by EMS or airmail directly from Indonesia. Unless there is a specific reason, we do not ship small orders by EMS because in many countries, buyers would have to pay customs charges on EMS shipments but not on airmail shipments.


Your shipping address


Please inform us of your shipping address by email. Please also include your phone number, so that a courier or postal delivery service can call you for delivery arrangements. If your address includes a phone number, the courier staff will likely call you to make an appointment for the delivery of your order.


When will your shipment arrive


Your order will be processed once your payment has been credited to our accounts, or payment has been received via Wetern Union or Emoneygram. The preparation of your shipment typically takes two days. For nearby Asian destinations, it will typically arrive four days after it has been shipped. For European and North American destinations, the shipment will arrive within 14 days after it has been shipped.


Lost shipments, replacements


If a retail shipment sent by EMS from Indonesia, we send a replacement 30 days after the first shipment has been dispatched. So far, we have had cases of order replacements only for the US. In these cases, shipments were not really lost. It just happened that they got stuck at US customs. They were not even examined at customs, but just parked, and always delivered with a delay. If the delay was more than 30 days, it meant that the customer always received two shipments, the original one, and, free of charge, the second one which we shipped 30 days later.


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