Avoid High Fees: Affordable Payment Solutions for Freelancers

Written by
Julien Ashby
Published on
July 5, 2024
Avoid High Fees: Affordable Payment Solutions for Freelancers

In the evolving landscape of remote work, managing payments for freelancers can be a significant challenge for businesses. Traditional payment methods often come with high fees and delays, making them less than ideal for global transactions. Parallax Sends, a new feature from Parallax, offers a cost-effective and efficient alternative. This article compares traditional payment methods with Parallax Sends, highlighting the cost savings and efficiency that can be achieved.

Traditional Payment Methods: ACH Transfers

Automated Clearing House (ACH) transfers are a common method for sending payments. However, when it comes to paying freelancers internationally, ACH transfers present several drawbacks:

1. High Fees

ACH transfers typically cost around $25 per transaction. For businesses that need to pay multiple freelancers, these fees can accumulate quickly, adding a significant expense to the payroll process.

2. Slow Processing Times

ACH transfers can take anywhere from 1-3 business days to process. This delay means that freelancers may not receive their payments promptly, potentially causing financial strain and dissatisfaction.

3. Currency Conversion and Hidden Costs

When sending payments internationally, additional fees for currency conversion and intermediary banks may apply, further increasing the total cost of each transaction.

The Parallax Sends Solution

Parallax Sends is designed to overcome the limitations of traditional payment methods by offering a more efficient and affordable solution. Here’s how it works:

1. Lower Transaction Fees

Parallax Sends charges significantly lower fees compared to ACH transfers, with costs under $1 per transaction. This reduction in fees can lead to substantial savings, especially for businesses making frequent international payments.

2. Instant Payments

One of the most attractive features of Parallax Sends is its speed. Unlike ACH transfers, which can take several days, Parallax Sends ensures that payments arrive instantly. This immediate access to funds helps freelancers manage their finances more effectively and enhances their overall satisfaction.

3. Convenience and Simplicity

Parallax Sends is designed with the convenience of businesses in mind. The platform simplifies the process of sending payments to remote workers, allowing employers to complete transactions with just a few clicks. This ease of use reduces the administrative burden and saves valuable time.

Key Features of Parallax Sends


With transaction fees as low as $0.50, Parallax Sends is a highly cost-effective solution for businesses. The savings on transaction fees can be redirected to other areas of the business, enhancing overall efficiency and profitability.

Fast and Reliable

The ability to send payments instantly is a game-changer for businesses and freelancers alike. Parallax Sends ensures that funds are available immediately, eliminating the waiting period associated with traditional ACH transfers.

Streamlined Payment Process

Parallax Sends simplifies the payment process, making it easier for businesses to manage payroll for remote teams. The platform’s intuitive interface and seamless integration with existing financial systems ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience.

Comparing Costs: Traditional ACH vs. Parallax Sends

To illustrate the potential savings, let’s compare the costs of using traditional ACH transfers versus Parallax Sends for a business paying freelancers in multiple countries.

Scenario: Paying 20 Freelancers

ACH Transfers:

  • Cost per transaction: $25
  • Total cost: $25 x 20 freelancers = $500

Parallax Sends:

  • Cost per transaction: $1
  • Total cost: $2 x 20 freelancers = $20

Total Savings:

  • $500 (ACH) - $20 (Parallax Sends) = $480 per payment cycle

As demonstrated, using Parallax Sends can save businesses hundreds of dollars per payment cycle, making it an economically viable option for managing international payroll.

For businesses with global remote teams, finding an affordable and efficient payment solution is crucial. Traditional ACH transfers, with their high fees and slow processing times, are not ideal for paying international freelancers. Parallax Sends offers a superior alternative by providing instant payments at a fraction of the cost.

By adopting Parallax Sends, businesses can streamline their payment processes, reduce transaction fees, and ensure that freelancers receive their payments promptly. This not only enhances the financial stability and satisfaction of remote workers but also contributes to the overall efficiency and competitiveness of the business.

Explore how Parallax Sends can transform your payment processes and start saving on transaction fees today.

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