If you are a Google Adsense publisher , iam sure you are very happy because you are going to save 25$ every month from the free bluedart check delivary. Iam personally not happy with this option because Google didnt allow us with the option to select the payment delivery and directly changed everyone’s payments to Bluedart system. Even though its a free service, if you calculate the waiting time and loss of interest on lakhs of rupees for unknown duration paying around 1000Rs for a courier is always feasible.
Here are the payment dates for the last few months taken from my Accounts > Payment Summary section.
Feb 24, 2009
Mar 25, 2009
Apr 28, 2009
This month the payments were already late by 4-5 days than normal and followed by this there were holidays which may be a reason for the delay, but no one all over India recieving the payments is a surprising thing. After searching on the web i found that the payments were going to be issued from Google Hyderabad office which is not more than 25 kms from my home. Considering the waiting time iam happy if Google would have sent me a Check through DHL , charged me 25$ and send the check from Ireland because i used to get the cheques around 1st – 3rd of every month. In the current case there is no information when the payments would be recieved by the adsense publishers in India.
EFT – Direct Bank Deposit
When companies like Paypal.com can offer services like Direct Bank Withdrawal why cant Google offer this service to all their publishers. Iam listing down some options which Google can offer to their publishers for better customer satisfaction.
1. EFT – Electronic Funds Transfer
2. Option to opt for 25$ – DHL Service
3. Adsense Payment Withdrawal to Paypal
4. Adsense Payment Withdrawal to Western Union
5. Adsense Payment Withdrawal to Google Checkout
6. Adsense Payment Credited towards Google Adwords Bills
7. Adsense Support via email for Payment related queries.
Google Adsense Help sections tell you that the Tracking Numbers for Payments made through Blue Dart, OCASA or DHL are updated by the 15th of the following month and you can check the updates at www.bluedart.com