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September 14, 2020
Irina Lazutenkova

New Great Feature Added to FileWhopper

FileWhopper has added a nice new feature that makes the file transfer experience even better: recipient-paid file transfers. Read this article to find out the details.

If you’ve ever needed to send large files or folders over the web, you’ve probably heard of FileWhopper. And if you haven’t, I recommend you check the service out as it is probably the best way to send large files and folders online. The thing I like the most about it is that you get to send large video files (or any other types of files, for that matter) without having to commit to a monthly subscription — you only pay for the size of the file or folder you want to transfer, and that’s it. You don’t need to get involved in long-term subscriptions, select a complicated payment plan or in any way commit to regular future payments. The service is very straightforward and easy to use, and the little app that you need to download to send data deletes itself once the transfer is complete. No muss, no fuss.

Recently, FileWhopper has added a nice new feature — recipient-paid file transfers — that makes the file transfer experience even better. Now, not only can you send large files and folders over the web, but you can also decide who gets to pay for the file transfer: the sender or the recipient.

Before, when sending files, the person initiating the transfer was the one who had to pay for it, based on the file size. Sure, this was not a big problem — but having the option to choose who pays for the transfer makes things even more convenient, especially if you are a freelancer.

FileWhopper’s new recipient-paid file transfers make a lot of things possible — and a lot of things easier. Here are just a few instances when the feature can be particularly useful:

  • First, it makes transfer conditions more flexible: now, FileWhopper can accommodate a wider scope of situations and make the whole process quicker and easier for a large number of people who, for some reason, prefer not to make the payment themselves when transferring files.
  • It’s a great feature for freelancers, and it makes invoicing much easier. You will no longer need to spend time on noting down and re-invoicing file transfer costs for a client and spend your own money to pay for file transfers. This will also make things clearer on both sides and help your client easily see and evaluate the costs of a project in real time.
  • Now, you can send files with FileWhopper even with a zero balance on your bank account. This is a great option to have available for urgent transfers. Plus, it’s a way out for those users who are not used to making payments online and find the whole process complicated, especially since the platform is really easy to use and sending files takes only a few simple steps. For instance, you might even try asking your older relatives to try using FileWhopper to send over pictures or videos and pay for the transfers yourself.
  • You can now ask your friend or business partner to send you a huge file right away with minimal effort on their part. So, if you need to get some files urgently, asking others to send them to you has now become much less problematic — the other party will simply need to go through a few quick steps, and you will handle the payment on your side.

In short, there can be many instances when you might prefer to use the new payment option on FileWhopper, and it definitely makes the whole file sharing process even more flexible.

Personally, I have tried out the new feature recently and love the way it works and how easier it makes things. In my situation, I had to send over a large pack of pictures and videos to a client, which is not something that I normally do — so I wasn’t subscribed to any large file sharing service on a monthly basis. As a travel writer and photographer, I typically have to send a few files and videos as part of my finished material. However, on occasion, the magazine or website I work for might request to see all the original photo and video materials so that they can make the selection themselves. How to send large video files? That’s right, I used FileWhopper. I’ve gathered all the pictures and videos in one folder (the total size came out to be over 200GB, which, as you can imagine, is not a particularly small expense) and used FileWhopper’s new recipient-paid transfer to send the data over. This was a convenient option for both parties: my clients got to get all the files they needed in one single and quick transfer, and I avoided paying for a service that I would otherwise have had to include in the invoice for my client. With all of the above said, I do believe that the best way to see whether something works for you or not is to try it out for yourself. If you are still on the lookout for how to send large files over the Internet affordably and with minimal effort, consider giving FileWhopper a try. It’s fast, really easy to use and even more convenient thanks to the new recipient-paid transfer feature. Transferring your first 5GB via FileWhopper is totally free — so you get to explore all the benefits of the service and check whether it’s the right solution for you without spending a single penny. Plus, you now have the option of using the recipient-paid transfer feature in the future.

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