Scholars without Borders Help Centre

You should be able to find the answers to most of your questions here- see the list of FAQs on the right. In case a query is outside of that list, of course there is always email ( which we will answer within 24 hours, or the telephone (+91-9971763322) which we will answer during working hours (ours).

Store Information

The SwB Store is divided into a number of ministores, each listing different products such as for Books, eBooks, Audiobooks, Music CDs, Documentaries, Journal Subscriptions, Educational Material Maps and so on. The Books Ministore is what we have started with, and from time to time we will add more.


Are there extra charges for using a Credit Card or Paypal?

We are presently using CCAVENUE, which charges 8% on all transactions. This is a bit steep, we know, and we are trying to see if we can reduce these somewhat.

On Paypal, the charges are lower, but we have to convert the Rupee prices to US$ and send requests in that currency. And as many of you probably know, that’s where Paypal effectively gouges us… In the kingdom of Paypal, the actual exchange rates can be several percent lower than the bank exchange rates.

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