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Alternatives to Braintree

Stripe, PayPal, Adyen, CyberSource, and Recurly are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Braintree.
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What is Braintree and what are its top alternatives?

Braintree replaces traditional payment gateways and merchant accounts. From one touch payments, to mobile SDKs and international sales, we provide everything you need to start accepting payments today.
Braintree is a tool in the Payment Services category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Braintree

  • Stripe

    Stripe

    Stripe makes it easy for developers to accept credit cards on the web.

  • PayPal

    PayPal

    PayPal is an online payments and money transfer service that allows you to send money via email, phone, text message or Skype. They offer products to both individuals and businesses alike, including online vendors, auction sites and corporate users. PayPal connects effortlessly to bank accounts and credit cards. PayPal Mobile is one of PayPal’s newest products. It allows you to send payments by text message or by using PayPal’s mobile browser. ...

  • Adyen

    Adyen

    A payments technology company that provides a single global platform to accept payments anywhere in the world. Businesses can process payments across online, mobile and in-store (POS) with over 250 payment methods and 187 currencies. ...

  • CyberSource

    CyberSource

    It is an e-commerce credit card payment system management company. Customers process online payments, streamline online fraud management, and simplify payment security. ...

  • Recurly

    Recurly

    Recurly is the leading pay-as-you-go recurring billing service because setup is easy, integrations are quick, and our service grows with the needs of your business. ...

  • GoCardless

    GoCardless

    GoCardless makes it super simple for businesses to take regular payments online direct from their customers' bank accounts, perfect for invoicing and recurring subscriptions. ...

  • Zuora

    Zuora

    Zuora gives you the enterprise-class, cloud-based tools you need to launch and scale any subscription service, quickly and affordably. Design your pricing and packaging, start taking quotes and placing orders, automate your billing and payments, and keep tabs on your financials. ...

  • Paddle

    Paddle

    A platform that takes makes it incredibly simple to sell apps, games and other digital products.  We think that creators should be allowed to focus on building awesome products, so we handle all of the boring things like payments, analytics, customer support and VAT so that they can do just that. Using Paddle's software development kits, developers can easily set up trial versions, licensing mechanisms, in-app purchases and even track performance & usage with Paddle’s in-app analytics technology -- all under a single dashboard. ...

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Stripe logo

Stripe

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    Easy setup
  • 292
    Developer friendly
  • 248
    Well-designed api
  • 191
    Great documentation
  • 169
    Clear pricing
  • 75
    Secure
  • 74
    Reliable
  • 63
    Full integration with webhooks
  • 43
    Amazing api
  • 38
    Great customer support
  • 11
    Easy
  • 6
    Credit cards never hit your server - no pci worries
  • 4
    No merchant account/gateway required
  • 3
    Recurring billing
  • 3
    Easy to integrate
  • 2
    Fast UI
  • 2
    BitCoin
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    Great app
  • 2
    Support for SCA (Strong Customer Authentication)
  • 1
    Payments without own backend (using Stripe Products)
  • 1
    Checkout.js
  • 1
    Great UI
  • 1
    So easy to use
  • 1
    Beautiful
CONS OF STRIPE
  • 3
    Connect
  • 2
    CANNOT withdraw USD to a Canadian Bank Account
  • 2
    Does NOT have a currency conversion option like Paypal
  • 2
    They keep 25% of the income for 60 days

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Adrien Rey-Jarthon
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To accept payments on updown.io, we first added support for Stripe which is by far the most popular payment gateway for startups and for a good reason. Their service is of awesome quality: the UI is gorgeous, the integration is easy, the documentation is great, the API is super stable and well thought. I can't recommend it enough.

We then added support for PayPal which is pretty popular for people who have money on it and don't know where to spend it (it can make it feel like you're spending less when it comes from PayPal wallet), or for people who prefer not to enter a credit card on a new website. This was pretty well received and we're currently receiving about 25% of our purchases from PayPal. The documentation and integration is much more painful than with Stripe IMO, I can't recommend them for that, but not having it is basically dodging potential sales.

Finally we more recently added support of BitPay for #Bitcoin and BitcoinCash payments, which was a pretty easy process but not worth the time in the end due to the low usage and the always changing conditions of the network: the transaction fees got huge after price raise and bitcoin because unusable for small payments, they then introduced support for BCH and a newer Bitcoin protocol for lower fees, but then you need a special wallet to pay and in the end it's too cumbersome, even for bitcoin users, to pay with it. I think unless you expect a bit number of payments using cryptocurrencies it's not worth implementing this solution, and better to accept them manually.

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Tom Klein

Google Analytics is a great tool to analyze your traffic. To debug our software and ask questions, we love to use Postman and Stack Overflow. Google Drive helps our team to share documents. We're able to build our great products through the APIs by Google Maps, CloudFlare, Stripe, PayPal, Twilio, Let's Encrypt, and TensorFlow.

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PayPal logo

PayPal

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PROS OF PAYPAL
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    Most known service
  • 134
    Consumers know it
  • 111
    It's available for many countries
  • 67
    Easy
  • 54
    Best way to get paid outside US
  • 34
    Most widely used payment processor
  • 24
    Express Checkout
  • 15
    Consumers trust it
  • 14
    Flexible and secure
  • 6
    Digital Goods for Express Checkout
  • 1
    PayPal
CONS OF PAYPAL
  • 1
    Not well written recurring payment api
  • 1
    Less countries supported
  • 1
    Harder to get started with

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Adrien Rey-Jarthon
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To accept payments on updown.io, we first added support for Stripe which is by far the most popular payment gateway for startups and for a good reason. Their service is of awesome quality: the UI is gorgeous, the integration is easy, the documentation is great, the API is super stable and well thought. I can't recommend it enough.

We then added support for PayPal which is pretty popular for people who have money on it and don't know where to spend it (it can make it feel like you're spending less when it comes from PayPal wallet), or for people who prefer not to enter a credit card on a new website. This was pretty well received and we're currently receiving about 25% of our purchases from PayPal. The documentation and integration is much more painful than with Stripe IMO, I can't recommend them for that, but not having it is basically dodging potential sales.

Finally we more recently added support of BitPay for #Bitcoin and BitcoinCash payments, which was a pretty easy process but not worth the time in the end due to the low usage and the always changing conditions of the network: the transaction fees got huge after price raise and bitcoin because unusable for small payments, they then introduced support for BCH and a newer Bitcoin protocol for lower fees, but then you need a special wallet to pay and in the end it's too cumbersome, even for bitcoin users, to pay with it. I think unless you expect a bit number of payments using cryptocurrencies it's not worth implementing this solution, and better to accept them manually.

See more
Tom Klein

Google Analytics is a great tool to analyze your traffic. To debug our software and ask questions, we love to use Postman and Stack Overflow. Google Drive helps our team to share documents. We're able to build our great products through the APIs by Google Maps, CloudFlare, Stripe, PayPal, Twilio, Let's Encrypt, and TensorFlow.

See more
Adyen logo

Adyen

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One integration allows businesses to accept 250 payment methods, from wherever people pay
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PROS OF ADYEN
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    Truly international solution
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    Great customer support
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    Great documentation
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    Well-designed API
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    Easy setup
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    Omni-channel solution
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    Secure
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    PCI Compliance
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    Rodlene Paul
    Founder at Grace and Paul Llc · | 2 upvotes · 6.6K views
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    I am developing an MVP; our app will accept money transfers for cross-border payment. Any advice on using Adyen for cross-border payments over Stripe? Please advise

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    Gabriel Pa

    Stripe is awesome and works great for subscription models but there's a problem: If you want to make money, you need to have multiple payment gateways. That's why we choose Chargebee .

    We can integrate with Adyen or SagePay for EU customers without needing to create a new integration

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    CyberSource

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        Recurly

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        PROS OF RECURLY
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          Recurring billing
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          Simplicity
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          Works with multiple gateways
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          Supports Value Added Tax
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          Great support & easy to use
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          Simple
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          Dear StackShare Community,

          I am seeking inspiration on creating a billing & subscription stack and came across this wonderful website and community.

          From what I understood so far, I need something like Stripe or Braintree to collect payments without dealing with PCI compliance or setting up merchant accounts, etc... Additionally, services like Chargebee, Recurly, Chargify, etc. are said to make life easier when dealing with recurring billing.

          Stated below, I've tried to give you some context on what I want to achieve. I am very curious about your ideas and how you'd configure an optimal stack.

          Project context (very high level):

          • Loyalty program for local merchants (stores, restaurants,...).

          • Customers support their community and merchants by shopping local.

          • Merchants grant points to customers based on a customer's value spent in a store, restaurant, etc.

          • Customers can redeem their points at any participating merchant.

          Billing / Subscription scenarios to be considered:

          (affecting merchants only)

          One-time setup fee

          • What: Merchant pays a setup fee by signing up for the service

          • Where: Order placed on the website

          Monthly retainer fee

          • What: Merchant pays a monthly recurring retainer for the service.

          • Where: Order placed on the website

          Manually initiated payment

          • What: Merchant initiates a payment to top up his virtual points wallet. E.g. pays 100 USD to top up 100000 points which then can be used by the merchant for granting points to customers.

          • Why: Points issued to members need to be paid for by the merchant. We first considered billing the merchants post-ante, e.g. monthly based on the points they've granted to their customers in the last 30 days, but this seems too risky: If they can't / won't pay we'd still have to pay out points to the customers (technically to the merchants where the customers redeem their points). Thus, the pragmatic idea to reduce risk by having the merchants to pre-pay for their points by topping up their balance.

          • Where: Web application (with the merchant logged in)

          • Nice to have: Opt-in for automatically initiated top-ups if a merchant's balance falls below a certain amount.

          Invoicing

          • What: After every transaction (setup, retainer, top-up,...), we need to automatically issue and send (E-Mail) an invoice to the merchant.

          • Nice to have: Customer portal with all their invoices.

          Other potentially relevant parameters

          • Currency: Only Euro

          • Country: Only Germany (so far)

          • Tax: Only one tax rate

          • Payment for setup & retainer: Credit Card; ideally SEPA Direct Debit (but that still causes headache due to the SEPA regulatory and risk of chargebacks still after weeks), PayPal?

          • Payment for top-up: Same as above plus any other that makes sense (Klarna, Sofort, PayPal...)

          Again, thank you very much for sharing your ideas and thoughts! I'd highly appreciate any input :-)

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          Ajit Parthan

          Running a subscription service with just direct calls to Stripe or similar payment gateways is possible but also needs dedicated person(s) for decent amount of development and maintenance.

          Plus features like updating card details, invoice history - all these can be built. Again, more dev work and resources.

          Use of subscription platform like Chargebee or Recurly is definitely a great help here.

          Chargebee offered a simple pay-as-you-go transparent pricing and almost trivial signup process.

          #Paymentgatewayintegration

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          GoCardless

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              Lucas Litton
              Founder & CEO at Macombey · | 4 upvotes · 131.4K views

              We use GoCardless to simplify the way clients and partners pay for our services. What intrigued us is the quick and easy ACH feature that gives our clients the option to log in with their bank account and shoot the funds directly to our account. The fee, compared to Stripe is less. Stripe and PayPal charge 2.9% + 30c and Stripe also forces the client to enter in all of their payment details manually and then if the payment doesn't work, the client has to try all over again. GoCardless charges 1% + 25c which is much more reasonable dealing with the large projects that we are currently working on.

              We integrate GoCardless with Xero to easily send out quick invoices, receive the funds and track all revenue in one place.

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              Zuora

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                Well documented API
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                Recurring billing
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                Reliable
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                Extensive Documentation
              CONS OF ZUORA
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                Pricing

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                  Vincenzo Belpiede
                  CEO at StellarTalents.com · | 7 upvotes · 34.5K views
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                  Stripe or Paddle for payment processing for SaaS?

                  we used Stripe + Chargebee once and will NEVER use them again (they charge too much (300usd/month while offering way fewer integrations than Stripe)

                  Furthermore, Chargebee doesn't support managing disputes. We still need to go to stripe for that.

                  Looking forward to hearing your thoughts

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