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Alternatives to PayPal

Stripe, WePay, Payoneer, TransferWise, and Braintree are the most popular alternatives and competitors to PayPal.
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What is PayPal and what are its top alternatives?

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鈥檚 newest products. It allows you to send payments by text message or by using PayPal鈥檚 mobile browser.
PayPal is a tool in the Payment Services category of a tech stack.

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