Adyen vs Braintree vs Stripe




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What is 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.

What is Braintree?

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.

What is Stripe?

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

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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.
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.
Chargebee is a subscription billing platform that lets you bill, manage and understand your SaaS or subscription based eCommerce business easily.
Stripe Billing
A set of billing and subscription tools for developers and business people. Developers can use out-of-the-box functionality to get started quickly or use the composable API building blocks to design fully customized subscription logic and pricing models. Business people can create and manage subscriptions and invoices—and view detailed financial reports.
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.
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Decisions about Adyen, Braintree, and Stripe
Ajit Parthan
Ajit Parthan
CTO at Shaw Academy · | 2 upvotes · 4.7K views
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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.


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Tim Nolet
Tim Nolet
Founder, Engineer & Dishwasher at Checkly · | 5 upvotes · 6.2K views
Stripe Billing

Stripe Stripe Billing Vue.js

When I started building a SaaS from scratch, I adopted the Stripe Billing product for managing plans and subscriptions. At that moment (roughly a year ago) I did not fully realise that this was a new addition to the Stripe product line.

One year down the road, I can write this decision and support it with technical details on how I implemented Stripe Billing and integrated it with the Checkly backend.

Key takeaways are:

  • Keep coupling minimal. I hardcode our pricing and plans into the pricing page.

  • Choose good ID's and a good structure to segment product and pricing. This enables grandfathering customers and adding ad hoc new products.

  • Use one or two webhooks to keep things in sync. We use just one webhook.

See all details with code examples in the linked blog post.

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Tom Klein
Tom Klein
CEO at Gentlent · | 9 upvotes · 12.5K views
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Google Maps
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Google Analytics

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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Reviews of Adyen, Braintree, and Stripe
Review ofStripeStripe

Stripe has been developed for web users not by banks just moving bank apps to web. Their APIs are easy to use and understandable and they have support for lots of languages.

They are also incredibly flexible and it's possible to do things with Stripe that other providers don't allow (for example implementing annual billing it's difficult to get authorisation as a start-up - even if it's only $20 a month, that's $240 annually which means there's a year to charge-back - so implement it as a one off payment, which does mean doing annual billing yourself, but there's a year to get it right).

They also have fantastic start-up deals (if you know the right accelerator or other provider) easy to get transaction fees waived.

They also have engineers at hand to help you with any issues, who actually know the product.

Review ofStripeStripe

I love Stripe. They were super, super easy to set up — it was less than 5 minutes and I could already put test payments through my app! They take a huge chunk off of small transactions (if you're only charging $3, you only get $2.61), so they kind of make you raise prices on small fees. However, I love not having to worry about security or managing anything, just getting paid!

Review ofBraintreeBraintree

I had the opportunity to integrate Braintree as a new gateway on a project I worked on last year (RoR project), the change from PayPal to Braintree was smooth and now it's really easy to maintain. The documentation for the API was super easy to follow. Really enjoyed using Braintree.

How developers use Adyen, Braintree, and Stripe
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Volkan Özçelik uses StripeStripe

Integrating Stripe to your app is dead simple.

It removes all the hassle of integrating with a payment gateway.

Its API is developer-friendly and intuitive, reliable, and works all the time.

It’s my payment gateway of choice.

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Pēteris Caune uses BraintreeBraintree

Braintree handles recurring credit card and Paypal payments for We liked the extensive developer documentation, the language-specific libraries and the friendly, timely communication from Braintree.

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Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses StripeStripe

Stripe is used as one of our payment-gateways included in our shop-solution. We only use the credit-card features of it and don't accept any bitcoins (yet).

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Refractal uses StripeStripe

Payments? Stripe. There's pretty much no other option that's as easy or pretty to work with out of the box, you just plug it in and watch the fireworks.

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AngeloR uses StripeStripe

CC handler for our membership system. It was an easy choice for how quickly we were able to implement it, as well as the disputed payment process.

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Packet uses BraintreeBraintree

Gotta take the money, might as well take it in style and on all devices without too much headache. Oh and we use the fraud prevention tools.

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Pathwright uses StripeStripe

We started with PayPal initially, but Stripe appeared and made our lives much easier. They are now our primary payment service.

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White Rabbit Express uses BraintreeBraintree

credit card and paypal transaction processing. We love Stripe but want a single API for credit cards and PayPal

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SMS Cat Facts uses BraintreeBraintree

Braintree is effectively the only good billing PaaS for Eastern European companies.

Avatar of uses BraintreeBraintree

Handle debit/credit card payments with 3DSecure.

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