Braintree vs Chargebee

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Braintree vs Chargebee: What are the differences?

Braintree: Accept payments in your app or website today. 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; Chargebee: Lets you bill, manage and understand your SaaS or subscription based eCommerce business easily. Chargebee is a subscription billing platform that lets you bill, manage and understand your SaaS or subscription based eCommerce business easily.

Braintree and Chargebee can be primarily classified as "Payment Services" tools.

Some of the features offered by Braintree are:

  • Simple pricing with no minimums- Pay only for what you use, with no minimum monthly volume, at the simple US pricing rate of 2.9% + $.30 per transaction.
  • An API developers love- Integrate your app with our API over a cup of coffee.
  • We support your business model- Subscriptions or one-off, mobile or web, local or global, our platform adapts.

On the other hand, Chargebee provides the following key features:

  • Recurring Billing
  • Customer Portal
  • Hosted Payment Pages (with Theme Support)

Airbnb, Uber Technologies, and Stack Exchange are some of the popular companies that use Braintree, whereas Chargebee is used by Soylent, Vizzbuzz, and Findify. Braintree has a broader approval, being mentioned in 162 company stacks & 33 developers stacks; compared to Chargebee, which is listed in 24 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

Decisions about Braintree and Chargebee
Isaiah Garcia
Community Developer at StackShare · | 3 upvotes · 1.1K views

Not only is ReCharge more interoperable with Shopify services and apps, thereby reducing the amount of work required to implement it, but it's also more cost-effective than ChargeBee.

At least with regard to handling physical products, I find ReCharge to be superior and cleaner. Their customer service is kinder AND they even let you try them out for the first $100k worth of recurring revenue, so you can really get a feel for whether or not it will be a good tool for your organization in the long run.

If you use Shopify, sell physical goods, and have complex subscription needs, ya can't go wrong with ReCharge. Plus, the cost is reasonable, so give it a go!

If you're in the SaaS business, ChargeBee may be more appropriate though.

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Stripe was made with developers in mind first so the extensibility of it is great! This makes it very easy for us to integrate and automate as much as we need with its APIs and SDK. It allows a lot of customization of exactly what we need to build our applications. They also manage all of our customers from a tax and accounting perspective which makes it easy from a business standpoint.

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    Well-designed api
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    Developer friendly
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    Easy setup
  • 14
    Reliable
  • 6
    Excellent documentation
  • 4
    Great support
  • 3
    Can use paypal and debit card
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    Test it without obligation, great SDK/API and prices
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    Great API, awesome docs
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      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 Chargebee?

      Chargebee is a subscription billing platform that lets you bill, manage and understand your SaaS or subscription based eCommerce business easily.

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