Braintree vs Recurly

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Braintree vs Recurly: 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; Recurly: Subscription Billing. Zen Simplicity. 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.

Braintree and Recurly can be categorized 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, Recurly provides the following key features:

  • Subscription Plans
  • Account Dashboard
  • Dunning Management

"Well-designed api" is the top reason why over 22 developers like Braintree, while over 17 developers mention "Recurring billing" as the leading cause for choosing Recurly.

According to the StackShare community, Braintree has a broader approval, being mentioned in 162 company stacks & 33 developers stacks; compared to Recurly, which is listed in 39 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

Decisions about Braintree and Recurly
Kilian Stallinger

Stripe is very well known for its developer experience and great documentation. We considered Recurly and other tools because of the easy tax-automations and subscription handling.

But lately Stripe introduces its own tax-handling feature, and it was just a perfect match for our usecase. Also we are migrating some of our billing to a Pay-per-Use system, wich Stripe supports very well.

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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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Pros of Braintree
Pros of Recurly
  • 24
    Well-designed api
  • 19
    Developer friendly
  • 17
    Easy setup
  • 14
    Reliable
  • 6
    Excellent documentation
  • 4
    Great support
  • 3
    Can use paypal and debit card
  • 2
    Test it without obligation, great SDK/API and prices
  • 1
    Great API, awesome docs
  • 20
    Recurring billing
  • 10
    Simplicity
  • 9
    Works with multiple gateways
  • 9
    Supports Value Added Tax
  • 7
    Great support & easy to use
  • 4
    Simple
  • 3
    Amazing

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Cons of Braintree
Cons of Recurly
  • 1
    Lacking documentation for mobile integrations
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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 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.

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    What are some alternatives to Braintree and Recurly?
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    Stripe makes it easy for developers to accept credit cards on the web.
    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
    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
    It is an e-commerce credit card payment system management company. Customers process online payments, streamline online fraud management, and simplify payment security.
    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.
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