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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.

What is Stripe?

Stripe makes it easy for developers to accept credit cards on the web.
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    What are some alternatives to Braintree, Recurly, and Stripe?
    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.
    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.
    It is an e-commerce credit card payment system management company. Customers process online payments, streamline online fraud management, and simplify payment security.
    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.
    Chargify simplifies recurring billing for Web 2.0 and SaaS companies. Build innovative web applications without worrying how to bill your customers.
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    Reviews of Braintree, Recurly, 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.

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    Review ofRecurlyRecurly

    Overall I've enjoyed working with Recurly, however, their XML only API response produced some headaches/delays in a Node-based (Meteor) project. Conversion of the XML worked, but the way responses were formed wasn't always consistent (e.g. for error handling) resulting in a lot of extra work.

    The product is pretty good, but this XML issue along with improved API documentation would make it great.

    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 Braintree, Recurly, 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.

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    Frontify-0 uses RecurlyRecurly

    We use Recurly for recurring subscription management and payments.

    Avatar of uses BraintreeBraintree

    Handle debit/credit card payments with 3DSecure.

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    Sail Tactics uses RecurlyRecurly

    Recurring subscription payments

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