GoCardless vs WePay

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GoCardless vs WePay: What are the differences?

Developers describe GoCardless as "The UK's #1 for online Direct Debit". GoCardless makes it super simple for businesses to take regular payments online direct from their customers' bank accounts, perfect for invoicing and recurring subscriptions. On the other hand, WePay is detailed as "The easiest way to accept payments". WePay helps people sell tickets to events, send invoices, sell items online, and accept donations online. WePay also provides an API that allows developers to access its payments platform.

GoCardless and WePay can be categorized as "Payment Services" tools.

Some of the features offered by GoCardless are:

  • Low pricing for everyone
  • Simple dashboard for managing payments
  • Developer friendly

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

  • Online Invoicing- Send custom, professional invoices to your customers. Customers receive an email and can pay online.
  • Itemization- Get paid for all your work. Itemize your invoices so customers know exactly what they're paying for.
  • Recurring Invoices- Save time by sending recurring invoices online. Automatically send invoices weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually.
Decisions about GoCardless and WePay
Lucas Litton
Founder & CEO at Macombey · | 4 upvotes · 197.7K views

We use GoCardless to simplify the way clients and partners pay for our services. What intrigued us is the quick and easy ACH feature that gives our clients the option to log in with their bank account and shoot the funds directly to our account. The fee, compared to Stripe is less. Stripe and PayPal charge 2.9% + 30c and Stripe also forces the client to enter in all of their payment details manually and then if the payment doesn't work, the client has to try all over again. GoCardless charges 1% + 25c which is much more reasonable dealing with the large projects that we are currently working on.

We integrate GoCardless with Xero to easily send out quick invoices, receive the funds and track all revenue in one place.

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With COVID-19 looming over us, businesses are, more than ever, looking for ways to set up online payments.

And having recently gone through implementing both Stripe and GoCardless to get monthly subscriptions set up and automated on my company website, I felt there was no better time to write this blog post!

If you're currently looking at working with a Payment Gateway provider API, or you're currently working with one but are not a fan, are looking to automate things a bit more, or are just generally thinking about changing, then you should have a read of my latest blog post where I compare Stripe and GoCardless.

I compare APIs in depth, specifically the subscription checkout flow that both offer (they're very similar, with some BIG differences).

There are plenty of code examples on how to set it up in a Node.js environment and right at the end, I rate each API based on the following factors:

  • API ease of use
  • API documentation
  • Payment pages
  • Costs / fees
  • Security
  • Developer appeal
  • Customer experience
  • Free Trial

So feel free to check it out, and I hope you like it. Please leave any feedback as it is very helpful. Thanks!

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    What is GoCardless?

    GoCardless makes it super simple for businesses to take regular payments online direct from their customers' bank accounts, perfect for invoicing and recurring subscriptions.

    What is WePay?

    WePay helps people sell tickets to events, send invoices, sell items online, and accept donations online. WePay also provides an API that allows developers to access its payments platform.

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    What are some alternatives to GoCardless and WePay?
    Stripe
    Stripe makes it easy for developers to accept credit cards on the web.
    SlimPay
    It enables merchants to facilitate acquisition, increase the consumer lifetime value and maximize revenue through card and direct debit payments.
    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.
    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.
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