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Killbill vs PayPal: What are the differences?

Killbill: Open-Source Subscription Billing and Payment Platform. Kill Bill is a platform for subscription billing and payments integration Its plug-in architecture allows you to easily apply custom logic and integrate with third party systems.; PayPal: Send Money, Pay Online or Set Up a Merchant Account. 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..

Killbill and PayPal can be primarily classified as "Payment Services" tools.

Some of the features offered by Killbill are:

  • Invoicing and Prorated Billing
  • Event Based Billing
  • Internationalization

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

  • 2.9% + $0.30 or less- With our flat, transparent pricing, you’ll never be surprised by hidden or variable fees. We also offer discounted rates when you sell a lot, or when you use our card reader.
  • Keeping every seller secure- If you’re sent an unauthorized payment, or a buyer claims they never received an item, our Seller Protection covers you for the full amount of the eligible payment.
  • Easy for them, easy for you- With just a few clicks, you can get paid by debit card, credit card, or a PayPal transfer. All someone needs to start buying from you is your e-mail address or mobile number.

Killbill is an open source tool with 1.93K GitHub stars and 450 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Killbill's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is Killbill?

Kill Bill is a platform for subscription billing and payments integration. Its plug-in architecture allows you to easily apply custom logic and integrate with third party systems.

What is 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.
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        What are some alternatives to Killbill and PayPal?
        Stripe
        Stripe makes it easy for developers to accept credit cards on the web.
        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.
        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.
        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.
        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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        Decisions about Killbill and PayPal
        Adrien Rey-Jarthon
        Adrien Rey-Jarthon
        Founder at updown.io · | 11 upvotes · 54.3K views
        atupdown.ioupdown.io
        BitPay
        BitPay
        PayPal
        PayPal
        Stripe
        Stripe
        #BitcoinCash
        #Payments
        #Bitcoin

        To accept payments on updown.io, we first added support for Stripe which is by far the most popular payment gateway for startups and for a good reason. Their service is of awesome quality: the UI is gorgeous, the integration is easy, the documentation is great, the API is super stable and well thought. I can't recommend it enough.

        We then added support for PayPal which is pretty popular for people who have money on it and don't know where to spend it (it can make it feel like you're spending less when it comes from PayPal wallet), or for people who prefer not to enter a credit card on a new website. This was pretty well received and we're currently receiving about 25% of our purchases from PayPal. The documentation and integration is much more painful than with Stripe IMO, I can't recommend them for that, but not having it is basically dodging potential sales.

        Finally we more recently added support of BitPay for #Bitcoin and BitcoinCash payments, which was a pretty easy process but not worth the time in the end due to the low usage and the always changing conditions of the network: the transaction fees got huge after price raise and bitcoin because unusable for small payments, they then introduced support for BCH and a newer Bitcoin protocol for lower fees, but then you need a special wallet to pay and in the end it's too cumbersome, even for bitcoin users, to pay with it. I think unless you expect a bit number of payments using cryptocurrencies it's not worth implementing this solution, and better to accept them manually.

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        Tom Klein
        Tom Klein
        CEO at Gentlent · | 9 upvotes · 87.1K views
        atGentlentGentlent
        TensorFlow
        TensorFlow
        Let's Encrypt
        Let's Encrypt
        Twilio
        Twilio
        PayPal
        PayPal
        Stripe
        Stripe
        CloudFlare
        CloudFlare
        Google Maps
        Google Maps
        Google Drive
        Google Drive
        Stack Overflow
        Stack Overflow
        Postman
        Postman
        Google Analytics
        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 Killbill and PayPal
        Review ofPayPalPayPal

        Paypal comes with tons of old APIs, and new ones that are incomplete. There are bugs in the documentation, bug with their implementation. And their support department is completely clueless.

        Frankly it is only good if you use its light mode: a direct payment with no recurring fees. So forget about it if you want to put in place things like Subscription mode, their are better players out there to do that.

        How developers use Killbill and PayPal
        Avatar of Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
        Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses PayPalPayPal

        PayPal is used as one of our payment-gateways included in our shop-solution. We only use PayPal for direct debits/charges from bank-accounts as we got Stripe for credit-card transactions.

        Avatar of Gitt
        Gitt uses PayPalPayPal

        Recognized by millions of customers as the most secure and reliable platform, we giving options to the customer on how they will subscribe.

        Avatar of osu! Ripple
        osu! Ripple uses PayPalPayPal

        Donations are processed through PayPal, mostly. So it's a pretty indespensable tool, as it's our main source of income.

        Avatar of eXon Technologies
        eXon Technologies uses PayPalPayPal

        We are using Braintree that is PayPal company for our payments on our website. No more redirects to PayPal :-)

        Avatar of Promethean TV
        Promethean TV uses PayPalPayPal

        PrometheanTV utilizes the Paypal Payment services to provide various e-commerce and payment related features.

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