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PayPal vs PayWhirl: What are the differences?

Developers describe PayPal as "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.. On the other hand, PayWhirl is detailed as "The most flexible subscription payment software on earth". It provides powerful widgets & tools to help you handle your recurring billing like a pro - sell subscriptions, pre-orders, payment plans and much more.

PayPal and PayWhirl belong to "Payment Services" category of the tech stack.

Decisions about PayPal and PayWhirl
Lucas Litton
Founder & CEO at Macombey · | 4 upvotes · 186.5K 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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Pros of PayPal
Pros of PayWhirl
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    Most known service
  • 135
    Consumers know it
  • 113
    It's available for many countries
  • 70
    Easy
  • 54
    Best way to get paid outside US
  • 35
    Most widely used payment processor
  • 25
    Express Checkout
  • 16
    Consumers trust it
  • 15
    Flexible and secure
  • 6
    Digital Goods for Express Checkout
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    Cons of PayPal
    Cons of PayWhirl
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      Not well written recurring payment api
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      Less countries supported
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      Harder to get started with
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      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.

      What is PayWhirl?

      It provides powerful widgets & tools to help you handle your recurring billing like a pro - sell subscriptions, pre-orders, payment plans and much more.

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          What are some alternatives to PayPal and PayWhirl?
          Stripe
          Stripe makes it easy for developers to accept credit cards on the web.
          WePay
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