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PayPal vs WePay: What are the differences?

What is 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..

What is WePay? 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.

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

Some of the features offered by PayPal are:

  • 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.

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.
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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 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 PayPal and WePay?
    Stripe
    Stripe makes it easy for developers to accept credit cards on the web.
    Payoneer
    It is a financial services company that provides online money transfer and digital payment services and working capital solutions
    TransferWise
    It bypasses pricey international payments entirely by using two local transfers instead of one international transaction. If you want to convert your pounds to euros, you send the money in pounds to its UK-based account.
    Amazon Pay
    It makes simple for millions of customers around the globe to check-in and checkout using information already stored in their Amazon account.
    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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    Decisions about PayPal and WePay
    Adrien Rey-Jarthon
    Adrien Rey-Jarthon
    Founder at updown.io · | 13 upvotes · 85.3K views
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    Stripe
    Stripe
    PayPal
    PayPal
    BitPay
    BitPay
    #Bitcoin
    #Payments
    #BitcoinCash

    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 · | 11 upvotes · 166.3K views
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    Google Analytics
    Google Analytics
    Postman
    Postman
    Stack Overflow
    Stack Overflow
    Google Drive
    Google Drive
    Google Maps
    Google Maps
    CloudFlare
    CloudFlare
    Stripe
    Stripe
    PayPal
    PayPal
    Twilio
    Twilio
    Let's Encrypt
    Let's Encrypt
    TensorFlow
    TensorFlow

    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 PayPal and WePay
    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 PayPal and WePay
    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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