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Alternatives to Zuora

Recurly, Chargify, NetSuite, Chargebee, and Stripe are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Zuora.
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What is Zuora and what are its top alternatives?

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.
Zuora is a tool in the Payment Services category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Zuora

  • Recurly
    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. ...

  • Chargify
    Chargify

    Chargify simplifies recurring billing for Web 2.0 and SaaS companies. Build innovative web applications without worrying how to bill your customers. ...

  • NetSuite
    NetSuite

    One complete system including accounting, CRM, inventory, and ecommerce. With NetSuite, you can implement the complete business software suite to run your entire business better or begin with one module and add functionality as you need it. ...

  • Chargebee
    Chargebee

    Chargebee is a subscription billing platform that lets you bill, manage and understand your SaaS or subscription based eCommerce business easily. ...

  • Stripe
    Stripe

    Stripe makes it easy for developers to accept credit cards on the web.

  • Shopify
    Shopify

    Shopify powers tens of thousands of online retailers including General Electric, Amnesty International, CrossFit, Tesla Motors, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Foo Fighters, GitHub, and more. Our platform allows users to easily and quickly create their own online store without all the technical work involved in developing their own website, or the huge expense of having someone else build it. Shopify lets merchants manage all aspects of their shops: uploading products, changing the design, accepting credit card orders, and viewing their incoming orders and completed transactions. ...

  • Paddle
    Paddle

    A platform that takes makes it incredibly simple to sell apps, games and other digital products.  We think that creators should be allowed to focus on building awesome products, so we handle all of the boring things like payments, analytics, customer support and VAT so that they can do just that. Using Paddle's software development kits, developers can easily set up trial versions, licensing mechanisms, in-app purchases and even track performance & usage with Paddle’s in-app analytics technology -- all under a single dashboard. ...

  • PayPal
    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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Recurly

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Subscription Billing. Zen Simplicity.
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PROS OF RECURLY
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    Recurring billing
  • 10
    Simplicity
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    Works with multiple gateways
  • 9
    Supports Value Added Tax
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    Great support & easy to use
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    Simple
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    Amazing
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    Dear StackShare Community,

    I am seeking inspiration on creating a billing & subscription stack and came across this wonderful website and community.

    From what I understood so far, I need something like Stripe or Braintree to collect payments without dealing with PCI compliance or setting up merchant accounts, etc... Additionally, services like Chargebee, Recurly, Chargify, etc. are said to make life easier when dealing with recurring billing.

    Stated below, I've tried to give you some context on what I want to achieve. I am very curious about your ideas and how you'd configure an optimal stack.

    Project context (very high level):

    • Loyalty program for local merchants (stores, restaurants,...).

    • Customers support their community and merchants by shopping local.

    • Merchants grant points to customers based on a customer's value spent in a store, restaurant, etc.

    • Customers can redeem their points at any participating merchant.

    Billing / Subscription scenarios to be considered:

    (affecting merchants only)

    One-time setup fee

    • What: Merchant pays a setup fee by signing up for the service

    • Where: Order placed on the website

    Monthly retainer fee

    • What: Merchant pays a monthly recurring retainer for the service.

    • Where: Order placed on the website

    Manually initiated payment

    • What: Merchant initiates a payment to top up his virtual points wallet. E.g. pays 100 USD to top up 100000 points which then can be used by the merchant for granting points to customers.

    • Why: Points issued to members need to be paid for by the merchant. We first considered billing the merchants post-ante, e.g. monthly based on the points they've granted to their customers in the last 30 days, but this seems too risky: If they can't / won't pay we'd still have to pay out points to the customers (technically to the merchants where the customers redeem their points). Thus, the pragmatic idea to reduce risk by having the merchants to pre-pay for their points by topping up their balance.

    • Where: Web application (with the merchant logged in)

    • Nice to have: Opt-in for automatically initiated top-ups if a merchant's balance falls below a certain amount.

    Invoicing

    • What: After every transaction (setup, retainer, top-up,...), we need to automatically issue and send (E-Mail) an invoice to the merchant.

    • Nice to have: Customer portal with all their invoices.

    Other potentially relevant parameters

    • Currency: Only Euro

    • Country: Only Germany (so far)

    • Tax: Only one tax rate

    • Payment for setup & retainer: Credit Card; ideally SEPA Direct Debit (but that still causes headache due to the SEPA regulatory and risk of chargebacks still after weeks), PayPal?

    • Payment for top-up: Same as above plus any other that makes sense (Klarna, Sofort, PayPal...)

    Again, thank you very much for sharing your ideas and thoughts! I'd highly appreciate any input :-)

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    Ajit Parthan

    Running a subscription service with just direct calls to Stripe or similar payment gateways is possible but also needs dedicated person(s) for decent amount of development and maintenance.

    Plus features like updating card details, invoice history - all these can be built. Again, more dev work and resources.

    Use of subscription platform like Chargebee or Recurly is definitely a great help here.

    Chargebee offered a simple pay-as-you-go transparent pricing and almost trivial signup process.

    #Paymentgatewayintegration

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    Chargify logo

    Chargify

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    Easily Manage Your Recurring Revenue Business
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        Dear StackShare Community,

        I am seeking inspiration on creating a billing & subscription stack and came across this wonderful website and community.

        From what I understood so far, I need something like Stripe or Braintree to collect payments without dealing with PCI compliance or setting up merchant accounts, etc... Additionally, services like Chargebee, Recurly, Chargify, etc. are said to make life easier when dealing with recurring billing.

        Stated below, I've tried to give you some context on what I want to achieve. I am very curious about your ideas and how you'd configure an optimal stack.

        Project context (very high level):

        • Loyalty program for local merchants (stores, restaurants,...).

        • Customers support their community and merchants by shopping local.

        • Merchants grant points to customers based on a customer's value spent in a store, restaurant, etc.

        • Customers can redeem their points at any participating merchant.

        Billing / Subscription scenarios to be considered:

        (affecting merchants only)

        One-time setup fee

        • What: Merchant pays a setup fee by signing up for the service

        • Where: Order placed on the website

        Monthly retainer fee

        • What: Merchant pays a monthly recurring retainer for the service.

        • Where: Order placed on the website

        Manually initiated payment

        • What: Merchant initiates a payment to top up his virtual points wallet. E.g. pays 100 USD to top up 100000 points which then can be used by the merchant for granting points to customers.

        • Why: Points issued to members need to be paid for by the merchant. We first considered billing the merchants post-ante, e.g. monthly based on the points they've granted to their customers in the last 30 days, but this seems too risky: If they can't / won't pay we'd still have to pay out points to the customers (technically to the merchants where the customers redeem their points). Thus, the pragmatic idea to reduce risk by having the merchants to pre-pay for their points by topping up their balance.

        • Where: Web application (with the merchant logged in)

        • Nice to have: Opt-in for automatically initiated top-ups if a merchant's balance falls below a certain amount.

        Invoicing

        • What: After every transaction (setup, retainer, top-up,...), we need to automatically issue and send (E-Mail) an invoice to the merchant.

        • Nice to have: Customer portal with all their invoices.

        Other potentially relevant parameters

        • Currency: Only Euro

        • Country: Only Germany (so far)

        • Tax: Only one tax rate

        • Payment for setup & retainer: Credit Card; ideally SEPA Direct Debit (but that still causes headache due to the SEPA regulatory and risk of chargebacks still after weeks), PayPal?

        • Payment for top-up: Same as above plus any other that makes sense (Klarna, Sofort, PayPal...)

        Again, thank you very much for sharing your ideas and thoughts! I'd highly appreciate any input :-)

        See more
        NetSuite logo

        NetSuite

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        The #1 Cloud Erp Software Suite
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        PROS OF NETSUITE
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            Chargebee logo

            Chargebee

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            Lets you bill, manage and understand your SaaS or subscription based eCommerce business easily.
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            PROS OF CHARGEBEE
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                Dear StackShare Community,

                I am seeking inspiration on creating a billing & subscription stack and came across this wonderful website and community.

                From what I understood so far, I need something like Stripe or Braintree to collect payments without dealing with PCI compliance or setting up merchant accounts, etc... Additionally, services like Chargebee, Recurly, Chargify, etc. are said to make life easier when dealing with recurring billing.

                Stated below, I've tried to give you some context on what I want to achieve. I am very curious about your ideas and how you'd configure an optimal stack.

                Project context (very high level):

                • Loyalty program for local merchants (stores, restaurants,...).

                • Customers support their community and merchants by shopping local.

                • Merchants grant points to customers based on a customer's value spent in a store, restaurant, etc.

                • Customers can redeem their points at any participating merchant.

                Billing / Subscription scenarios to be considered:

                (affecting merchants only)

                One-time setup fee

                • What: Merchant pays a setup fee by signing up for the service

                • Where: Order placed on the website

                Monthly retainer fee

                • What: Merchant pays a monthly recurring retainer for the service.

                • Where: Order placed on the website

                Manually initiated payment

                • What: Merchant initiates a payment to top up his virtual points wallet. E.g. pays 100 USD to top up 100000 points which then can be used by the merchant for granting points to customers.

                • Why: Points issued to members need to be paid for by the merchant. We first considered billing the merchants post-ante, e.g. monthly based on the points they've granted to their customers in the last 30 days, but this seems too risky: If they can't / won't pay we'd still have to pay out points to the customers (technically to the merchants where the customers redeem their points). Thus, the pragmatic idea to reduce risk by having the merchants to pre-pay for their points by topping up their balance.

                • Where: Web application (with the merchant logged in)

                • Nice to have: Opt-in for automatically initiated top-ups if a merchant's balance falls below a certain amount.

                Invoicing

                • What: After every transaction (setup, retainer, top-up,...), we need to automatically issue and send (E-Mail) an invoice to the merchant.

                • Nice to have: Customer portal with all their invoices.

                Other potentially relevant parameters

                • Currency: Only Euro

                • Country: Only Germany (so far)

                • Tax: Only one tax rate

                • Payment for setup & retainer: Credit Card; ideally SEPA Direct Debit (but that still causes headache due to the SEPA regulatory and risk of chargebacks still after weeks), PayPal?

                • Payment for top-up: Same as above plus any other that makes sense (Klarna, Sofort, PayPal...)

                Again, thank you very much for sharing your ideas and thoughts! I'd highly appreciate any input :-)

                See more
                Vincenzo Belpiede
                CEO at StellarTalents.com · | 7 upvotes · 53.1K views
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                Stripe or Paddle for payment processing for SaaS?

                we used Stripe + Chargebee once and will NEVER use them again (they charge too much (300usd/month while offering way fewer integrations than Stripe)

                Furthermore, Chargebee doesn't support managing disputes. We still need to go to stripe for that.

                Looking forward to hearing your thoughts

                See more
                Stripe logo

                Stripe

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                PROS OF STRIPE
                • 302
                  Easy setup
                • 292
                  Developer friendly
                • 248
                  Well-designed api
                • 191
                  Great documentation
                • 169
                  Clear pricing
                • 75
                  Secure
                • 74
                  Reliable
                • 63
                  Full integration with webhooks
                • 43
                  Amazing api
                • 38
                  Great customer support
                • 11
                  Easy
                • 6
                  Credit cards never hit your server - no pci worries
                • 4
                  No merchant account/gateway required
                • 4
                  Recurring billing
                • 3
                  Easy to integrate
                • 2
                  Support for SCA (Strong Customer Authentication)
                • 2
                  Great app
                • 2
                  BitCoin
                • 2
                  Fast UI
                • 1
                  Payments without own backend (using Stripe Products)
                • 1
                  Checkout.js
                • 1
                  Great UI
                • 1
                  So easy to use
                • 1
                  Beautiful
                CONS OF STRIPE
                • 3
                  Connect
                • 2
                  CANNOT withdraw USD to a Canadian Bank Account
                • 2
                  Does NOT have a currency conversion option like Paypal
                • 2
                  They keep 25% of the income for 60 days

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                Adrien Rey-Jarthon
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                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.

                See more
                Tom Klein

                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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                Shopify logo

                Shopify

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                PROS OF SHOPIFY
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                  Affordable yet comprehensive
                • 13
                  Great API & integration options
                • 10
                  Business-friendly
                • 9
                  Intuitive interface
                • 8
                  Quick
                • 3
                  Awesome customer support
                • 2
                  POS & Mobile
                • 2
                  Liquid
                • 1
                  Dummy Proof
                • 0
                  Nopcommerce
                CONS OF SHOPIFY
                • 1
                  User is stuck with building a site from a template

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                Currently, I am using Shopify, and it's working fine somehow. I need to check the access and error logs I am able to do it. That's why thinking set up a WordPress instance on my server. I need a suggestion whether it is good or not. My current website is www.dealsalt.com, please advise.

                Thanks DealSalt

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                Paddle

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                    Vincenzo Belpiede
                    CEO at StellarTalents.com · | 7 upvotes · 53.1K views
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                    Stripe or Paddle for payment processing for SaaS?

                    we used Stripe + Chargebee once and will NEVER use them again (they charge too much (300usd/month while offering way fewer integrations than Stripe)

                    Furthermore, Chargebee doesn't support managing disputes. We still need to go to stripe for that.

                    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts

                    See more
                    PayPal logo

                    PayPal

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                    Send Money, Pay Online or Set Up a Merchant Account
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                    PROS OF PAYPAL
                    • 195
                      Most known service
                    • 135
                      Consumers know it
                    • 112
                      It's available for many countries
                    • 69
                      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
                    • 2
                      PayPal
                    CONS OF PAYPAL
                    • 1
                      Not well written recurring payment api
                    • 1
                      Less countries supported
                    • 1
                      Harder to get started with

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                    at

                    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.

                    See more
                    Tom Klein

                    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.

                    See more