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I'd love to know the general community's thoughs on these two?
PayPal vs Stripe for a personal blogger, SMB/SME or solopreneur.
Factors: 1. Total cost, 2. extras (SSL, etc), 3. ease of use, 4. support

it would be good to talk about eCommerce sites with multiproducts (say WooCommerce) and non eCommerce sites that maybe sell one single product.

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Jordan Fares
    Originally Posted by digitalhubconsulting View Post

    I'd love to know the general community's thoughs on these two?
    PayPal vs Stripe for a personal blogger, SMB/SME or solopreneur.
    Factors: 1. Total cost, 2. extras (SSL, etc), 3. ease of use, 4. support

    it would be good to talk about eCommerce sites with multiproducts (say WooCommerce) and non eCommerce sites that maybe sell one single product.

    Thanks
    We've just transitioned across to stripe from Paypal. I find paypal support to be terrible, they don't support one click upsells and lots of stories of them holding onto payment etc. This hasn't happened to me personally but lots of people in another group i'm part off.

    Stripe take a small percentage on the sale, support has been very good with us so far! They are not supported in every country though so you will need to check if they support your location.

    Hope this helps a little.
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    • Originally Posted by Jordan Fares View Post

      We've just transitioned across to stripe from Paypal. I find paypal support to be terrible, they don't support one click upsells and lots of stories of them holding onto payment etc. This hasn't happened to me personally but lots of people in another group i'm part off.

      Stripe take a small percentage on the sale, support has been very good with us so far! They are not supported in every country though so you will need to check if they support your location.

      Hope this helps a little.

      Hi Jordan,
      Thanks for that. I've been using both Stripe and Paypal for years.
      I didn't give my opinion of them in the first email to see how people reacted but that's exactly my experience: Stripe has been excellent and Paypal has been mediocre. They have kept my money also (still have some). Seems to be a recurring them with them.
      Good to hear your thoughts.

      Keith
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenFerns
    Stripe all the way if it works in your country.

    Paypal kept my account and money on hold after a product launch I just did. Before the launch I called them up and informed them about my launch and asked them if there would be any issues. They said 'No, you are good to go'.

    During the launch, sales started coming in they froze my account and money citing 'additional checks required'. It's been 20 days and they still haven't sorted it out.

    No issues at all with Stripe. It's much easier to setup, get going and stay going.
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  • Profile picture of the author erpsandeep
    My opinion is Paypal was the best i think so because i have not used Stripe i used Paypal and Payza thats two are best
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  • Profile picture of the author catalogspot
    Paypal is stil the best. I think about stripe, but I did not open account yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    You did not specify whether you were talking about PayPal Standard or one of their other solutions like PayPal Payments Pro. I'll assume Standard PayPal here ...

    The transaction rate is about the same for both and both are easy to install. Stripe can be set up to automatically transfer payments to your bank account at the close of every business day. You have to do that manually with PayPal.

    Neither is great at support but at least PayPal has a phone number. Stripe doesn't. You have to communicate with them via Email, which is a very slow way of resolving problems. PayPal is notorious for not supporting merchants in chargeback situations. Not sure about Stripe.

    PayPal offers 6 month financing, which is great if you are selling expensive items that a customer does not have the lump sum for. Stripe does not.

    PayPal Standard takes users off-site to process payments which can hurt conversions. Because of that, you do not need an SSL. You definitely need an SSL if you are using Stripe, although if you are using a hosted shopping cart, they provide a shared SSL that you can use at no cost.

    We always advocate having both PayPal and a real payment processor on a website. So, my advice would be to have both Stripe and PayPal - let the customer choose.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fred Kimberley
    Originally Posted by digitalhubconsulting View Post

    I'd love to know the general community's thoughs on these two?
    PayPal vs Stripe for a personal blogger, SMB/SME or solopreneur.
    Factors: 1. Total cost, 2. extras (SSL, etc), 3. ease of use, 4. support

    it would be good to talk about eCommerce sites with multiproducts (say WooCommerce) and non eCommerce sites that maybe sell one single product.

    Thanks
    Hi

    I have seen mostly businesses use stripe now.
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