Affirm vs. Checkout.com

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Affirm
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Affirm, headquartered in San Francisco, offers their dynamic payment system for ecommerce, supporting payments broken out into installments to accommodate shopper preference.N/A
Checkout.com
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Checkout.com headquartered in London enables businesses with technology designed to make payments seamless. Checkout.com boasts the fastest, most reliable payments in more than 150 currencies, with in-country acquiring, fraud filters and reporting through one API. Checkout.com can accept all major international credit and debit cards, as well as popular alternative and local payment methods. The company launched in 2012 and now has a team of over 1100 people across 18 offices worldwide.N/A
Pricing
AffirmCheckout.com
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AffirmCheckout.com
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
AffirmCheckout.com
Payment Gateways
Comparison of Payment Gateways features of Product A and Product B
Affirm
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Ratings
Checkout.com
7.9
39 Ratings
31% above category average
Fraud Detection00 Ratings7.632 Ratings
API or SDK00 Ratings8.237 Ratings
Recurring Payment Support00 Ratings8.129 Ratings
Billing and Invoicing Support00 Ratings7.733 Ratings
Global Support00 Ratings8.236 Ratings
Payment Form Acceptance00 Ratings7.533 Ratings
Best Alternatives
AffirmCheckout.com
Small Businesses
Square Invoices
Square Invoices
Score 9.2 out of 10
Apple Pay
Apple Pay
Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Apple Pay
Apple Pay
Score 9.1 out of 10
Apple Pay
Apple Pay
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
Adyen
Adyen
Score 8.8 out of 10
Adyen
Adyen
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
AffirmCheckout.com
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(4 ratings)
8.1
(45 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(43 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AffirmCheckout.com
Likelihood to Recommend
Affirm
We use Affirm with a Woocommerce/Wordpress website and there is a plugin that integrates Affirm for us. We also use a payment method plugin that limits Affirms availability only to products that they support. Generally, we have had a good experience with integration and payments from Affirm to us are consistent and timely. People finance guitars, pedals, and amplifiers and it offers us a way to reach a customer base that may not otherwise purchase from us.
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Checkout.com
Checkout offers great service and expertise and stands above its peers in full-service offering, integration, and ongoing support. However, Checkout is not suitable in a scenario where Paysend is fully licensed and a direct acquirer of the scheme. In this scenario, Paysend can perform the full value chain in-house.
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Pros
Affirm
  • Easy installation.
  • Great customer service.
  • Painless pay as you go software.
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Checkout.com
  • They provide excellent advice from knowledgeable subject matter experts on all things payments.
  • They adapt quickly to our business-changing needs, helping us stay agile as our business grows.
  • They provide trustworthy and reliable services that enable us to take payments with as little friction as possible.
  • They are as passionate about performance as we are, working closely with us to ensure we maximize the chances of success for every transaction.
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Cons
Affirm
  • We haven't had any issues as of yet, we are very happy with everything.
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Checkout.com
  • Their dashboard can get better. They have been making improvements
  • Faster settlements as it's a bit of a pain to have big reserves till ACH clears every day
  • Much stronger consumer facing brand name in the US so more end customers trust the links powered by Checkout.com
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Likelihood to Renew
Affirm
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Checkout.com
We have a long term contract and we already have them in our plans for the next 5 years.
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Usability
Affirm
Easy to use, simple to integrate, especially if you are using Shopify Plus. Putting everything live and active was easy. We did have to do some simple HTML/CSS to make everything look the way that we wanted it to, but that was very easy and something that we did in house. If you can do some simple style work, you won't have any issues at all.
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Checkout.com
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Reliability and Availability
Affirm
No answers on this topic
Checkout.com
In the last 3 years that I have been working with Checkout.com, they had an unplanned outage that lasted less than a few minutes. Their uptime is amazing. If they have maintenance, unlike banks, they don't have downtime during this time. We frequently require their support and Checkout.com responds to us within minutes. When we have important rollouts, I schedule calls with our merchant support manager to monitor the rollout/perform tests, etc. It is always easy to find time lost even with short notice.
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Performance
Affirm
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Checkout.com
Checkout.com performance as an acquirer and a PSP is excellent. We have too many transactions per day, therefore reports take some time to generate before they are available for downloading. But it indeed takes reasonable time. We use native/h2h integration therefore, there is no redirection issue, all pages load quickly on our side. Based on my experience, Checkout.com will never never integrate with software or systems that will slow them down. Amongst all payment methods they offer, all are processed immediately, without delays.
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Support Rating
Affirm
No answers on this topic
Checkout.com
When we were discovering the possibility of opening an entity in the United States to process transactions as domestic cards, Checkout.com did not just quickly provide the requirements to open that market as we asked them to but showed us slides with all the possibilities we had for each of their licenses in the world, calculating an estimate of the acquiring costs and acceptance rate we would have, based on the cross-border volumes we were processing with them, to evaluate other ways to improve our business.
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Alternatives Considered
Affirm
We have not used any payment plans before, this was the first for the company.
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Checkout.com
Both CyberSource and Ingenico provided poor support on any types of issues. Integration was a nightmare as it took months just to set them up as compared to Checkout.com. Checkout.com provided us with quick integration and constant monitoring of our transactions which is what we really needed.
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Scalability
Affirm
No answers on this topic
Checkout.com
Our tech team implemented payments API to process payments online. Analytics team receives transaction repots that we use to build our own performance dashboards and help to reconcile transactions. API is indeed flexible - we don't use all features but if required we can easily implement them. When Checkout.com adds new features or functionalities, some of them can be used even on an older API version which saved us tech resources and implementation time. We use the same API to expand into new markets - technically we don't need to change anything when we want to launch payments in a new country.
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Return on Investment
Affirm
  • Higher average order value.
  • Mores sales.
  • Better user experience.
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Checkout.com
  • Checkout has allowed us to enter markets worldwide without having to find a new provider—the same seamless experience across Europe, the UK, and Australia.
  • The efficient chargeback setup on the portal allows us to monitor and respond to chargebacks promptly and efficiently, and help is always available for cases that are a little less black or white.
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