Affirm vs. Coinbase

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Affirm
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Affirm, headquartered in San Francisco, offers their dynamic payment system for ecommerce, supporting payments broken out into installments to accommodate shopper preference.N/A
Coinbase
Score 7.9 out of 10
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Coinbase is a digital currency exchange (Coinbase Pro) and crypto-oriented software solution suite for businesses, including hosted checkout pages, payment buttons, invoicing, and multiple ecommerce integrations (Coinbase Commerce), a turnkey solution for brokerages, exchanges, and fintechs enabling them to offer customers crypto (Coinbase Prime), crypto asset custody (Coinbase Custody), and a wallet to self-store crypto (Coinbase Wallet).
$0.20
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Pricing
AffirmCoinbase
Editions & Modules
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$100K-$1M
$0.20
taker fee
$10-50K
$0.35
taker fee
<$10K
$0.50
taker fee
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AffirmCoinbase
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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Community Pulse
AffirmCoinbase
Top Pros
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Best Alternatives
AffirmCoinbase
Small Businesses
Square Invoices
Square Invoices
Score 9.2 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Apple Pay
Apple Pay
Score 9.1 out of 10

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Enterprises
Adyen
Adyen
Score 8.8 out of 10

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User Ratings
AffirmCoinbase
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(4 ratings)
8.4
(28 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
AffirmCoinbase
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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Coinbase
I think Coinbase is extremely suitable for people who are just starting to get into crypto-related activities. Based on how easy it is to use along with the brand recognition I think it offers beginners a better sense of security. Just like all trading platforms, it is extremely easy to get carried away as you only have to confirm your purchase twice and it goes through. It would not be very suitable for those who have little self-control.
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Pros
Affirm
  • Easy installation.
  • Great customer service.
  • Painless pay as you go software.
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Coinbase
  • Coinbase has a really nice looking design which offers for a better user experience.
  • Coinbase is extremely easy to use.
  • Coinbase does a great job delivering company news/changes to its users.
  • Coinbase offers frequent updates which makes you feel more secure using their services.
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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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Coinbase
  • Just like other apps(venmo, cashapp, PayPal) it keeps all your trade portfolio under coin based. Not transferable
  • Even though, they give you a starting balance of $10. They do wants you to put at least $10 of your money
  • The training video are simple. Learn about US dollar coin, USD, and bitcoin. But it doesn't teach you how to be a savvy trader. That will take additional education
  • You can't add small cryptocurrency like BAR to your portfolio. It certain amount to trade with.
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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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Coinbase
The application and desktop versions are updated regularly and rarely experience down time.
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Support Rating
Affirm
No answers on this topic
Coinbase
I haven't needed to contact support for Coinbase yet—it's probably because it is super easy to use and very intuitive. If I were to use the support, it would probably be better than these other companies because most of the other ones come from foreign markets or aren't as big as Coinbase.
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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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Coinbase
Coinbase is just better overall, with access to investments that can be traded for USD. As well as the crypto that can gain interest, Coinbase is amazing at educating the user along with providing real-time data, that allows the user to make the best decision they can when making this kind of risky investment. Coinbase takes the risk out of Crypto.
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Return on Investment
Affirm
  • Higher average order value.
  • Mores sales.
  • Better user experience.
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Coinbase
  • It's saved time from figuring out how to buy and sell cryptocurrencies
  • It makes monitoring market prices and fluctuations in the value of crypto holdings very easy and simple. Which also saves time.
  • We don't do as high of volume so the lower transaction costs even though there is a slight premium saves us a lot of money in contrast to many of the exchanges that can charge 4-5+% transaction costs.
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