Affirm vs. Flywire

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
Flywire
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Flywire headquartered in Boston offers their secure global payment platform to keep money moving around the world. Flywire offers a custom payment solution and collections network, and is designed to streamline payments process from start to finish.N/A
Pricing
AffirmFlywire
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AffirmFlywire
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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AffirmFlywire
Small Businesses
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Score 9.2 out of 10
Apple Pay
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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
AffirmFlywire
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(4 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AffirmFlywire
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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Flywire
Many of our international students studying at our institution are financially supported by their parents in their homeland. In other words, they rely on their families for payment of their class fees. So, Flywire makes international payments convenient by making payment by visiting our college website and finding the Flywire payment option. Some prefer this method over credit card payments or by wiring money to the student's bank account in the U.S., which creates a whole additional step in making payments.
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Pros
Affirm
  • Easy installation.
  • Great customer service.
  • Painless pay as you go software.
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Flywire
  • It accepts a wire transfer from virtually all nations outside the U.S.
  • The customer service support is helpful.
  • Once payment information in our system is updated, it allows for payment for classes from overseas to run smoothly.
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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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Flywire
  • Delay time could be shortened between the actual time of payment and the confirmation of payment.
  • It could allow for the payer to pay more than the outstanding balance without rejecting additional amounts of money.
  • Refund information by way of Flywire is a little vague.
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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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Flywire
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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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Flywire
Flywire is relatively simple to use with much quicker response time when it comes to customer support.
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Return on Investment
Affirm
  • Higher average order value.
  • Mores sales.
  • Better user experience.
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Flywire
  • Cannot think of any negative impact
  • A good number of students are using Flywire to pay for their classes, so it is growing in popularity
  • It reduces the amount of foot traffic at the cashier / payment office when it comes to issues involving payment of classes.
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