Affirm vs. Wise

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
Wise
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Wise, formerly TransferWise, from the company of the same name headquartered in London, provides international accounts and payment solutions for businesses. Wise helps businesses pay international invoices, vendors, and employees with the real exchange rate, in 80 countries, boasting cheaper rates than traditional banking options. It also helps to make faster, lower-cost payouts to all business customers, freelancers, employees, investors, and suppliers around the world.
$0.41
one-time fee
Pricing
AffirmWise
Editions & Modules
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ATM Fees over 100 USD per month
2%
One time/%
Accounting Funding transactions
2%
One time/%
Receiving USD wire payments
4.14 USD
One time/%
Getting the Wise Debit card
5 USD
One time/%
Getting account details in 10 currencies
31 USD
One time/%
Sending money
From 0.41%
One time/%
Converting money
From 0.41%
One time/%
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AffirmWise
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
AffirmWise
Top Pros
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User Ratings
AffirmWise
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(4 ratings)
9.2
(23 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AffirmWise
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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TransferWise
For a small business looking to expand internationally, transferwise offers lower admin fee and no hidden fee which is very important. It also remove the hassle and headache of setting up accounts with the local banks. Other than the low fees, the best part is we can use transferwise safely with a peace of mind as it is being regulated by the MAS. Lastly, any small business can set up their transferwise account within minutes which is very convenient
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Pros
Affirm
  • Easy installation.
  • Great customer service.
  • Painless pay as you go software.
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TransferWise
  • Quick - because funds are transferred domestically, even when going international, you don't have to wait long.
  • Easy - the printout of what information I needed to give the sending bank was complete and easy to understand.
  • Affordable - the fees on both ends were minimal.
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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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TransferWise
  • For large money transfers, the tax is a bit expensive so it would be nice if that was adjusted or if there was some economy of scale.
  • Ability to schedule recurring transfers could be useful.
  • Be able to transfer money by using a mobile phone number, like with Mobile Pay or Bizum, when the sender and receiver of the money are in different countries.
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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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TransferWise
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Support Rating
Affirm
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TransferWise
We haven't really had to engage with TransferWise support. The platform is simple and easy to use.
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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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TransferWise
We considered PayPal payment, ACH bank transfer, and simply mailing a check. TransferWise's fees were much lower than PayPal and our bank. Postage might have been less than TransferWise's fee, but payment could have taken more than a week rather than hours (or days in the case of a new payee).
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Return on Investment
Affirm
  • Higher average order value.
  • Mores sales.
  • Better user experience.
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TransferWise
  • We can save around 5% on our transfer fees
  • The online account management is easier than going into banks personally
  • There's no negative impact...
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