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Likelihood to Recommend

Authorize.Net

Authorize.Net is best for mid to large size companies that need to process large transactions and are worried about fraud or potential chargebacks. Small businesses are probably better off going with a different option since there are many less expensive options out there that offer very similar features for credit card processing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Braintree

Braintree is a lower cost alternative to many of the options business owners have through their bank. However, they will need to be techy or be working with a developer to set up. The setup and backend isn't as user friendly as alternatives. Braintree is a great option if you'll need to manually type in credit card details. Banks will sometimes charge a lot more for that option. The manual option is nice if your clients aren't as tech savvy and prefer to pay over the phone than to pay on your website.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Authorize.Net

  • There’s a lot to love about Authorize.Net. They provide a ton of free add-on features, including fraud prevention filters, a simple checkout system, subscription/recurring billing and customer information storage for shipping addresses and payment info so your customers won’t have to reenter it every time.
  • They also provide e-check processing (even without a merchant account) for an extra fee.
  • I also like that you can use the AuthNet virtual terminal with a USB card reader.
Mona Rajhans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Braintree

  • Braintree has excellent integration with the BigCommerce platform. The switch of our previous payment processing gateway to Braintree was very easy and only required a few clicks.
  • Tying into Braintree's BigCommerce integration, for company's like ours that are on the BigCommerce enterprise plan, Braintree's rates for BigCommerce enterprise customers are extremely competitive and saved us money.
  • Braintree has a pretty easy to use portal that can be accessed through the same login we use for PayPal which we are using in conjunction with Braintree with ease.
  • I've only had to call Braintree twice and my customer service issues were handled extremely quickly and easily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Authorize.Net

  • Authorize.net's user interface is far below average and feels like it has not been updated since the early 2000s. It's difficult to find the needed tools. It takes a lot of training to get new users up to speed and using the platform. In general, Authorize.net is in need of a major site re-design.
  • Authorize.net's Recurring Billing feature is unreliable. There is not a way to filter by time-frame (monthly, yearly, etc.) and canceling subscriptions is only possible one at a time. The platform would often duplicate customers instead of adding billing details to the already existing customer.
  • Importing, exporting, and uploading content into Authorize.net is difficult. Content must be formatted in a very specific manner. Because of this, I do no recommend Athourize.net to anyone who has large amounts of data it wants to transfer to or from the platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Braintree

  • Not a very good subscription management platform for a Saas business, but they make up for it on the API with others that are
  • Doesn't have a lot of additional features, but that's what you'd expect out of a payment processor
  • Very expensive per transaction, but the reality is that any processor who helps early stage companies accept online payments are expensive.
Brad Henderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Authorize.Net

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Braintree

Braintree 10.0
Based on 1 answer
There's a huge cost in migrating payment providers, and we're very happy with Braintree so far.
Miguel Parramón Teixidó | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Authorize.Net

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Braintree

Braintree 8.1
Based on 2 answers
It just works.
Cameron Read | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Authorize.Net

Authorize.Net 5.0
Based on 2 answers
I have no experience directly with the support offered by Authorize.Net.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Braintree

Braintree 6.2
Based on 6 answers
Their support is a joke. There's nothing "supportive" about them. Every time I call in with an issue no one has an answer or even a recommendation. I am put on hold and no one ever comes back. It's time to find another processor.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Authorize.Net

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Braintree

Braintree 10.0
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It is simple for a developer to do.
Cameron Read | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Authorize.Net

Authorize.net is often on the more complex end to implement (at least for custom implementations). Stripe and Braintree are somewhat more developer-friendly and also have more intuitive user interfaces (for management and day-to-day use).Some other services also have better price points - be sure to shop around.But, it has a longer history than some services and high support among third-party software, plugins and other solutions.
Chris Putnam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Braintree

The price and quality has been a part of why we chose Braintree as our main payment method. We started with PayPal but as the business was growing, we needed a system that was easy to implement to get paid by cards. We looked into Stripe, but it was more difficult to implement, and had a higher starting cost.
Gerard Compte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Authorize.Net

  • Authorize.Net has really helped smooth out the payment process for our larger customers. They often have multiple accounts they need to pay for in one transaction and/or a high dollar amount to process.
  • We have never had to deal with a chargeback from a transaction processed in Authorize.Net. We get chargebacks from our other platform a few times every month.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Braintree

  • Simplified billing so we spend less time on it
  • Saved $20 a month or more when compared to alternatives that have a monthly charge.
  • It gives peace of mind because we know that any service we use in the future will likely integrate with Braintree
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Authorize.Net

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Authorize.Net Editions & Modules

Edition
All-in-One Option25 & 2.9% + $0.301
Payment Gateway Only$252
  1. monthly gateway/per transaction
  2. monthly gateway
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Braintree

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Braintree Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard Pricing2.9% +$0.301
Custom PricingContact for quote
  1. per transaction
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