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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

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

Paddle

We feel that Paddle is well suited in any software offering that requires an in-app purchase flow or a custom built subscription model. It's ease of set up and low overhead make it particularly attractive to small and medium businesses and software vendors that manage multiple products with a similar purchase pipeline.In very large platform scenarios, a fully custom solution might provide more flexibility since direct integration with the underlying payment processor can be built in-house. With this of course comes the cost of initial engineering and maintenance.
Ben Lachman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

Authorize.Net
Paddle
8.7
Product catalog & listings
Authorize.Net
Paddle
9.0
Product management
Authorize.Net
Paddle
9.0
Branding
Authorize.Net
Paddle
7.6
Mobile storefront
Authorize.Net
Paddle
9.5
Product variations
Authorize.Net
Paddle
9.0
Website integration
Authorize.Net
Paddle
10.0
Visual customization
Authorize.Net
Paddle
6.5
CMS
Authorize.Net
Paddle
9.0

Online Shopping Cart

Authorize.Net
Paddle
9.7
Abandoned cart recovery
Authorize.Net
Paddle
9.5
Checkout user experience
Authorize.Net
Paddle
10.0

Online Payment System

Authorize.Net
Paddle
10.0
eCommerce security
Authorize.Net
Paddle
10.0

eCommerce Marketing

Authorize.Net
Paddle
8.5
Promotions & discounts
Authorize.Net
Paddle
8.0
Personalized recommendations
Authorize.Net
Paddle
9.0

eCommerce Business Management

Authorize.Net
Paddle
9.0
Multi-site management
Authorize.Net
Paddle
10.0
Order processing
Authorize.Net
Paddle
10.0
Inventory management
Authorize.Net
Paddle
8.0
Custom functionality
Authorize.Net
Paddle
8.0

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

Paddle

  • macOS application licensing/trials
  • JavaScript-based purchase page for web
  • Webhooks
Andrew Liakh | 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

Paddle

  • More detailed dashboard
  • Invoicing feature for accepting direct payments
  • It's better if they can offer lower transaction rates
Tarun Mangukiya | 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

Paddle

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Paddle

Paddle has better customer experience than other offerings in its class. Provides a low overhead and quick setup solution when compared to direct Stripe integration. It is competitive on rates with other offerings and when features like frontline support, abandoned cart recovery, and user suggestions are factored into their offering, their rates are more than competitive.
Ben Lachman | 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

Paddle

  • Paddle takes only 5% of sales, in comparison to 30% as Apple does.
  • We added browser extension in-app purchases thanks to Paddle, which now generate our revenue.
Andrew Liakh | 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
Additional Pricing Details

Paddle

General

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

Paddle Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Authorize.Net
5.6
Paddle
9.3

Support Rating

Authorize.Net
5.0
Paddle

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