Authorize.net vs. PayKickstart

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Authorize.net
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Authorize.net is a payment gateway software solution offered by Visa featuring secure data processing and fraud protection.
$25
monthly gateway
PayKickstart
Score 6.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
PayKickstart provides shopping cart and affiliate management for online businesses. The vendor promises to help customers increase metrics such as sales, average customer/transaction value, and monthly recurring revenue with advanced out-of-the-box tools. These include customizable checkout pages & popup widgets, 1-click upsells, order bumps, coupons, free/paid trials, payment plans, address auto-complete, subscription saver sequence, and exit intent popup. PayKickstart has 0%…
$99
Pricing
Authorize.netPayKickstart
Editions & Modules
All-in-One Option
25 & 2.9% + $0.30
monthly gateway/per transaction
Payment Gateway Only
$25
monthly gateway
Starter
$99.00
Growth
$199.00
Scale
$299.00
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Authorize.netPayKickstart
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
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User Ratings
Authorize.netPayKickstart
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(31 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Authorize.netPayKickstart
Likelihood to Recommend
Visa
Authorize.net is reliable and I feel confident that customers' information is protected. The security protocols used by Authorize.net appear to be as good, and probably better than many credit card payment processors. However, the initial setup process was very difficult. I distinctly recall getting up and running as being very cumbersome and time-consuming. I also was disappointed with how the processing and deposit of payments were not consistent. I distinctly remember regretting the decision to go with Authorize.net. However, as mentioned before, with the time and effort required to get the account set up and running, I refused to go through the process again and try a different provider.
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PayKickstart
ANALYTICS & REPORTING: It lets you gain the insight you need to make informed decisions to improve and grow business. It gives you access to all of your reporting and analytical data. Some of the insights you'll have access to:
  1. Transactional Reports
  2. Subscription Analytics
  3. Performance Reports
  4. Event and Activity Logs
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Pros
Visa
  • Very smooth workflow to authorizing, capturing, voiding, and refunding charges. This can all be done via API calls, or through their online dashboard.
  • Their AVS settings for validating credit cards are substantial and have been reliable in ensuring that our customers cards are being used safely and properly.
  • Their uptime and response times are very good in general. The only issues we ever have communicating with their services is when our connection quality is compromised.
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PayKickstart
  • Subscriptions
  • Checkout forms
  • Dashboard
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Cons
Visa
  • The lack of data portability is a big issue for me.
  • Authorize.net uses the same $49.00 gateway setup fee to scam merchants out of money, which is no better than any of the other gateways out there.
  • Their customer service is not up to the mark. You can get stuck if you need any help from their end.
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PayKickstart
  • Better payment plans
  • Support Crypto payments with the legal transparency
  • Build in A/B testing capability
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Likelihood to Renew
Visa
Authorize.net has been a useful system for our Chamber. We appreciate the ease of use and access to our Main Frame. Connecting Authorize.net to our system for membership, event and other payment ease has been excellent and we have experienced no problems whatsoever.
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PayKickstart
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Support Rating
Visa
I have no experience directly with the support offered by Authorize.Net.
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PayKickstart
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Alternatives Considered
Visa
Authorize.net is a reliable and affordable payment processing service that offers more robust security than other services, such as Stripe or PayPal with their monthly fees at $25 dollars month lot of people may be turned off by these high prices but you get what you pay for - protection against fraud in risky transactions so I would recommend using Authorize.net if this matters to your business!
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PayKickstart
PayKickstart is an established named and has a repute of its own. PayKickstart is powerful and versatile. You can use it for a very simple one time fee checkout. Very easy to setup and compared to other platforms, lets you control the products and get daily insights of our data.
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Return on Investment
Visa
  • Lets us charge cards so we can get paid on time, every time.
  • It was very difficult to setup the DocuSign integration the first time, but after we got it setup, it's made the onboarding process very easy. That probably saves about 30 minutes every time we get a new client.
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PayKickstart
  • It's been a pivotal tool for growth
  • It's helped me predict our monthly recurring revenue
  • It's been a critical part of our growth
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ScreenShots

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