Authorize.net vs. Skrill

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Authorize.net
Score 8.3 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
Skrill
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Skrill is a payment gateway software solution offered by Skrill USA, Inc..N/A
Pricing
Authorize.netSkrill
Editions & Modules
All-in-One Option
25 & 2.9% + $0.30
monthly gateway/per transaction
Payment Gateway Only
$25
monthly gateway
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Authorize.netSkrill
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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Authorize.netSkrill
Small Businesses
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Adyen
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Authorize.netSkrill
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(31 ratings)
7.8
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Authorize.netSkrill
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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Paysafe
Skrill is my preferred way of doing money transactions abroad typically when I need a safe secured and efficient way of sending money overseas and the amount is low. Most other portals tend to charge a transfer fee for lower amounts but Skrill does not charge a transaction fee when I use the ACH Transfer even for lower amounts. For personal use, I have used the debit card to fuel transactions and it allows you the same facility as the debit card. If I need to complete the transaction within a day and want the money to be available in the receiving account overseas the same day, I prefer another portal that has the option of express service that Skrill does not offer.
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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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Paysafe
  • It is a global payment processor that accepts payments from all around the world.
  • Because of the high security requirements for signing in, no one can readily access the account.
  • Real-Time Payments - Payment Gateway
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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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Paysafe
  • Skrill's UI can be bloated and slow sometimes, and overcomplicated
  • There are some issues with localization and language, some concepts didn't see to be translated properly
  • What an e-wallet is, is not super clear to potential users
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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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Paysafe
We ended up using Tipalti which seems to have solved our specific needs better, though it is more expensive.
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Support Rating
Visa
I have no experience directly with the support offered by Authorize.Net.
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Paysafe
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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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Paysafe
I use different payment systems depending on the goal. Skrill is good when my contractor prefers this way of payment. Also, Skrill is a preferred payment option in many online services, which makes it easy to use. Also, Skrill issues a real plastic Visa card you can use like any bank card.
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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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Paysafe
  • I can quickly deposit my international multi-currency account without making an expensive wire transfer, with no border restriction as long as I have the mobile app with me.
  • Skrill is very convenient for each transfer amount up to EURO 2,500, and EURO 15,000/monthly.
  • Possibility of hiring freelancers for my company with immediate payments.
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