Braintree, a PayPal service vs. Fiserv eBill Distribution (Biller Direct)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Braintree, a PayPal service
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Braintree, a Paypal service and subsidiary, is a billing platform which stores credit card data directly from the merchant’s systems on secure servers, and it allows for cards to be recharged or refunded . Braintree also supports international payments. Pricing is 2.9% plus a 30c transaction fee.N/A
Fiserv eBill Distribution (Biller Direct)
Score 6.0 out of 10
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Biller solutions from Fiserv include the company's electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP) for business-to-consumer service providers. It offers customers of financial institutions a convenient way to pay bills, and boasts features such as delivery of notifications via email or mobile device, secure e-bill delivery, real-time availability of account and bill pay information, such as complete multichannel payment history, reward points and available balance, marketing campaigns, etc.N/A
Pricing
Braintree, a PayPal serviceFiserv eBill Distribution (Biller Direct)
Editions & Modules
Standard Pricing
2.9% +$0.30
per transaction
Custom Pricing
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Braintree, a PayPal serviceFiserv eBill Distribution (Biller Direct)
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
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Top Pros
Top Cons
User Ratings
Braintree, a PayPal serviceFiserv eBill Distribution (Biller Direct)
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(13 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
2.1
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Braintree, a PayPal serviceFiserv eBill Distribution (Biller Direct)
Likelihood to Recommend
PayPal
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.
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Fiserv
This application is well suited for any organization, or area processing large volumes of payments. We utilize it to assist with the processing of lockbox, and loan payments.
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Pros
PayPal
  • 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.
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Fiserv
  • The application is very user-friendly.
  • Easy set up, and integration.
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Cons
PayPal
  • 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.
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Fiserv
  • Limitations on reporting/monitoring capabilities.
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Likelihood to Renew
PayPal
There's a huge cost in migrating payment providers, and we're very happy with Braintree so far.
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Fiserv
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Usability
PayPal
It just works.
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Fiserv
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Support Rating
PayPal
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.
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Fiserv
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Implementation Rating
PayPal
It is simple for a developer to do.
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Fiserv
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Alternatives Considered
PayPal
Braintree is better at handling international payments and supporting a variety of payment methods that can all be configured from the same dashboard. Braintree supports PayPal, Venmo, Apple Pay, Google Pay, etc. in addition to simply credit cards like Stripe. Braintree has a vault of existing user payment methods so the user doesn't have to re-enter their information each time.
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Fiserv
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Return on Investment
PayPal
  • 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
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Fiserv
  • The application has assisted with eliminating the need for over half of our payments received to be processed manaully..
  • The application has also assisted with eliminating wasted costs on paper and mailing resources.
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