Braintree, a PayPal service vs. Flywire

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
Flywire
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Flywire headquartered in Boston offers their secure global payment platform to keep money moving around the world. Flywire offers a custom payment solution and collections network, and is designed to streamline payments process from start to finish.N/A
Pricing
Braintree, a PayPal serviceFlywire
Editions & Modules
Standard Pricing
2.9% +$0.30
per transaction
Custom Pricing
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Braintree, a PayPal serviceFlywire
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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User Ratings
Braintree, a PayPal serviceFlywire
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(13 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.1
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Support Rating
2.1
(9 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Braintree, a PayPal serviceFlywire
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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Flywire
Many of our international students studying at our institution are financially supported by their parents in their homeland. In other words, they rely on their families for payment of their class fees. So, Flywire makes international payments convenient by making payment by visiting our college website and finding the Flywire payment option. Some prefer this method over credit card payments or by wiring money to the student's bank account in the U.S., which creates a whole additional step in making 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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Flywire
  • It accepts a wire transfer from virtually all nations outside the U.S.
  • The customer service support is helpful.
  • Once payment information in our system is updated, it allows for payment for classes from overseas to run smoothly.
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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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Flywire
  • Delay time could be shortened between the actual time of payment and the confirmation of payment.
  • It could allow for the payer to pay more than the outstanding balance without rejecting additional amounts of money.
  • Refund information by way of Flywire is a little vague.
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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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Flywire
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Usability
PayPal
It just works.
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Flywire
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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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Flywire
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Implementation Rating
PayPal
It is simple for a developer to do.
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Flywire
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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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Flywire
Flywire is relatively simple to use with much quicker response time when it comes to customer support.
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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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Flywire
  • Cannot think of any negative impact
  • A good number of students are using Flywire to pay for their classes, so it is growing in popularity
  • It reduces the amount of foot traffic at the cashier / payment office when it comes to issues involving payment of classes.
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