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Likelihood to Recommend

Braintree, a PayPal service

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Recurly

I think it works best for scenarios where it involves recurring billing. A subscription-based business model can benefit on the platform and maximize its features. It has great customization when it comes to billing cadence, pricing, prepayment, discount options, among others. It also works perfectly with one-off charges so either way, it's a win. It has great integration with Stripe too.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Braintree, a PayPal service

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Recurly

  • It is very easy to track MRR, which gives you insights into your overall revenues and health of the subscriptions. Though MRR is pretty easy to calculate Recurly puts it beautifully on the dashboard which is very easy to read.
  • LTV, Recurly calculates lifetime value which is a good insight for adjusting Marketing spends. Even this is available on the dashboard.
  • The other features like Subscriber churn Rate, Average revenue per customer etc are really great and would help the marketing team a lot.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Braintree, a PayPal service

  • 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.
Brad Henderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Recurly

  • The coupons feature is a bit cumbersome. It can become tricky to set up, apply, and un-apply coupons for a particular client. If you have special billing cases where you discount for a few months or give a client service in any irregular fashion, using coupons can become tricky.
  • We have a referral program with our clients where they receive a perpetual monthly discount for each client they refer to use. The client receives this discount as long as their referral remains active with us. We would like to be able to apply a discount to a client account, and have the ability to remove that discount in the event a referral ends service with us. In some cases a client has referred several clients, and we would like to apply a discount for each referral, and still have the ability to remove one or more discounts as referrals begin and end service with us. Currently there is no way to do this in Recurly. There isn't even a very good work-around, which is disappointing.
Mark Sorenson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Braintree, a PayPal service

Braintree, a PayPal service 10.0
Based on 1 answer
There's a huge cost in migrating payment providers, and we're very happy with Braintree so far.
Miguel Parramón Teixidó | TrustRadius Reviewer

Recurly

Recurly 7.5
Based on 2 answers
I believe we would continue to use Recurly because they have shown that they are continually improving their software, and they listen to their customers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Braintree, a PayPal service

Braintree, a PayPal service 8.1
Based on 2 answers
It just works.
Cameron Read | TrustRadius Reviewer

Recurly

No score
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Support Rating

Braintree, a PayPal service

Braintree, a PayPal service 3.8
Based on 9 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Recurly

Recurly 10.0
Based on 1 answer
They have always been quick to respond and help. I love their chat feature at the bottom right-hand corner of the platform.
Mae Ports | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Braintree, a PayPal service

Braintree, a PayPal service 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It is simple for a developer to do.
Cameron Read | TrustRadius Reviewer

Recurly

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Braintree, a PayPal service

The price and quality has been a part of why we chose Braintree as our main payment method. We started with PayPal but as the business was growing, we needed a system that was easy to implement to get paid by cards. We looked into Stripe, but it was more difficult to implement, and had a higher starting cost.
Gerard Compte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Recurly

Fewer codings are needed, however, the simplicity with Recurly is found once all the information needed is there. I have seen where Recurly is integrated with any other product we use; however, Salesforce does have the ability to be integrated with other products. This is done through coding.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Braintree, a PayPal service

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Recurly

  • Providing an interface for our subscribers to manage their own accounts has simplified our business tremendously. This alone has freed up hours of our staff's time each day.
  • Many customers receive new credit cards due to expiration or fraud. The time we spent in updating this information prior to using Recurly's Revenue Recovery feature versus now is significant.
Paul Ellul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Braintree, a PayPal service

General

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

Braintree, a PayPal service Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard Pricing2.9% +$0.301
Custom PricingContact for quote
  1. per transaction
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details

Recurly

General

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

Recurly Editions & Modules

Edition
Core149 + 0.9% of revenue1
ProfessionalContact sales team
EliteContact sales team
  1. per month
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details

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