CenterEdge Advantage vs. PayPal Zettle

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CenterEdge Advantage
Score 4.0 out of 10
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PayPal Zettle
Score 7.8 out of 10
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PayPal Zettle (formerly PayPal Here) is a POS and payment processing system that includes either a mobile card reader or a chip reader (hardware), and is powered by the mobile PayPal Here app. Admins can add up to 1,000 users per account, and the app also includes invoicing, reporting, and inventory management features. The pricing structure for payment processing is: 2.7% per US card swipe. 3.5% + $0.15 to key in cards. 2.9% + $0.30 to invoice. 1% for cross-border transfers.N/A
Pricing
CenterEdge AdvantagePayPal Zettle
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CenterEdge AdvantagePayPal Zettle
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses
Square POS
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Score 9.5 out of 10
Square POS
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Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Epicor Eagle
Epicor Eagle
Score 8.2 out of 10
Epicor Eagle
Epicor Eagle
Score 8.2 out of 10
Enterprises

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User Ratings
CenterEdge AdvantagePayPal Zettle
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.6
(18 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
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9.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
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10.0
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
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10.0
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Vendor post-sale
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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10.0
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User Testimonials
CenterEdge AdvantagePayPal Zettle
Likelihood to Recommend
CenterEdge Software
Any FEC small or big can benefit from CenterEdge. It pulls your entire facility together under one point of sale. Groups, redemption prizes, Bowling modules, Laser Tag modules, webstore, kiosks...just to name a few. As CenterEdge is relatively young they are growing and expanding at a rate that can not be ignored and we are glad to have them back at our locations.
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PayPal
I recommend PayPal Zettle quite a bit, actually. Its flexibility is easy enough to use for people who are not used to technology. Square has good traits, too, but since so many people already have PayPal accounts, it makes it much easier to use. It is perfect for everyday use of bot large and small transactions.
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Pros
CenterEdge Software
  • Point of sale. The interface is very user friendly and can get very granular on how you want to ring in guests not only at the point of sale but from a groups perspective as well.
  • Modular. There are so many great integrations with CenterEdge from inventory tracking to Laser Tag modules and if they don't have it, chances are they will very soon.
  • Groups. This is how we make a good amount of our income and CenterEdge really helps us deliver a great guest experience from the time the sale is made to the time the guest leave the building after their event.
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PayPal
  • The PayPal Here hardware connection is very effective, my mobile device recognizes it immediately and the PayPal Here application to receive payments also recognizes it immediately. I don't have to wait a long time like some other POS.
  • Transactions are made instantly, you just have to pass the NFC chip inside the PayPal Here system, and in a second the transaction will be carried out and it will be shown in the history of the PayPal account registered in the POS.
  • It is very easy to provide a receipt to the customer when they use their card within our PayPal Here POS system, as it allows us to digitally send a ticket to the customer and also allows us to send the invoice by email.
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Cons
CenterEdge Software
  • External Employee Scheduling. CenterEdge has its own scheduler but in today's high tech world there needs to be more integration with big companies like When to Work and HotSchedules.
  • F&B Recipe creation and management could be a little easier but it still does a good job.
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PayPal
  • While swiped payments are easy, manual entry of payment information often fails. This is a major roadblock when you are in the service industry because not everyone who is making payment is on site.
  • In almost every instance of accepting a payment, we have to call in and reverify every piece of information about our business before we are successful.
  • Whatever system they use to determine how high risk your business is can limit your usage if they get it wrong.
  • Customer service is inconsistent at best. Sometimes issues are handled quickly and easily, other time you have to jump through hoops.
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Likelihood to Renew
CenterEdge Software
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PayPal
There are no monthly costs, the only expense is the card processing fee which is lower than nearly everyone else out there.
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Usability
CenterEdge Software
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PayPal
I absolutely LOVE this system. It is very fast and easy to use, and integrates with my eCommerce platform perfectly. The card processing fees are really low and the money is in my account quickly, even on weekends! I can either keep the funds in my PayPal account and access them with my PayPal business debit, or I can transfer them to my back (or a combination of these). The funds are always in my bank next business day. Also, it was one of the least expensive solutions out there as far as the hardware goes.
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Reliability and Availability
CenterEdge Software
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PayPal
Adding skus was down for 1hr one day, otherwise have never experienced an outage.
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Performance
CenterEdge Software
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PayPal
Everything is very fast. Adding products, selling products, processing cards, and receiving funds.
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Support Rating
CenterEdge Software
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PayPal
Support hasn't been needed in the 2 years of using PayPal but I have received calls from the company in the past asking about my experience with the device that was sent to me and they were pretty helpful with advice. Support is all over the internet if needed but for emergencies, so it is best to contact them during business hours.
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Implementation Rating
CenterEdge Software
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PayPal
It went very smoothly.
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Alternatives Considered
CenterEdge Software
Micros is great for the restaurant industry, but we're not that. We are an FEC with MANY activities under one roof including F & B, but Micros just could not handle keep track of everything we offer to our guests. Centeredge does that and more. If you are a bar/restaurant then Micros is for you. But if you are an FEC with many different offerings and you want to have control over your sales, don't think...choose CenterEdge.
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PayPal
The main selection criteria were ease of use and the presence of a plugin for WooCommerce. However, in practice it turned out that an important factor is also the availability of the product for purchase in a small batch and at an affordable price. I chose PayPal Zettle because I was able to easily and simply purchase it in my country.
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Scalability
CenterEdge Software
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PayPal
Have not run into any limitations as of yet, with 500 SKUs entered and counting.
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Return on Investment
CenterEdge Software
  • Reporting. We can see exactly where our income is coming from and going with how granular the reporting is. No losses here!
  • Coupons and Discounts. We are in full control of our discounts and how often they are used, something that our previous POS could not give us.
  • Ease of use. I said it before and I'll say it again because it is true. It's easy! And who doesn't love easy???
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PayPal
  • PayPal Here has allowed us to have a retail presence when we are away from our home location.
  • We have sold literally millions of dollars in merchandise at events over the last several years that we otherwise would not have been able to.
  • The only negative about PayPal Here is that we did not implement it sooner.
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