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The ease of integration using Checkout.com with
was a main deal breaker for us. It took us less than 1 business day to setup. Our CSM took over almost immediately when setup was completed and provided some potential plans on how we can improve approval ratings. At the same time, Checkout.com constantly introduces new features which is something I've rarely seen from my previous payment processors. Personally, I feel that Checkout.com should be used in any scenario where E-commerce is involved.
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We believe GoCardless is the best-in-class solution for global companies who wish to streamline payment processing in many countries, especially when integrating within a company website or supported complementary software. It also works very well for recurring payment situations as it can be very streamlined for recurring & auto-payments. This is NOT a tool for credit card processing, so understand that and consider something like Stripe if credit card integration is your goal. The fees for GoCardless may be highly dependent on the anticipated processing volume and size of your business, so do know that very tiny companies may find the fee structure to be higher. For a US-only business, I'm not sure if GoCardless really would make the most sense outside of specifically for integrating within the software for click-thru payment processing. Where GoCardless shines is when your business operates in many countries and is looking for a seamless solution for your customers that also avoids them paying banking fees.
Read full review Pros Processing is stable, Checkout is never down, high uptime Acquiring and gateway performance is excelled Anti-fraud tool is great, has a lot of risk filters and a shadow mode, an easy to use tool Amazing merchant support Best pricing/fees Work with all top acquirers Great success rate Support both network and gateway tokens APIs are easy Read full review Real time status of direct debit payments Homepage dashboard is well made and efficiently tracks the payment status GoCardless website supports multiple language Read full review Cons It would be great to add a dashboard for tracking the scheme monitoring program. Dispute Dashboard - to see how many cases were won/lost. how many cases were won in a month and losses from chargebacks. Add the ability to test ML solutions from Checkout.com and custom rules (for example, 10% of the traffic to give ML to compare what is better). Read full review Not really useable on mobile - no mobile app and poor display in a mobile browser Takes a while for the first payment in a DD to come in, although I appreciate that's a limitation of DD rather than a GoCardless issue, it's worth noting compared the credit/debit card alternatives Read full review Likelihood to Renew
We have a long term contract and we already have them in our plans for the next 5 years.
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It has a good web dashboard, you can see who has paid, who hasn’t, when payments will be taken from client and when they will arrive in the bank account
Read full review Reliability and Availability
In the last 3 years that I have been working with Checkout.com, they had an unplanned outage that lasted less than a few minutes. Their uptime is amazing. If they have maintenance, unlike banks, they don't have downtime during this time. We frequently require their support and Checkout.com responds to us within minutes. When we have important rollouts, I schedule calls with our merchant support manager to monitor the rollout/perform tests, etc. It is always easy to find time lost even with short notice.
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Checkout.com performance as an acquirer and a PSP is excellent. We have too many transactions per day, therefore reports take some time to generate before they are available for downloading. But it indeed takes reasonable time. We use native/h2h integration therefore, there is no redirection issue, all pages load quickly on our side. Based on my experience, Checkout.com will never never integrate with software or systems that will slow them down. Amongst all payment methods they offer, all are processed immediately, without delays.
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Support has been excellent. They've been very communicative and informative about plans. And we can see how we can utilise them more going forward for expansion and set a target of alternative markets, which should overall increase our sales. On the regulatory side, we get updated details about changes to regulations.
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There is no phone support, email only, and the support is slow coming. The support staff often don't read your support query properly, so you waste time having to re-explain yourself. That is the only downside of this product.
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We are not using only checkout.com; however, while choosing the 2nd provider, we made a choice for Checkout.com because: a. all needed basic features available, b. good pricing, c. developing company, d. teams who ask what the merchant wants and, after that - implement what the merchant wants (that's the most important).
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GoCardless provides a simple way to take one-off card payments or set up direct debits for customers. Payment links can be included on electronic invoices, and certainly, from a UK perspective, it provides a more professional appearance than using, say, PayPal for business-to-business payments.
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Our tech team implemented payments API to process payments online. Analytics team receives transaction repots that we use to build our own performance dashboards and help to reconcile transactions. API is indeed flexible - we don't use all features but if required we can easily implement them. When Checkout.com adds new features or functionalities, some of them can be used even on an older API version which saved us tech resources and implementation time. We use the same API to expand into new markets - technically we don't need to change anything when we want to launch payments in a new country.
Read full review Return on Investment Slick user journeys, especially using their 'hosted fields' solution. Simple pricing model has meant taking volumes away from other acquirers who seek to boggle Time to market has been as little as a third of the time compared to our other acquirers thanks to their slick onboarding process. Read full review Increase customer digital payments vs. check by 18% and climbing. Decrease time to pay significantly and allow payment directly at time of order. Reduce write-off and non-payment by customer. Cost to Kanopy has been reasonable and benefit exceeds the fees. Read full review ScreenShots