Checkout.com vs. PayPal Payments Pro

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Checkout.com
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Checkout.com headquartered in London enables businesses with technology designed to make payments seamless. Checkout.com boasts the fastest, most reliable payments in more than 150 currencies, with in-country acquiring, fraud filters and reporting through one API. Checkout.com can accept all major international credit and debit cards, as well as popular alternative and local payment methods. The company launched in 2012 and now has a team of over 1100 people across 18 offices worldwide.N/A
PayPal Payments Pro
Score 8.3 out of 10
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PayPal Payments Pro is an enterprise-class ecommerce payment solution, that provides payment processing security to build a professional-grade ecommerce site. It can be configured to meet business needs and works across devices. Users can tap into over 390 million active customer accounts around the globe.
$0.02
per transaction
Pricing
Checkout.comPayPal Payments Pro
Editions & Modules
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QR code Transactions
1.90% + fixed fee
per transaction
Charity Transactions
2.20% + fixed fee
per transaction
Commercial Transactions - In-Store
2.70% + fixed fee
per transaction
Commercial Transactions - Online
2.90% + fixed fee
per transaction
PayPal's pay later offers
2.90% + fixed fee
per transaction
Venmo
2.90% + fixed fee
per transaction
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Checkout.comPayPal Payments Pro
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
Checkout.comPayPal Payments Pro
Considered Both Products
Checkout.com
Chose Checkout.com
Most of the above payment gateways perform well in specific markets but may perform poorer elsewhere. Checkout.com has good acceptance rate in overall most of the countries, allowing us to rely on them on capturing transactions that other payment processors would struggle with.
PayPal Payments Pro

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Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
Checkout.comPayPal Payments Pro
Payment Gateways
Comparison of Payment Gateways features of Product A and Product B
Checkout.com
7.9
37 Ratings
35% above category average
PayPal Payments Pro
-
Ratings
Fraud Detection7.730 Ratings00 Ratings
API or SDK8.235 Ratings00 Ratings
Recurring Payment Support8.128 Ratings00 Ratings
Billing and Invoicing Support7.731 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Support8.234 Ratings00 Ratings
Payment Form Acceptance7.631 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Checkout.comPayPal Payments Pro
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(43 ratings)
8.2
(73 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(41 ratings)
2.3
(9 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Checkout.comPayPal Payments Pro
Likelihood to Recommend
Checkout.com
Checkout offers great service and expertise and stands above its peers in full-service offering, integration, and ongoing support. However, Checkout is not suitable in a scenario where Paysend is fully licensed and a direct acquirer of the scheme. In this scenario, Paysend can perform the full value chain in-house.
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PayPal
Paypal is great for personal payments as well as business payments for ecommerce of for paying monthly memberships. It is a user friendly software that needs little expertise to get used to. For larger payments, the fees become high therefore it is more suitable for payments of upto few hundred dollars.
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Pros
Checkout.com
  • They provide excellent advice from knowledgeable subject matter experts on all things payments.
  • They adapt quickly to our business-changing needs, helping us stay agile as our business grows.
  • They provide trustworthy and reliable services that enable us to take payments with as little friction as possible.
  • They are as passionate about performance as we are, working closely with us to ensure we maximize the chances of success for every transaction.
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PayPal
  • PayPal offers me the option of converting my currency deposited in my account to another currency, so I can complete all kinds of payments and send money to employees who are in another country for business reasons.
  • The mobile phone application is too fast, I can make payments to my employees in a matter of seconds without having to wait for the web version to load.
  • Scheduled payments are great. PayPal allows me to add a list of contacts to my PayPal Business account, and after adding the contacts, I can schedule payments for a specific day and time. It's easier to make automated payroll payments with PayPal.
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Cons
Checkout.com
  • Their dashboard can get better. They have been making improvements
  • Faster settlements as it's a bit of a pain to have big reserves till ACH clears every day
  • Much stronger consumer facing brand name in the US so more end customers trust the links powered by Checkout.com
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PayPal
  • Sometimes the UX flow would not deliver the customer back to our site, leaving orders in limbo "Pre-approved" status. The customer would call days later asking why we hadn't shipped it.
  • The PayPal logo on the checkout page can be kind of large and obtrusive.
  • They mention new features and programs on their login page, but it's hard to find any details on them deeper in the software.
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Likelihood to Renew
Checkout.com
We have a long term contract and we already have them in our plans for the next 5 years.
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PayPal
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Reliability and Availability
Checkout.com
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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PayPal
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Performance
Checkout.com
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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PayPal
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Support Rating
Checkout.com
When we were discovering the possibility of opening an entity in the United States to process transactions as domestic cards, Checkout.com did not just quickly provide the requirements to open that market as we asked them to but showed us slides with all the possibilities we had for each of their licenses in the world, calculating an estimate of the acquiring costs and acceptance rate we would have, based on the cross-border volumes we were processing with them, to evaluate other ways to improve our business.
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PayPal
Customer service representatives were unable to explain why customer in Australia were unable to make payments using our link. It turned out that customers in Australia must create an account. PayPal's user interface did not reveal this to our customers in Australia. There was plenty about this issue appearing in online forums and PayPal customer service couldn't explain this. This change in PayPal's usability happened between April and May of 2021 and was done without notice to vendors (like us).
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Alternatives Considered
Checkout.com
Both CyberSource and Ingenico provided poor support on any types of issues. Integration was a nightmare as it took months just to set them up as compared to Checkout.com. Checkout.com provided us with quick integration and constant monitoring of our transactions which is what we really needed.
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PayPal
I don't think there's really any competition here. There's Venmo (also owned by PayPal) who is now offering business accounts, but it still isn't quite the same. The closest thing in terms of ease of use would be Apple Pay or Google Pay (and there are a handful of others out there, but we offer Apple and Google Pay). As a business, I prefer Apple or Google Pay to PayPal Payments, but we offer either Google or Apple Pay, PayPal, and credit card options and PayPal is always right up there with credit cards. I don't foresee us ever getting rid of PayPal Payments as an option, but we do try to only offer it on request for higher ticket items or high dollar installment purchases.
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Scalability
Checkout.com
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.
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PayPal
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Return on Investment
Checkout.com
  • Checkout has allowed us to enter markets worldwide without having to find a new provider—the same seamless experience across Europe, the UK, and Australia.
  • The efficient chargeback setup on the portal allows us to monitor and respond to chargebacks promptly and efficiently, and help is always available for cases that are a little less black or white.
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PayPal
  • Our daily revenue has been increased when started PayPal Payments as the payment gateway.
  • Refund rate and recurring revenue is stable and disputes are handled properly.
  • Forex Fluctuations is controlled and solved the buying experience for few users.
  • Solved problem for different currencies and retained our users.
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ScreenShots

Checkout.com Screenshots

Screenshot of Checkout.com serves as a gateway, processor, acquirer and fraud manager through a single API integration. This brings users more payment options, increased acceptance rates, and quicker settlement of funds.Screenshot of Checkout.com enables growth in new regions with local payment processing.Screenshot of Checkout.com offers features that help funds get to customers faster, including card and bank payouts.Screenshot of A customizable fraud engine enables Checkout.com to block fraud, approve more transactions, and minimize friction for legitimate customers.