Checkout.com vs. Wise

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
Wise
Score 9.1 out of 10
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Wise, formerly TransferWise, from the company of the same name headquartered in London, provides international accounts and payment solutions for businesses. Wise helps businesses pay international invoices, vendors, and employees with the real exchange rate, in 80 countries, boasting cheaper rates than traditional banking options. It also helps to make faster, lower-cost payouts to all business customers, freelancers, employees, investors, and suppliers around the world.
$0.41
one-time fee
Pricing
Checkout.comWise
Editions & Modules
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ATM Fees over 100 USD per month
2%
One time/%
Accounting Funding transactions
2%
One time/%
Receiving USD wire payments
4.14 USD
One time/%
Getting the Wise Debit card
5 USD
One time/%
Getting account details in 10 currencies
31 USD
One time/%
Sending money
From 0.41%
One time/%
Converting money
From 0.41%
One time/%
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Checkout.comWise
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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Top Pros
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Features
Checkout.comWise
Payment Gateways
Comparison of Payment Gateways features of Product A and Product B
Checkout.com
7.9
39 Ratings
30% above category average
Wise
-
Ratings
Fraud Detection7.632 Ratings00 Ratings
API or SDK8.237 Ratings00 Ratings
Recurring Payment Support8.129 Ratings00 Ratings
Billing and Invoicing Support7.733 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Support8.236 Ratings00 Ratings
Payment Form Acceptance7.533 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Checkout.comWise
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(45 ratings)
9.2
(23 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
8.0
(43 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Checkout.comWise
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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TransferWise
For a small business looking to expand internationally, transferwise offers lower admin fee and no hidden fee which is very important. It also remove the hassle and headache of setting up accounts with the local banks. Other than the low fees, the best part is we can use transferwise safely with a peace of mind as it is being regulated by the MAS. Lastly, any small business can set up their transferwise account within minutes which is very convenient
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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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TransferWise
  • Quick - because funds are transferred domestically, even when going international, you don't have to wait long.
  • Easy - the printout of what information I needed to give the sending bank was complete and easy to understand.
  • Affordable - the fees on both ends were minimal.
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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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TransferWise
  • For large money transfers, the tax is a bit expensive so it would be nice if that was adjusted or if there was some economy of scale.
  • Ability to schedule recurring transfers could be useful.
  • Be able to transfer money by using a mobile phone number, like with Mobile Pay or Bizum, when the sender and receiver of the money are in different countries.
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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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TransferWise
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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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TransferWise
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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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TransferWise
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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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TransferWise
We haven't really had to engage with TransferWise support. The platform is simple and easy to use.
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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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TransferWise
We considered PayPal payment, ACH bank transfer, and simply mailing a check. TransferWise's fees were much lower than PayPal and our bank. Postage might have been less than TransferWise's fee, but payment could have taken more than a week rather than hours (or days in the case of a new payee).
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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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TransferWise
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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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TransferWise
  • We can save around 5% on our transfer fees
  • The online account management is easier than going into banks personally
  • There's no negative impact...
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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.