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Likelihood to Recommend

Coinbase

I think Coinbase is a great place to start for people that are just getting acquainted with the cryptocurrency space. The interface works as much like a traditional bank as you could expect, considering Coinbase is not a bank, so it's very easy for users to get a handle on what is going on.Storing money long-term in Coinbase is not particularly advisable, as the nature of cryptocurrency is that you are to trust no one with your secure keys. By using Coinbase, you are inherently breaking that idea, and trusting Coinbase to keep your funds secure for you.
Jim Rubenstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

PayPal Here

PayPal Here seems to be well suited for low volume merchants with a low average sale. We seem to struggle to have any kind of stability or success in taking payments with an average single sale amount of $300 and have to call in for help every time. They also don't always follow their own rules regarding when they will hold funds and when they won't.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Coinbase

  • Very simple dashboard for monitoring your coins
  • Makes buying and selling Cryptocurrencies very simple once your account is set up
  • Has a price alert feature for monitoring prices when they go above or below your target prices
Brad Henderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

PayPal Here

  • Our customers can check out no matter where we are.
  • It is incredibly easy to use. Training new retail employees and volunteers takes almost no time.
  • When we were shopping around for solutions, Paypal Here was very cost effective.
  • Implementation with our current systems went very smoothly. The Paypal support team was great.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Coinbase

  • The fees are way too high. Once you get used to trading cryptocurrency you should find a better solution.
  • Their customer support is abysmal
Tom Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

PayPal Here

  • The receipt that people receive for a donation made through PayPal Here isn't easily edited/adjusted. I would like to add our branding and specific text to it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Coinbase

Coinbase 7.0
Based on 2 answers
I haven't needed to contact support for Coinbase yet—it's probably because it is super easy to use and very intuitive. If I were to use the support, it would probably be better than these other companies because most of the other ones come from foreign markets or aren't as big as Coinbase.
Brian Chung | TrustRadius Reviewer

PayPal Here

PayPal Here 8.3
Based on 4 answers
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.
Kevin Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Coinbase

Coinbase definitely provides the most impressive user experience of all the crypto-currency exchanges.Coinbase is one of only a few that US uses to buy crypto with fiat (USD) currency, making it on the short list of feasible platforms to use. However, Coinbase does lack options for utilizing non-mainstream (alt) crypto-currencies. I selected Coinbase because they are the most robust, complete feeling, user experience. Their security practices are top-notch, and they have insurance policies to cover their customers in the event of a compromise.
Jim Rubenstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

PayPal Here

The PayPal Here app and the PayPal Here card reader are the only solutions we have ever used for manual processing of credit card payments or performing transactions where we physically accept payment via credit cards in person. We have never tried the Square credit card reader device or any other point of sale system.
Jim Nelson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Coinbase

  • There are no chargebacks which saves money if you are using it for ecommerce
  • It easily allows you to purchase coins, which saves you time
  • It's an easy to use platform, which saves you time in learning
Brian Chung | TrustRadius Reviewer

PayPal Here

  • PayPal Here is worth every penny. We aren't charged anything more than processing fees and for those people that have PayPal accounts when they donate it costs us nothing, which is a money saver.
  • Also, we have access to the donations collected within 1-2 business days via direct deposit, and having access to capital sooner increases our ability to meet our campaign goals.
  • PayPal Here is also cheaper than ActBlue, the leading donation collection mechanism for Democratic campaigns. Additionally, the donations are bundled and sent to us via paper check once a week which causes a delay in access to funds and requires trips to the bank.
Fredrick Doss, M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Coinbase

General

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

PayPal Here

General

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

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