GoCardless vs. PayKickstart

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
GoCardless
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
GoCardless, from the company of the same name in San Francisco, is a recurring payments platform that integrates with the applications businesses use every day, to give businesses more visibility over payments and saving the time on tasks like payment reconciliation. The vendor states they partner with more than 150 billing and subscription software partners globally, including Xero, Sage, QuickBooks, Zuora and Salesforce.N/A
PayKickstart
Score 7.9 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
PayKickstart provides shopping cart and affiliate management for online businesses. The vendor promises to help customers increase metrics such as sales, average customer/transaction value, and monthly recurring revenue with advanced out-of-the-box tools. These include customizable checkout pages & popup widgets, 1-click upsells, order bumps, coupons, free/paid trials, payment plans, address auto-complete, subscription saver sequence, and exit intent popup. PayKickstart has 0%…
$99
Pricing
GoCardlessPayKickstart
Editions & Modules
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Starter
$99.00
Growth
$199.00
Scale
$299.00
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GoCardlessPayKickstart
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
GoCardlessPayKickstart
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(8 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
2.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
GoCardlessPayKickstart
Likelihood to Recommend
GoCardless Ltd
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.
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PayKickstart
ANALYTICS & REPORTING: It lets you gain the insight you need to make informed decisions to improve and grow business. It gives you access to all of your reporting and analytical data. Some of the insights you'll have access to:
  1. Transactional Reports
  2. Subscription Analytics
  3. Performance Reports
  4. Event and Activity Logs
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Pros
GoCardless Ltd
  • Real time status of direct debit payments
  • Homepage dashboard is well made and efficiently tracks the payment status
  • GoCardless website supports multiple language
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PayKickstart
  • Subscriptions
  • Checkout forms
  • Dashboard
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Cons
GoCardless Ltd
  • 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
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PayKickstart
  • Better payment plans
  • Support Crypto payments with the legal transparency
  • Build in A/B testing capability
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Usability
GoCardless Ltd
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
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PayKickstart
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Support Rating
GoCardless Ltd
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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PayKickstart
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Alternatives Considered
GoCardless Ltd
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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PayKickstart
PayKickstart is an established named and has a repute of its own. PayKickstart is powerful and versatile. You can use it for a very simple one time fee checkout. Very easy to setup and compared to other platforms, lets you control the products and get daily insights of our data.
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Return on Investment
GoCardless Ltd
  • 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.
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PayKickstart
  • It's been a pivotal tool for growth
  • It's helped me predict our monthly recurring revenue
  • It's been a critical part of our growth
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ScreenShots

PayKickstart Screenshots

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