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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.
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Skrill is my preferred way of doing money transactions abroad typically when I need a safe secured and efficient way of sending money overseas and the amount is low. Most other portals tend to charge a transfer fee for lower amounts but Skrill does not charge a transaction fee when I use the ACH Transfer even for lower amounts. For personal use, I have used the debit card to fuel transactions and it allows you the same facility as the debit card. If I need to complete the transaction within a day and want the money to be available in the receiving account overseas the same day, I prefer another portal that has the option of express service that Skrill does not offer.
Read full review Pros 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 It is a global payment processor that accepts payments from all around the world. Because of the high security requirements for signing in, no one can readily access the account. Real-Time Payments - Payment Gateway Read full review Cons 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 Skrill's UI can be bloated and slow sometimes, and overcomplicated There are some issues with localization and language, some concepts didn't see to be translated properly What an e-wallet is, is not super clear to potential users Read full review Likelihood to Renew
We ended up using
which seems to have solved our specific needs better, though it is more expensive.
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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
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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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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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I use different payment systems depending on the goal. Skrill is good when my contractor prefers this way of payment. Also, Skrill is a preferred payment option in many online services, which makes it easy to use. Also, Skrill issues a real plastic Visa card you can use like any bank card.
Read full review Return on Investment 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 I can quickly deposit my international multi-currency account without making an expensive wire transfer, with no border restriction as long as I have the mobile app with me. Skrill is very convenient for each transfer amount up to EURO 2,500, and EURO 15,000/monthly. Possibility of hiring freelancers for my company with immediate payments. Read full review ScreenShots