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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 5.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Online Storefront

    Hiveage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    3.2

    Paddle

    32%
    Paddle ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Product catalog & listings

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.5
    35%
    3 Ratings

    Product management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    4 Ratings

    Bulk product upload

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    2 Ratings

    Branding

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0
    30%
    4 Ratings

    Mobile storefront

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    4 Ratings

    Product variations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.5
    25%
    4 Ratings

    Website integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    5 Ratings

    Visual customization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5
    45%
    4 Ratings

    CMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    3 Ratings

    Online Shopping Cart

    Hiveage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    4.8

    Paddle

    48%
    Paddle ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Abandoned cart recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5
    45%
    4 Ratings

    Checkout user experience

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    5 Ratings

    Online Payment System

    Hiveage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    3.5

    Paddle

    35%
    Paddle ranks higher in 1/1 features

    eCommerce security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.5
    35%
    4 Ratings

    eCommerce Marketing

    Hiveage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.3

    Paddle

    53%
    Paddle ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Promotions & discounts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    4 Ratings

    Personalized recommendations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.0
    40%
    3 Ratings

    SEO

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5
    45%
    2 Ratings

    eCommerce Business Management

    Hiveage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    2.6

    Paddle

    26%
    Paddle ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Multi-site management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5
    45%
    3 Ratings

    Order processing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5
    45%
    5 Ratings

    Inventory management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0
    20%
    3 Ratings

    Shipping

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Custom functionality

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Hiveage is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Hiveage

    80%
    1 Rating
    2.0

    Paddle

    20%
    5 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Vesess

    For a very small business or a freelancer this is an excellent billing/invoicing system. Easy to get set up and configured quickly so you can get paid online quickly. It works very well for what it is intended. But for a growing small business it doesn't have the more complex accounting/bookkeeping features you might need. There is some limitation to customization as well.
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    Paddle

    I wouldn't recommend them to anybody because their support is getting worse and worse and their business processes require you to contact support whether you want to or not. You will be forced to contact support and then wait for days to get any meaningful response that's not a copy/pasted sentence from FAQ.
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    Pros

    Vesess

    • Setting up to receive online payments from a number of payment processors was quick and easy, and the range of processors was excellent.
    • Invoicing and recurring invoicing were easy and straightforward to use, and clients liked it as well.
    • The entire system is user-friendly and very easy to use for anyone. It has all the basics you need for billing/invoicing for a small business and is especially ideal for freelancers.
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    Paddle

    • Super easy to implement SDKs across supported platforms that support modern interface paradigms.
    • Real team members that provide backend support for merchant issues. We had issues addressed quickly and taken seriously whenever we needed anything.
    • Help with navigating VAT transparently. We never worried that we were messing up in this complicated area of international sales.
    • Great first line customer support reduces the need for an extensive customer support organization on our end. They dealt with all purchase related issues as well as lightweight technical issues (e.g pointing users to FAQs, update links, etc.).
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    Cons

    Vesess

    • Mobile app still needed some work, but they were going in the right direction.
    • Would like to see them add more accounting/bookkeeping functions.
    • Preferred the old pricing structure vs the current one.
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    Paddle

    • Paddle support can be better
    • Paddle documentation lacks some important information
    • Mac analytics is very basic and limited
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    Pricing Details

    Hiveage

    Starting Price

    $16 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Hiveage editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Free01
    Basic$162
    Pro$253
    Plus$424

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    With the free trial, you can use Hiveage at no charge for 14 days (no credit card required). After your trial is up, you can choose from one of several paid plans or the free plan. If you’re not ready to subscribe, no problem: your invoices, expenses, and other data will be securely stored (and available for export) in case you decide to upgrade later on.

    Paddle

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Paddle editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Customcustom pricing1

    Footnotes

    1. none

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Alternatives Considered

    Vesess

    Hiveage and FreshBooks are actually pretty comparable. I tested both before choosing Hiveage. At the time that I chose Hiveage, the reason for choosing it was that the pricing was cheaper with their old pricing structure (you could select what features you did and didn't need as "modules" and just pay for what you used). The pricing is now comparable and both offer the same features, and similar ease-of-use.
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    Paddle

    Paddle supports easy credit/debit card payments. It supports companies across the world. It has the best user experience for our users.
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    Return on Investment

    Vesess

    • Hiveage was perfect for my small business when I was smaller, and it worked well to get invoices paid online from clients quickly and easily.
    • The invoices were professional-looking, and the ease of use to make payments made clients happy.
    • Keeping track of time for billing to specific projects was advantageous as well.
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    Paddle

    • Positive on payment processing.
    • Ease of payment processing.
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