Hiveage vs. Paddle

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Hiveage
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Hiveage (formerly Curdbee) is billed as a simple solution for expense tracking and invoicing for small companies that do not need larger or relatively complex accounting software. Hiveage allows a user to send invoices and estimates and accept payments online, track time and expenses, set up autobilling and charge subscriptions, and manage multiple teams. Hiveage also lets users bill in multiple currencies, apply discount and shipping options, and manage taxes. Additional features include…
$16
per month
Paddle
Score 5.9 out of 10
N/A
London-based Paddle offers an ecommerce and subscription management solution for software companies seeking a streamlined demonstration of their services and centralized management of their different service levels and cloud-based offerings.N/A
Pricing
HiveagePaddle
Editions & Modules
Free
$0
Basic
$16
per month
Pro
$25
per month
Plus
$42
per month
Custom
custom pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HiveagePaddle
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWith 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.
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Features
HiveagePaddle
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Hiveage
-
Ratings
Paddle
5.9
6 Ratings
27% below category average
Product catalog & listings00 Ratings7.64 Ratings
Product management00 Ratings7.65 Ratings
Bulk product upload00 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Branding00 Ratings7.45 Ratings
Mobile storefront00 Ratings6.75 Ratings
Product variations00 Ratings2.74 Ratings
Website integration00 Ratings8.56 Ratings
Visual customization00 Ratings4.94 Ratings
CMS00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
Hiveage
-
Ratings
Paddle
7.8
6 Ratings
2% above category average
Abandoned cart recovery00 Ratings8.15 Ratings
Checkout user experience00 Ratings7.66 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
Hiveage
-
Ratings
Paddle
7.7
5 Ratings
8% below category average
eCommerce security00 Ratings7.75 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Hiveage
-
Ratings
Paddle
6.1
5 Ratings
22% below category average
Promotions & discounts00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Personalized recommendations00 Ratings4.33 Ratings
SEO00 Ratings4.92 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
Hiveage
-
Ratings
Paddle
5.8
6 Ratings
31% below category average
Multi-site management00 Ratings4.63 Ratings
Order processing00 Ratings8.16 Ratings
Inventory management00 Ratings7.14 Ratings
Shipping00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Custom functionality00 Ratings8.13 Ratings
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User Ratings
HiveagePaddle
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
6.4
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
HiveagePaddle
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
  • Analytics could support more flexible analysis of reported data and better custom events.
  • More customization of the drop in purchase UI on the web without the need for a full custom site integration.
  • Sometimes communication from their front line support staff has gone to the wrong address.
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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
We tried using Stripe before Paddle, but it was a pain integrating it and it lacked the licensing. Paddle allows us just to add a payment button and don’t ever think about payment methods, we don’t have to make a separate button for card payments and another one for PayPal. Paddle does all this in their checkout process.
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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
  • We wanted to grow faster, which was possible once we integrate recurring payment gateway. And we've got Paddle to do that.
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of Padddle Payment Gateway