Great, Reliable, and Easy to Use Payment Processor!
June 01, 2018

Great, Reliable, and Easy to Use Payment Processor!

Brad Henderson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Braintree

Braintree is used for payment processing but only people trusted with payments have access to it. Because we use Chargebee we don't interface a whole lot with Braintree (as you would expect out of a payment processor) but where we do it works great for us. It allows us to take a credit card payment without becoming PCI compliant which would be almost impossible for an early stage startup.
  • Extremely reliable which is incredibly important for payment processing
  • Accepts all payments types we need to be able to accept from all around the world, which is very important for an international company like ours
  • Has a great, easy to use API for building out additional functionality that Braintree itself doesn't support
  • Not a very good subscription management platform for a Saas business, but they make up for it on the API with others that are
  • Doesn't have a lot of additional features, but that's what you'd expect out of a payment processor
  • Very expensive per transaction, but the reality is that any processor who helps early stage companies accept online payments are expensive.
  • Allowed us to take payment online as a small SAAS startup. That's HUGE! We could have never got off the ground without it
  • Definitely very expensive to be able to accept payment
  • Flexible API has allowed us to connect into other products like Chargebee that saved us a significant amount of development time
  • Stripe
We used Braintree over Stripe because our developer was more familiar with Braintree and was able to integrate it the way we needed to. However, Stripe seemed like a good option but there wasn't any compelling reason in price or other features that made it worth taking more time for the developer to build the integrations we need.
Braintree is great as a reliable, easy to use payment processing platform. They have a great API for anything they themselves don't do very well, but it's not the best as a subscription management platform. If you're a big company you probably just want to do your own processing because you'll save A LOT of money on processing costs if you can negotiate a much better rate than Braintree offers.