Accept credit card invoice payments as a freelancer
Brandon Zell | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 31, 2018

Accept credit card invoice payments as a freelancer

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with PayPal Payments

As a freelance web designer working with clients across the country, PayPal is the easiest way to invoice my clients who want to pay by credit card. For one-time payments, PayPal doesn't even require my clients to have a PayPal account in order to pay the invoice. This is a major plus as it's inconvenient to ask a client to sign up for a new account somewhere. PayPal even handles sending the invoice out.
  • Helps you create invoices, and sends them out.
  • Doesn't require that my clients have a PayPal account to pay the invoice.
  • Low processing fee for accepting payment via credit card.
  • Free funds transfer from PayPal to my bank account.
  • Invoice tool seems outdated compared to the polished look of the main dashboard.
  • Setting up recurring payments from clients is not easy and also seems outdated.
  • PayPal has made collecting payments quite simple and painless for both me and my clients. In my view, having a smoother interaction with me will increase the likelihood of repeat business from a client.
  • Stripe
Stripe certainly has it's place in accepting payments online. However, it's more difficult to setup and to my knowledge isn't geared towards accepting invoice payments.
If you need to accept payments from someone via credit card, PayPal is an excellent option, especially if that payee is not nearby.