BlueSnap: The Smart 2Checkout Alternative

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BlueSnap: The Smart 2Checkout Alternative to get Frictionless Payments, Global and Mobile Right

2Checkout is a traditional global merchant processor, offering reseller payment services for merchants around the world – particularly in under-served markets.  In many ways, their focus on serving countries where more established payment processors have not been available has been one of their primary advantages. For mature businesses looking to scale their international customer base, however, 2Checkout lacks some crucial capabilities. For example, 2Checkout:

  • Has not kept up with the latest advances in technology and therefore is not able to support newer payment models.
  • Continues to function solely as a reseller model which can have negative implications when it comes to customer conversion rates and chargebacks.
  • Support of emerging eCommerce payment types such as mobile wallets is falling behind

Fortunately, if you are a merchant looking to grow your eCommerce business, BlueSnap can be a great 2Checkout alternative. BlueSnap offers merchants a global payments solution that provides you with all the tools you need to create a beautiful, frictionless payment experience while dramatically simplifying (and, often reducing the costs of) your payment operations.  The BlueSnap solution grows with you as you expand operations and acquire shoppers in the US, Canada, EU, UK and beyond.

Key highlights of the BlueSnap All-in-One Payment Platform that make it a strong 2Checkout alternative:

  • A Single Integration — provides you with gateway, processing and merchant account services from a single provider. Importantly, this can include access to local processing around the world, with multiple banks connected to the All-in-One Payment Platform through that single integration – dramatically improving your conversion rates.
  • RESTful APIs — that are built to support mobile-first and simplify the development of a beautiful, frictionless payment experience, with high quality documentation and developer tools to help reduce your PCI compliance burden
  • Support of Emerging Payment Types — a heavy investment in new technology ensures emerging payment types are supported; including emerging digital wallets such as Visa Checkout, Alipay, Apple Pay, Google Pay as well as those that compete directly with Visa ( parent company) such as Masterpass, PayPal and AMEX Checkout.
  • Best-In-Class Fraud Protection — included through our partnership with Kount.

BlueSnap, the better 2Checkout alternative, will work with you to ensure simple onboarding, pricing transparency, greater global support and emerging payment functionality – allowing you to capitalize on today’s eCommerce opportunities.

Which Is the Better Choice for Your Business – BlueSnap or 2Checkout?

Features BlueSnap-logo
APIs RESTful API with Hosted Payment Fields to reduce PCI scope API
Hosted Pages Dynamically localized Hosted Checkout pages with multi-currency and language, branding and layout customizable Multi-currency, language Hosted pages, some customization
Virtual Terminal Full Virtual Terminal with email support for one-time invoices Full Virtual terminal and invoice support
Global Processing
Features BlueSnap-logo
Acquiring Banks 30+ globally, included with your merchant account to increase transaction approval rates worldwide A single processing environment – not local processing.
# of Currencies Accepted? 100 87
# of Payment Types Accepted? 100 8
Mobile Wallets PayPal, AliPay, MasterPass, Visa Checkout, ApplePay (Q4) PayPal
User Experience
Features BlueSnap-logo
# of Languages 29 15
Mobile Payments Yes – including Mobile templates for Frictionless Checkout Commitment to support all Mobile Wallets Yes
Features BlueSnap-logo
Recurring Payments Yes - plus a full subscription engine for more complex requirements Yes – recurring transactions only
Tokenization and Vaulting Yes. In addition, BlueSnap offers Hosted Fields for encrypting card data to enhance PCI protection Yes.
Security and Compliance
Features BlueSnap-logo
Fraud Protection Yes - partnered with Kount for industry best-in-class fraud prevention Yes - homegrown solution
PCI Compliance PCI Level 1 PCI Level 1
Pricing and Support
Features BlueSnap-logo
Reporting Sales Intelligence, Payment Conversion Reporting & Consolidated Reconciliation for all payment types & currencies / geo Sales Intelligence and Reconciliation.
Customer Support Global team with call-in support Primarily US team with call-in support
Developer Support Extensive tutorials and tools for developer, including API explorer Simple documentation page
Rate 2.7% - negotiable for existing merchants. 2.90% - negotiable for existing merchants.
Per Transaction Fee $0.30 $0.30


As your business grows, you need the power of multiple bank connections to ensure you are maximizing payment conversions. BlueSnap’s Intelligent Payment Routing leverages multiple global banks to ensure that every transaction that can be approved, is approved. 2Checkout is limited to a single acquiring bank.  This traditional approach severely hampers conversion success and increases the likelihood of payment processing declines.

BlueSnap’s All-in-One Payment Platform was designed to fight checkout abandonment and convert more shoppers to buyers, globally, which is why we also support payment processing in 100 currencies.

And with alternative payments predicted to account for as much as 50% of eCommerce sales by 2020, BlueSnap accepts a host of payment types ranging from cards to ACH and local bank transfers as well as local eCommerce payment options including global wallets such as Visa Checkout, MasterPass, PayPal, AliPay, Google Pay and Apple Pay. 2Checkout lags when it comes to supporting emerging wallets and payment types which could leave you unprepared for the future of eCommerce.

User Experience and Integration

BlueSnap has invested heavily in developing a RESTful API that gives developers the control to build the right user experience while retaining the power and functionality of the All-in-One Payment Platform. The result is a world-class set of payment services accessible through an elegant API that allows you to design the best checkout experience for your business – on desktop, mobile and beyond to embedded payment experiences.  With the Platform you get an elegant API to access the power of a global payments platform designed to solve checkout abandonment.


BlueSnap offers recurring payment capabilities plus a full subscription engine for more complex requirements — something you won’t find with 2Checkout.

Security and Compliance

BlueSnap has the most robust implementation of Kount, the leading fraud and risk management solution in the eCommerce space. By leveraging the expertise and capabilities of Kount, the All-in-One Payment Platform gives you the most control over your fraud risk, with options allowing you to:

  1. Leave complete oversight of your fraud management to the experts at BlueSnap
  2. Customize rules through the Configurable Fraud module
  3. Enable your in-house fraud agents with Enterprise Kount

BlueSnap is PCI Level 1 compliant. In addition, we offer tokenization and vaulting to add an extra layer of protection.

Pricing and Support

A huge benefit that BlueSnap offers its merchants is full global merchant support. With support staff located around the world, we are always available and ready to assist you with your payment gateway and merchant account questions.

At BlueSnap, we also offer the unique benefit of dedicated account management as well as consolidated reconciliation for all payment types and currencies.

So, if you are looking for a strong 2Checkout alternative that will prepare you for the future of eCommerce and help you grow your business, consider BlueSnap.

Contact us today to learn more.