Considering PayPal as your company’s payment processor? It may be a household name, but that’s partly the reason why it isn’t the best choice for your business.
PayPal offers both consumer and merchant payment services; as a result, sometimes it has to choose between serving merchant processing needs or the needs of the consumer. Unfortunately for you, PayPal’s main interests lie in consumer services, but what’s best for consumers isn’t always best for merchants. That means you’ll miss out on some crucial payment processing features that could actually be helping to increase your sales!
BlueSnap is a PayPal alternative that has those powerful features required for sophisticated payment processing. Merchants are our sole focus, and innovation is important to us—that’s why you’ll always have access to the latest payment technology. As a BlueSnap merchant you’ll benefit from:
Want more specifics on why BlueSnap is a better alternative to PayPal? Take a look at the breakdown below.
|Countries Supported for Businesses||180||200|
|Acquiring Banks for Local Payment Processing||30+ globally, included with your merchant account to increase transaction approval rates worldwide||A single bank based on your home region|
|Intelligent Payment Routing||Yes||No|
|# Of Currencies Accepted||100||25|
|# Of Payment Types Accepted||110+||6|
|Supported eWallets||PayPal, Masterpass, Visa Checkout, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Alipay||PayPal and Venmo only|
BlueSnap helps you make more successful transactions around the world because:
|User Experience & Integration|
|Integration Methods/Options||API, hosted payment fields, localized hosted checkout, Platform plug-ins, SDKs in 8 languages, In-app payments||API, Checkout Form, Platform plug-ins, SDKs in 6 languages, in-app payments|
|Additional ways to accept payments||Marketplaces, Subscriptions, Invoice Payments, Virtual Terminal||Invoice Payments, Virtual Terminal|
|# Of Languages||29||13|
|Integration Partners||100+ and more being added every day||100+|
Our integration options make it easy for you to remove friction from the checkout experience by giving you:
Built into BlueSnap’s Platform is the ability to offer multiple ways to accept payments. Simply connect once and enable additional ways to pay as you expand into new markets or sales channels. Our features include:
|Pricing, Security & Compliance|
|Fraud Protection||Yes. We partner with Kount to provide industry-leading fraud prevention built into our platform.||Yes—a homegrown solution. $10 monthly fee for advanced fraud protection|
|Chargeback Management||Yes. We provide pre-chargeback alerts and help resolve disputes.||Yes|
|PCI Compliance||PCI Level 1<||PCI Level 1<|
|Rate||2.7% for U.S. merchants; Less than 4% for merchants outside the U.S. (rate varies by country) + no monthly fee if above $2500/month||2.9% for U.S. merchants; 4.4% outside the U.S. and a fixed fee based on currency. $30 monthly fee for Pro; $10 monthly fee for subscriptions|
|Per Transaction Fee||$0.30||$0.30|
|Tokenization & Vaulting||Yes||Yes|
Together with our partner Kount, we do everything possible to protect your revenue and give you a say over how much fraud protection your business really needs. To help minimize your fraud risk we offer:
|Recurring Payments||Yes, plus a full subscription engine for more complex requirements||Yes, but limited|
|Payment Types||Cards, PayPal, Sofort, iDeal, Webmoney, eNets, Giropay, Wires||Cards & PayPal only|
|Automated reminders||Yes, for shoppers who need to initiate a payment||No|
BlueSnap offers recurring payment capabilities plus a full subscription engine for more complex requirements—something you won’t find with PayPal. Our features:
Automatically retry subscription purchases several times during a grace period to maximize customer conversion globally.
|Reporting||Sales intelligence, payment conversion reporting, and consolidated reconciliation for all payment types and currencies. A mobile app gives you 24/7 access to data.||Sales intelligence, conversion reports, and reconciliation for cards and PayPal only.|
|Customer Support||Global team with call-in support, email support, and live chat||Global team with call-in and email support|
|Developer Support||A Developer Hub and a dedicated account management team||Developer.paypal.com|
We pride ourselves on our high-level support for merchants, especially:
Want to hear more about why BlueSnap is the strongest alternative to PayPal? Contact us! We’d love to help your business reach its full payment conversion potential.