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Overview

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PayPal Commerce Platform is a comprehensive solution designed to serve your business needs and your customers, whether you’re...

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Square Payments is an online payment processing solution which integrates with Square hardware & POS software to allow businesses...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

Free

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

0.01

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.7

25K

5

4

3

2

1

18.6K

4.9K

980

186

256

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

4.7

2.3K

5

4

3

2

1

1.7K

413

81

20

28

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

Pros

What I like the most about paypal is, it is easy to use in paying and most of all paypal giving a gift reward in every users.
The Paypal program is very wonderful. The ease in depositing and withdrawing is very distinguished.
Love the ease of use and the ease of implementation/integration within other websites and platforms to capture payment.

Pros

I love the simplicity of the software. I love being able to accept credit card or debit card payments directly on my phone with the small noninvasive card reader that i attach to my phone.
I love this software, our employees love it too because it gives them better tips at the end of the day.
Simple reporting is my favorite feature, especially compared to other platforms. Helping my clients with meaningful reporting without having to modify the data is super convenient.

Cons

However, people also get blocked by PayPal without any warning and they can freeze and hold the money from that account that makes annoying things to the user.
Also, I do worry about storing my bank account information for a service like PayPal. They might be insured against fraud, but I still worry sometimes that my account information will be stolen.
This becomes a problem when you need money quickly. IPN and PayPal API are unstable, often messing up transactions, especially if they involve limited items and need verification as soon as possible.

Cons

I do not think I have have anything I do not like about square payments. I guess if you put in the wrong email that can be annoying but that more user error.
I had to walk around & often ended up some distance away from the customer. It was awkward because I had to have their card with me & this probably made the customer feel uneasy.
It also bothered me that they charge more to type in the card numbers when you’re unable to swipe the card in person.
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Key features

  • Total features76
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Barcode/Ticket Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Cash Management
  • Check Fraud Detection
  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contactless NFC
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cryptocurrency Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Management
  • Data Security
  • Data Visualization
  • Debit/Credit Card Processing
  • Deferred Billing
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Reporting
  • For Food Trucks
  • For Retail
  • For Small Businesses
  • Fraud Detection
  • Gift Card Management
  • In-Person Payments
  • Internal Fraud Monitoring
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Marketing Reports
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Card Reader
  • Mobile Payments
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Period Recurring Billing
  • Multiple Payment Options
  • Offline Access
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • PCI Compliance
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Fraud Prevention
  • Payment Options
  • Payment Processing
  • Payment Processing Services Integration
  • Performance Management
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Product Catalog
  • Promotions Management
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-time Alerts
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Refund Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Returns Management
  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shipping Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features34
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Barcode/Ticket Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Cash Management
  • Check Fraud Detection
  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contactless NFC
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cryptocurrency Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Management
  • Data Security
  • Data Visualization
  • Debit/Credit Card Processing
  • Deferred Billing
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Reporting
  • For Food Trucks
  • For Retail
  • For Small Businesses
  • Fraud Detection
  • Gift Card Management
  • In-Person Payments
  • Internal Fraud Monitoring
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Marketing Reports
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Card Reader
  • Mobile Payments
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Period Recurring Billing
  • Multiple Payment Options
  • Offline Access
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • PCI Compliance
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Fraud Prevention
  • Payment Options
  • Payment Processing
  • Payment Processing Services Integration
  • Performance Management
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Product Catalog
  • Promotions Management
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-time Alerts
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Refund Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Returns Management
  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shipping Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations1284
  • AWeber
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Adobe Commerce
  • BigCommerce
  • Google Analytics 360
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Instagram
  • Klaviyo
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • PayPal
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter/X
  • WooCommerce
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • authorize.net
  • Total integrations92
  • AWeber
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Adobe Commerce
  • BigCommerce
  • Google Analytics 360
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Instagram
  • Klaviyo
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • PayPal
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter/X
  • WooCommerce
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • authorize.net

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Entertainment, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PayPal

Business tool for collecting and making payments

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

It comes with a square reader which allows you to take payments with credit card easily from customers.

Cons

Generally high fees are deducted for each incoming transaction. The activity page only shows how much came in before the fees, which can be misleading.

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Clayton L.

Legal Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PayPal

Our core payment processor

Reviewed 5 years ago

Love it. Won't stop using it!

Pros

We have used this to take card payments since the launch of our services. We also take payments through Stripe and Square, but the majority of our payments go through Paypal. Reports are easy to read and assess.

Cons

They could put a little more effort into aesthetics, but that's scraping the bottom of the barrel to find a con.

MF
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Monica F.

Hospital & Health Care, self-employed

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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PayPal

Could be easier to use

Reviewed 4 years ago

PayPal is adequate for the few transactions I make monthly, but Square is the new trusted payment source I use most.

Pros

PayPal was the industry standard for a long time, so my clients felt comfortable paying for my services through PayPal.

Cons

PayPal’s rates are competitive with Square’s but Square is more user-friendly. PayPal does not allow you to set recurring payments; that feature would save me so much time.

EW
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Emily W.

Education Management, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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PayPal

Secure and Easy to Use

Reviewed 2 years ago

I have used paypal for years and am happy with the service. It is easy to connect my accounts so that I can set up automatic payments that are secure. Customer service has helped me with disputes in the past favorably.

Pros

PayPal is one of the most secure apps for payment and processing. It is very easy to use. App is excellent at establishing security routines and alerting sign-ins so I feel very safe using it. Also works well for creating invoices for my small side business (art sales).

Cons

Other payment apps like Venmo and Square have easy ways to take payments like QR codes and chip scanners. Paypal takes a bit longer to use, so I often don't use it during in-person sales.

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John H.

Education Management, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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PayPal

Ok for occasional use

Reviewed 5 years ago

Been using this as an alternate to Square for a year. But I also use Square!

Pros

Rates for non profit are good. I use card swiper with my iPhone and it takes all the major cards. It allows me to set up a product list and to tax or not.

Cons

People see it and think they need a PayPal account in order to pay me. They don’t and I have to explain that often. This is just a POS tool. Reporting is clumsy and manual. There might be a way to schedule reports and deposits but I’m doing this all manually.

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Verna S.

Retail, self-employed

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PayPal

Easy Peasy!

Reviewed 4 years ago

PayPal makes it EXTREMELY EASY to accept payments from all over the world and in person. I’ve used their platform for years and have never had any issues! I tried Square briefly, but ultimately returned to using PayPal exclusively!

Pros

PayPal has been the easiest to use for my business and I’ve never had any issues receiving my payments instantly.

Cons

My only complaint is I wish you could create an online storefront like you can with Square but other than that, I love PayPal!

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Karen P.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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PayPal

PayPal as a Business Tool is Effective and Saves Time

Reviewed 4 years ago

Business purchases via PayPal (via bank account) or PayPal Credit. Customer purchases at check out (similar to Square) and via on line shopping. One new option that is nice is that customers, if they qualify can pay via PalPal payments so a $1000 purchase can be turned into three payments of $333. The customer pays overtime and the vendor gets paid immmediately.

Pros

I like that this software is avaialable via a smartphone app or a lap top program. PayPal has been a productivity tool for business purchases or for business customers at checkout in store or on our ecommerce site. The name recoginition is great compared to the competition, so customers seem to trust it even more than using their credit card for purchases.

Cons

The tech support is very difficult to communicate with. If there is a problem a small business needs a quick turn around time for support that this needs to be improved with the PayPal team.

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Eric D.

11-50 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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PayPal

Never been my favorite

Reviewed 6 years ago

Square is where it's at.

Pros

The fact that I can get my money into the hands of someone from across the pond is about all for me. Fortunately, in this day and age, there are dozens of better options.

Cons

Every time an Etsy shop uses PayPal only, I cringe. The process never works perfectly the first time, nor the second or third. I have created at least 5 different pay pal accounts to save my banking info, it never saves.

AR
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Graphic Design, self-employed

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PayPal

Process Payments

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

PayPal is an easy way to pay or get paid. You havethe option of getting a card reader attachment to connect along with the PayPal app, so that you can process a credit or debit card payment anywhere. You just plug the triangular attachment into the headphone jack of your tablet or phone, and you can take a payment. This feature is awesome for anyone who is out and about a lot or who doesn't want a physical credit card machine.

Cons

I haven't directly transferred money through PayPal, I have only used the credit card attachment. So I don't know much about directly transferring money. I was also impressed with the Apple Square attachment for processing credit and debit card payments. They function similarly.

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Jenna W.

Telecommunications, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PayPal

A Classic Money Send/Requester

Reviewed 5 years ago

I prefer Square Cash to Paypal

Pros

I've used PayPal for years and have always had pretty good luck. It gets the job done.

Cons

The support team isn't very nice, I've never had good experience with them.

AP
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Ashley P.

Arts and Crafts, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PayPal

PayPal Usage

Reviewed 5 years ago

I’ve used PayPal for years now and will continue to use above other options

Pros

Easy to navigate, has all the functions I need, safe and secure.

Cons

Fees on payments, or on payments received.

DG
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Daniel G.

Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PayPal

User Friendly Accepted All Over

Reviewed 3 years ago

Easy payments, easy ability to receive payments. More secure payments.

Pros

Ease of use Compatibility Feeling of Security, not giving out my credit card number to websites. Single login for multiple types of payment types. Ability to spend US currency as US currency when selling and purchasing.

Cons

The percentage fee when trying to cash money out when I sold some items. Nag screens to use single sign in.

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Nery L.

Apparel & Fashion, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PayPal

Great Option for Invoices

Reviewed 3 years ago

I have been using Pay Pay for 5 years and the one time I did have an issue, customer service was very helpful. It was resolved within 24 hours.

Pros

I like that you can create and send invoices to anyone very easily. The processing fee is much cheaper than Square, and it does everything that Square can do.

Cons

There are only certain banks that you can use to do the instant transfer. Other than that it is a great product.

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Ellen L.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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PayPal

Non-Profit User

Reviewed 3 years ago

I use to make payments and receive payments. Makes receiving payments easy & efficient.

Pros

Allows me to send payments for services. Allows me to create invoices for payments. Provides detailed reports on activity & payments.

Cons

I have no complaints about this product. It is easy to set up payments & receive payments.

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Teresa F.

Retail, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PayPal

It’s an option

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

I like the projection tools most. They help track and project your best areas and times based on an avg

Cons

Customer Service wasn’t the best compare to the Square Platform

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Jeffrey D.

Internet, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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PayPal

Ubiquitous Payment Gateway

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

PayPal seems to instill confidence during checkout and allows the easy creation of invoices and payment tracking.

Cons

The new kid in town, Square Up, offers greater functionality.

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Victoria J.

Consumer Services, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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PayPal

Great product

Reviewed 4 years ago

Provides us another way to accept payment from customers.

Pros

It gives customers a secure way to pay, many do not trust us to take thier credit card info over the phone (rightfully so) and this allows us to send a request that they can pay at thier own convenience.

Cons

The fees you pay to accept payments is not ideal for small payments.

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Arunabho B.

Computer Networking, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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PayPal

Easy to use payment app

Reviewed 4 years ago

Getting payments and making payments from anywhere.

Pros

Its so easy to use. All you need is email id of the recipient and it transfers money in no time at all.

Cons

The currency exchange rates are sometimes higher than normal in addition to the fees they charge for international transactions.

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Sayan B.

Information Technology and Services, 501-1,000 employees

Used other for 6-12 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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PayPal

Paypal transfer money hasel free

Reviewed 5 years ago

Payments towards my flight tickets and payments

Pros

Easy bank transfer, also very secure and rewards against transactions available

Cons

On creation of profile, user has to add his bank details which becomes little issue for a fresh user

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Michelle M.

Photography, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PayPal

The Best Payment System for Small Business

Reviewed 4 years ago

We love PayPal, and will continue to use it over Square.

Pros

I can We truly liked that we were able to use the scan/pay feature or invoice features and keep our clients happy with contactless appointments! No need to touch their cards or anything. Payments go through quickly and correctly every time.

Cons

I wish we could pay a small monthly fee instead of a fee for each transaction but the fee is small, so it's acceptable.

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Sharlene G.

Airlines/Aviation, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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PayPal

Make a payment without risk

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

I love making payments with this product - there is no need to use our actual credit card, making the transaction safe and secure.

Cons

We must pay fees to receive payments or make payments with this product.

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Higher Education, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PayPal

PayPal

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

PayPal is the only way to go for online shopping. Safe and secure credit card processing, stores multiple cards so that you do not have to share this information with multiple people online.

Cons

Great for sending payments, but fees for accepting payments seem a bit excessive.

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teresa w.

Sports, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PayPal

Paypal for payments

Reviewed 4 years ago

sening payments, receiving payments, multiple bank accounts linked

Pros

I love the convenience of being able to send money quickly and easily to anyone I want to and it gets there quickly.

Cons

no cons that I can see with my use thus far to date. I really like all of the features and the ease of use.

KT
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KULDEEP T.

Education Management, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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PayPal

honest paypal review

Reviewed 7 months ago

I like to use paypal smoothly for one year for my international transaction so no problem with this and any refund claimed by customer paypal send a email so i will take action on that .

Pros

International payments online payments

Cons

sometimes price is high for connvert foreign corrency to indian corrency

EE
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Emily E.

Design, self-employed

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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PayPal

Too Many Steps

Reviewed 5 years ago

I unfortunately did not solve any issues with PayPal for my business. Square is superior.

Pros

I like that it is free to send and receive funds personally. PayPal is also widely accepted by many retailers.

Cons

Setting my PayPal up to receive income from my business was challenging. There were several hoops to jump through, and I'm still unsure of how to use it. I prefer Square for receiving payments for my business. It is also takes way too many steps to transfer funds from PayPal to my bank account.

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Kurt W.

Media Production, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Square Payments

Great product

Reviewed 4 years ago

It's worked well for swiping transactions and taking cards on my phone.

Pros

Well known way to take payments from a phone and easy way to setup ecommerce on a website. It's great for retail locations. I setup an online ordering page with some product photos a nice branded look.

Cons

It's not quite as popular as PayPal, so I tend to use PayPal for non-card transactions and for basic online ordering.

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Barbara K.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Square Payments

I will never use paypal again

Reviewed 6 years ago

Dump Paypal - go Square

Pros

Low fees, ease of use, multiple platforms - pretty much everything is great. Customer support is a huge bonus here too, and instant deposit is every entrepreneur's best friend.

Cons

No problems really. Everything is so easy and convenient.

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Scott K.

Machinery, 11-50 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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Square Payments

Square was great at first... and then they weren’t.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Horrible. Switch to PayPal Here.

Pros

This program was great when I first discovered it years ago! Being able to take credit card payments from people on my cell phone, it was so convenient. There was a low fee to transfer the funds to your bank account and it was done quickly as well.

Cons

I had used square for over a year when all of a sudden they deactivated my account for no apparent reason. Now is when the real problem started! I had about $100 still in my account when they deactivated it and it would be over 2 years of trying before I finally got me money from them. I probably sent over 100 emails to the customer service department asking why my account was deactivated and how...

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Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used other for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Square Payments

Great for someone starting out

Reviewed 5 years ago

Great for someone new to online payment processing but not my first choice.

Pros

I liked that there was no charge for this software, just a fee for every purchase. I also got no fees charged for the first $1,000.

Cons

I stopped using it because it was a bit rudimentary and I couldn't create buttons for my site like I could on Paypal so I switched to paypal.

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Rob H.

Retail, self-employed

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Square Payments

There are better options out there

Reviewed 4 years ago

It was too inconvenient with high fees. Not good tracking.

Pros

It was easy to sign up and set up. Cheap to get going and it was quick. No complaints with the ease of set up.

Cons

The card reader is very cheap and unreliable. The fees are higher than paypal and who wants to carry a reader around? I'll stick with Venmo and Paypal.

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Salomon S.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Square Payments

Reviewed 5 months ago
Pros

C’est un logiciel qui donne une solution de facturation. Ça aide les entreprises à demander à suivre et à gérer la facture

Cons

Saquare Paypents a des complications pour le mode de paiement PayPal.

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Government Administration, 1-10 employees

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Square Payments

Convenient and intuitive system, but high fees for processing.

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Square is one of the payment system that lets merchants to easily accept credit card from customers. Although there are other competitors, it's one of the leading systems which is very accessible. I can request card reader online from square's website, but I can also buy one at the nearby convenience store too. Also, it provides analytics about the sales, and that is helpful for sellers to come up with future marketing strategy.

Cons

The fee is little higher than other companies such as PayPal.

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Entertainment, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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I'm thankful for Square Register

Reviewed 6 years ago

Excellent! You get your money so much faster than Paypal.

Pros

No Monthly Fees! Great when you're just starting or don't have regular business. Great for sales tables at events.

Cons

Card Reader doesn't always work. Tap is more reliable. Tap is a game changer!

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Marcus ( Maciej ) N.

Media Production, self-employed

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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I prefer this to paypal.

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

This is a great alternative to paypal and a little bit cheaper.

Cons

there is nothing i dislike about this software. it does what it says

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Bill K.

Consumer Goods, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Square Payments

Easy to use, great features

Reviewed 2 years ago

I returned to using Square after problems with the Braintree/PayPal platform. Been a breath of fresh air. Unfortunate not being able to use PayPal, however they are not worth the trouble.

Pros

Simple to use, great interface. Enough features to run our business effectively.

Cons

No major issues. The fees are in line with other processors.

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Apparel & Fashion, self-employed

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Square Payments

Lots of features.

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Square Payments Processing makes accepting payments easy and offers more features than competitors. Good pricing for upgraded account.

Cons

What I found to be the only inconvenience is that you can't accept PayPal.

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Conrad B.

Consumer Goods, self-employed

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Square Payments

The leader in payment processing

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Easy to set up, you can occasionally even get square mobile card readers for free, easy to implement.

Cons

The fee(s) are a little high, but comparable to PayPal and other payments processing services.

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Kristen H.

Retail, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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