PayPal vs Recurly: What are the differences?
What is PayPal? Send Money, Pay Online or Set Up a Merchant Account. PayPal is an online payments and money transfer service that allows you to send money via email, phone, text message or Skype. They offer products to both individuals and businesses alike, including online vendors, auction sites and corporate users. PayPal connects effortlessly to bank accounts and credit cards PayPal Mobile is one of PayPal’s newest products. It allows you to send payments by text message or by using PayPal’s mobile browser..
What is Recurly? Subscription Billing. Zen Simplicity. Recurly is the leading pay-as-you-go recurring billing service because setup is easy, integrations are quick, and our service grows with the needs of your business.
PayPal and Recurly belong to "Payment Services" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by PayPal are:
- 2.9% + $0.30 or less- With our flat, transparent pricing, you’ll never be surprised by hidden or variable fees. We also offer discounted rates when you sell a lot, or when you use our card reader.
- Keeping every seller secure- If you’re sent an unauthorized payment, or a buyer claims they never received an item, our Seller Protection covers you for the full amount of the eligible payment.
- Easy for them, easy for you- With just a few clicks, you can get paid by debit card, credit card, or a PayPal transfer. All someone needs to start buying from you is your e-mail address or mobile number.
On the other hand, Recurly provides the following key features:
- Subscription Plans
- Account Dashboard
- Dunning Management
"Most known service" is the primary reason why developers consider PayPal over the competitors, whereas "Recurring billing" was stated as the key factor in picking Recurly.
Uber Technologies, Lyft, and ebay are some of the popular companies that use PayPal, whereas Recurly is used by LinkedIn, Twitch, and Asana. PayPal has a broader approval, being mentioned in 735 company stacks & 571 developers stacks; compared to Recurly, which is listed in 39 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.
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