Payment Processors

Our favorite payment processor is Stripe – we wrote about why we think everyone should use it. All funds are now deposited in 2-4 days, and it’s very easy to get started with and use, as merchant accounts can be a hassle. Customer service is great, and fees are easy to understand.

If for some reason you have a moral opposition to using Stripe, I’d recommend Braintree or Authorize.net. Braintree is similar to Stripe in terms of service and simplicity.

Authorize.net is more involved to set up and use, but offers some flexible and powerful options for payment processing that other services don’t have. It also uses a merchant account, which is handy if you have one for a brick-and-mortar store and want to keep transactions together. We have a post that explains the differences between Authorize.net payment gateway versions.

We have more information on payment processors here, as well as a comparison document.

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