PayPal Alternatives and Similar Apps and Websites

PayPal is one of the most well known apps for sending money, paying online, and setting up merchant accounts.

Competition in the online payment space has made it so several viable alternatives to PayPal provide both merchants and personal users with more features. For merchants, alternatives to PayPal that support payment processing may work better depending on their focus, such as Amazon Payments.

In addition to this, PayPal as a service for sending money has compelling alternatives as well. Features such as support for cryptocurrency and no-fee money sending have infused some much needed competition. Because who likes spending money just to send money you already have to someone else, right?

With PayPal being available on both the web and as a dedicated app for smartphones, this availability is part and parcel with how it's become a ubiquitous service for Internet payments.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 6/18/2020 12:49:00 PM

Alternatives to PayPal for all platforms with any license

  • Stripe

    Stripe helps you create any type of payments flow—from e-commerce to recurring billing and everything in between. Stripe enables you to accept payments in minutes. Stripe makes recurring and subscription-based billing easy.

    Commercial Web

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  • TransferWise

    Send money abroad quickly and easily, at the lowest possible cost with TransferWise. Hold and convert your money in 28 currencies. And always get the real exchange rate. TransferWise uses the real exchange rate to help expats, foreign students, businesses, freelancers and people living international lives to send, receive, and spend money — securely, conveniently, and at a very low cost.

    • Better in a sense that no deduction of your funds through the exorbitant fees charges charged by PayPal. And its speedier too. Guest • Apr 2019 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Zero frees on TransferWise. Paypal cuts %5.4 from each transfer. apranaxfortMar 2020 Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • Google Pay

    Google Pay is the fast, simple way to pay with Google online, in stores, and more. Book a trip, grab a meal, see a show, and enjoy new experiences—all without your wallet. Just add a card once from a participating bank and you’re ready to go. Shop smarter. Google Pay lets you store everything you need to speed through checkout right on your phone. Plus, the new Home tab gives you the all the information you need, right when you need it.

    Free Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Android Wear ... Apple Messages

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  • Bitcoin Cash

    Bitcoin Cash brings sound money to the world. Merchants and users are empowered with low fees and reliable confirmations. The future shines brightly with unrestricted growth, global adoption, permissionless innovation, and decentralized development. All Bitcoin holders as of block 478558 are now owners of Bitcoin Cash. All Bitcoiners are welcome to join the Bitcoin Cash community as we move forward in creating sound money accessible to the whole world.

    • Bitcoin is a different kind of money, not a payment provider Guest • Jan 2020 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone

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  • Amazon Pay

    Amazon Payments, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon that provides a means to process transactions online. Launched in 2006, Amazon Payments uses the consumer base of and focuses on giving users the same checkout experience available on Amazon Payments has several products for consumers, businesses, and developers.

    • Amazon Payments is a company I trust with a track record of processing transactions large and small for eCommerce purposes. However I'm less familiar with it's abilities to transfer money between individuals, such as the services provided to you by PayPal. WhiteCaneGamerDec 2016 Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Web

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  • DASH

    DASH is an open source peer-to-peer cryptocurrency that uses a system called Darksend to add privacy to transactions. It allows you keep your finances private as you make transactions, similar to cash. PRIVATE Keep your payments private so nobody can track you, your transactions and balances are nobody’s business. With DASH’s ahead of time anonymization only you have access to your financial information.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Payoneer

    At Payoneer, our goal is to empower our customers to grow their businesses by enabling them to pay and get paid as easily globally as they do locally. We very much believe that by connecting countries, currencies, businesses and professionals that we can help our customers succeed in more ways and more places than ever before. And we have a global team of smart, caring people who wake up every day and love what they get to do – working together to help our global customers succeed.

    Commercial Web

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  • Monese

    Monese is the multi-currency mobile banking alternative that’s locally smart and globally connected. Use it to open a fully functional current account instantly, straight from your phone, and gain access to more features and services Try it for free now and you’ll get immediate access to: • A UK current account or a European IBAN account. • An optional secondary account (£ or €) at no extra cost.

    Freemium $ $ $ Web Android iPhone

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