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5 reasons why SaaS businesses choose Paddle over Digital River

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Paddle is the modern Digital River alternative for software businesses. Flexible SaaS billing and higher conversions 📈 without the hidden fees.

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Fast Growing SaaS choose Paddle over Digital River

Digital River is a legacy merchant of record for any digital e-Commerce

Launched in 1994, manageDigital River is a merchant of record (MOR) platform. It was founded in 1994, and is one of THE oldest MOR solutions in the market. They offer payments, fraud, tax and compliance management, and have traditionally been stronger with B2C customers.

Paddle is a Revenue Delivery Platform

Paddle manages all payment methods, subscription billing, sales tax compliance, fraud protection, revenue recovery, currencies, metrics (and more), giving SaaS businesses all they need to sell software online - all from one, singular platform. 

#1: Flexible subscription models made for SaaS

In the aid of attracting and retaining their customers, SaaS businesses need to continually create and edit different subscription packages. This is something that Digital River does not make easy. 

With Paddle, you can build your subscription logic alongside all your payment methods, invoices, taxes, trials, dunning, and more. That’s right, all of that flexibility in one, easy-to-use platform. 

#2: Higher converting checkout experience 💅

Digital River’s checkout solution is heavily dependent on your developers to perform the necessary integrations and implementations; and not just as a one-off either.

Paddle delivers much more in a much less restrictive way. With our simple APIs, you can build and create everything you’d expect from the best online checkouts – from brandable design to localized payment experiences, and one-click upsells.

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#3: Active support from day one 💁

Unlike traditional payment processors, Paddle sellers get all the help and support they need throughout the processes of implementation, going live, and expanding into new markets. 

Together with solution architects, we work with each seller to get them ‘growth ready’ and set up for optimum success. ⁨💪

#4: Go-to-market faster with Paddle 🏃

Digital River lacks the capability to support you with implementing the important SaaS growth strategies: expanding internationally, moving upmarket or down-market, and launching new products.  

As a revenue delivery platform, Paddle provides you with the resources, support, and technology to boost your revenue across the entire payment process and each customer lifecycle. An easy way to optimize your business growth across your go-to-market strategy, whatever that strategy may be. 

#5: Lower cost with all-in-one pricing 🤩

Pricing is not just about value for money, but transparency too. Not knowing what you might need to pay extra for not only hurts the budget, but also trust. And that’s what we’ve been hearing about Digital River. 

Paddle offers everything you need to sell software, within one, simple tool - all under one, totally transparent cost.