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Why SaaS businesses look for an alternative to Stripe 👀

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Stripe only caters for one part of a SaaS business’ revenue delivery infrastructure. Paddle is the all-in-one Stripe alternative for software businesses.

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Paddle vs. Stripe

Implementation

Your revenue delivery infrastructure needs to sell software globally, on subscription, in a compliant, reportable way that "speaks" to your product and all back-office tools. This infrastructure needs to be easily implemented and maintained.

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Growth-ready

A single, unified integration

We help you migrate from your existing set-up to our unified platform.

A single integration for all your revenue delivery needs: built-in payments, subscriptions, invoicing, and tax.

A single source of truth for all your revenue data.

Growth-constrained

Dependent on multiple integrations

You will need Stripe's paid add-ons (like Stripe Billing) and/or 3rd party integrations for subscriptions, sales tax, SaaS metrics, and more. Not possible to integrate PayPal (as they compete).

Most software businesses aren't big enough to qualify for premium support during implementation.

Performance

Payments infrastructure needs careful implementation and continuous optimization to minimize lost revenue collection.

Ideally, the infrastructure you build with should be focused on other SaaS sellers, and exclude high-risk products that drag overall performance down.

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Growth-ready

Relentless optimization

Revenue performance refined for over 2,000 software sellers globally across acquisition, renewals, and expansion.

Our Advisory prescribe growth experiments tailored to your product, industry, and customer profile - from our insights across five million software buyers.

Growth-constrained

Manual ad-hoc optimization

Stripe enables you to get going quickly, but optimization (and revenue uplift) is limited without integrating multiple Stripe accounts. Payment failures are typically higher in international markets.

Growth

Software businesses need to be able to execute growth strategies without being constrained by their revenue delivery infrastructure. Launch new products, move upmarket, and sell across geographies with ease.

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Growth-ready

Instantly ready for every strategy

Execute every SaaS growth strategy within Paddle:

  • Localize to all your top markets worldwide in a few clicks 

  • Easily cross-sell products to drive expansion revenue 

  • Discover teams amongst individual users, upsell their card subscriptions

  • Sell enterprise invoices in one unified platform

Growth-blocker

Endless engineering projects

Stripe is one layer of your revenue delivery infrastructure and doesn't easily adapt to new growth strategies without significant engineering work, manual overhead or lost revenue potential.

Compliance

Software is now a regulated market - your revenue delivery infrastructure should keep you out of jail! You need to protect your business from today and tomorrow's compliance risks like tax, payments, and data.

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Growth-ready

Operate with full integrity

Future-proof and protect your business by offloading your global liability (and the operational complexity that goes with it) onto Paddle.

Our expert team handles all your tax and payments compliance – no additional consultants, accountants, or advisors needed.

Growth-blocker

Full liability & responsibility

It’s your responsibility to register, file, and remit the correct sales taxes and comply with local payment regulations globally.

You need in-house expertise, processes, and tooling around Stripe to keep your business protected and compliant globally.