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5 reasons why SaaS businesses choose Paddle over Stripe 🚀

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

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🧩 In short, Stripe is just one piece of your payments puzzle.

Stripe is a payments gateway

Stripe is a payments gateway - a tool that enables digital businesses of all sizes and product types to take and manage payments online.

Paddle is a Revenue Delivery Platform

All you need to sell software online in one singular platform. Paddle manages all payment methods, subscription billing, sales tax compliance, fraud protection, revenue recovery, currencies, metrics, and more - all from one platform.

#1: Scale quickly without overworking your developers 😌

With Stripe, you’ll need to integrate and maintain all the necessary tools to support your subscriptions, taxes, invoicing and SaaS metrics - or build your own all-inclusive tool. Either way, that’s a lot of your developers’ precious time to make the most of the full “Stripe stack”.

Paddle’s all in one solution, enables you to free up your developers so they can get back to working on what matters most - your product.

#2: Paddle is an all-in-one platform, beyond just payments

Stripe only provides a solution for how you take and manage payments, and doesn’t provide a complete solution for your business’ revenue delivery.

Paddle is much more than a payment gateway. All aspects of revenue delivery strategy and structure are handled by us, meaning you don’t have to worry about painful integrations.

#3: Go-to-market faster with Paddle 🌎

Stripe solves only one piece of the payment problem for SaaS, but your go-to-market strategy goes beyond just payments.

Paddle is a revenue delivery platform that will provide 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. 🌳

#4: All steps of sales tax is handled by Paddle

Stripe Tax only caters for one aspect of tax compliance. It calculates sales tax rates on your transactions automatically, but businesses are still liable, and will still need to file and remit their own taxes.

Paddle handles tax and remittance globally, taking full liability for tax, fraud, and compliance along the way.

As a reseller, our compliance becomes your compliance. We fight fraud, chase chargebacks and failed payments, and manage reconciliation for you.

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#5: Simple and better pricing

If you’re after the fully-loaded revenue stack with Stripe, you’ll have to pay much more than the headline 2.9% that’s originally stated.

Paddle offers all of the below (and more) within one, simple tool - and one tool means just one set of costs to manage and reconcile. 


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