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About Braintree

Braintree is the fastest growing payment platform for online and mobile businesses, offering all the tools merchants need to accept payments and provide consumers a frictionless experience at checkout. Braintree provides merchants with a secure payment gateway, merchant account, recurring billing and credit card storage, as well as industry-leading customer service and an easy-to-integrate API. Braintree operates internationally, and allows merchants in 40 countries in North America and Europe to accept payments in over 130 currencies. Braintree’s subsidiary, Venmo, offers a digital wallet and person-to-person payment application that extends Braintree’s payment platform to consumers, making it easy for consumers to make payments on mobile devices.

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Features & Specifications

Key Features

  • Available in 40 countries
  • 130 currencies
  • No user redirects
  • Pay out to a phone or email
  • Mobile application
  • One touch payments
  • 7 language support
  • Fraud assements
  • Live online support
  • PCI-compliance


Supported languages
Serviceable Area
World Wide
Supported Platforms
  • Web Based
  • Mobile Web
  • Desktop Windows
  • Desktop Mac OSX
  • Desktop Linux
  • Mobile App IOS
  • Mobile App Android
Support Options
  • FAQs
  • Knowledge Base
  • Online Support
  • Phone Support
  • Video Tutorials

Ratings Summary

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Domain Authority 68
Alexa Rank 24128
Integration 65
Support options 100
Platforms 100
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Critic Reviews

  • 78

    Cloudswave Score for Braintree

    Rating based on 7 Critic Reviews

    6 Favorable reviews
    86 %
    0 Mixed reviews
    0 %
    1 unfavorable reviews
    14 %
  • Braintree Payment Solutions scores well in this review due to its flat transaction fee and elimination of monthly fees, PCI Compliance fees, setup fees and cancellation fees as well as its lack of merchant complaints and negative reviews. Overall, the service appears to be best suited for e-commerce, mail-order/telephone order and subscription/membership businesses.

  • Braintree is probably the only provider I’ve rated at 5 stars without a widely available interchange-plus option. That would usually be a deal breaker for me at this level, but they pull it off. What their fixed-rate model lacks in interchange transparency it regains in consistency and affordability. When you consider the absolutely enormous number of unique features and service you get at absolutely no additional charge and no monthly fee – Braintree may have the best value in the entire ecommerce/app-commerce processing industry. I’m beyond impressed.

  • What do you like best?

    The staff at Braintree is extremely responsive and well informed. Initially I had no intention of using Braintree but my interaction with their sales managers and technical support made it an easy choice.

    What do you dislike?

    There is nothing that comes to mind as a negative experience. Through various businesses I've dealt with many payment services and Braintree definitely ranks at the top of my list for e-commerce sites.

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User Reviews

  • 2 In total

  • User review from

    Sean Caruana

    When creating an eCommerce website, or any other website which accepts payments for services or products, a payment gateway must be selected to handle this part of the workflow. Many users resort to using PayPal or Google Wallet for simple websites accepting donations or fixed services. However, that's not always the most flexible option, as payment methods are limited, and charges can be through the roof. The aforementioned methods do not offer many options for credit or debit card payments, and another service such as Stripe or Braintree need to be implemented instead. First of all, Braintree has one of the largest coverages of any payment gateways, accepting payments in multiple continents including Asia, Europe and America. The service also features escrow capabilities, so that payments are only passed through once a service has been provided, if the merchant chooses this form of payment. Subscription-based payment models are also supported. Braintree is also one of the best payment processing services for mobile payments, and has excellent Apple Pay support. This shows that the service improves and adds features very quickly, since Apple Pay has not been out for a long time. Fees are relatively reasonable, and a great reason for using Braintree is that transaction fees are waived up to a certain amount of earnings. PayPal is also supported, besides the numerous amount of payment options available. Besides all this, setting up Braintree integration is quite straightforward, as the API is powerful and the documentation is well-written and concise. Competitors such as Stripe appear to support more programming languages within their API though, and Stripe, on the whole, seems to be more user-friendly and slightly easier to setup. Braintree is still an excellent alternative, though, and is definitely worth trying.

    Pros :

    • Huge coverage across continents.
    • Powerful API for integration.
    • Escrow capabilities.
    • Supports subscription payment model.
    • Free transactions until a certain amount.
    • API documentation is well written and helpful.
    • One of the best solutions for mobile payments such as Apple Pay.

    Cons :

    • Programming language support is not as fast as some competitors.
    • Stripe is easier to setup.
    • Stripe is more user-friendly and easier to navigate.

    • December 19, 2015
  • User review from

    Rajat Jain

    Braintree allows the merchants to accept all credit cards and debit card payments like Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, etc. It is also a merchant account provider so that the funds are deposited into your merchant account almost immediately. It fulfills the need of a common merchant account and payment gateway provider that makes lives of merchants easier and makes the entire transaction lifecycle far more secure.

    Pros :

    • With a single integration of your e-commerce platform with Braintree, a merchant can start accepting payments from almost all available payment modes.
    • It even supports PayPal (obviously PayPal bought it in 2013), Apple Pay, Android Pay, payments from Bitcoin wallets, etc.
    • Unlike Stripe, Braintree supports complete data portability if you ever decide to switch to a new service provider.
    • This is a very important feature in my opinion as otherwise business is bound to lose a lot of customers and time in collecting all the customer card information again.
    • This shows Braintree’s the confidence in their product and service.
    • It offers sophisticated fraud protection as its highly advanced machine learning algorithms are always analyzing purchase behaviors.
    • The entire transaction takes place on the e-commerce website or mobile app without leaving the website to the payment gateway and then gets redirected to the website.
    • It even supports real-time splitting of payments in case of online marketplaces where a certain part of the payment needs to go directly to the seller account and a part is retained by the marketplace.
    • It even works for the subscription based services where recurring payments are to be processed automatically.

    Cons :

    • Braintree is a global but not so global payment processor. It allows merchants to accept payments in virtually every currency, but payments can be finally credited only in 13 currencies.
    • Also, unlike PayPal Braintree does not offer its currency conversion for foreign currency transactions so that the card can be charged in cardholder’s local currency.
    • The currency translation is done by the bank only and Braintree charges the card in the preferred currency of the merchant account.

    • December 2, 2015
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