Stripe is Paypal circa 2010

published on 2022/10/11

I just finished integrating Stripe into this site and it was a massive pain. I honestly do not understand the belief that Stripe is better than Paypal. Everyone who begged me for an "alternative to Paypal" would recommend Stripe but my experience so far, and that of other people, is that Stripe is not better than Paypal. They're both moderately terrible. This review is an attempt to make sense of why Stripe's documentation doesn't work, why it's the same for Paypal, and how Stripe's only real advantage now is mostly smoke and mirrors. Hopefully this helps people who are running straight to Stripe avoid a painful lesson.

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