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Zoho’s tagline. As a corollary to this, the Zoho Invoice team is fanatical that small businesses invoice.online and get paid.online. When your invoicing software was released, it was integrated with PayPal and we quickly added Authorize.net and Google Checkout to our repertoire. With that, we completed the troika of payment gateways to provide our customers a complete online invoicing experience. It is over two years since our customers have been accepting electronic payments and it is time to introspect and to gain interesting insights into to which payment gateway most of our customers turn to. So let’s talk some real numbers.




Payment gateways – How they stack up against each other?





Unsurprisingly, PayPal leads the pack as it is well entrenched in the market  and in the last one year we saw a lot of small businesses outside the United States where it is the only option available using Zoho Invoice. Furthermore, PayPal standard (their only offering we support currently) is pretty easy to setup. Arguably, PayPal has played the role of an anchor tenant here. However, viewing this infographic in binary (one gateway wins, everyone else loses) would smack of short sightedness. We have observed a similar pattern of growth for payments via all three gateways and customers have shared similar experiences  across the spectrum. 










Let me add a caveat. The above statistics should not influence your decision to choose a payment gateway. There are factors beyond mere popularity like the location of your business, your average and median invoice amount, the number of invoices, etc. that should be considered before zeroing on a payment gateway. We will throw light on all these and more in forthcoming posts.











That is pretty much what we have for now. T
his is just a teaser and watch this space for more posts where we demystify online payments, share some interesting trends accompanied by evidential reports and of course help you choose the best way to get paid. 



















Until then, Happy Invoicing 🙂




  1. sutralite

    we’re an indian service provider. what online payment options would be suitable for us?

  2. sutralite

    we’re an indian service provider. what online payment options would be suitable for us?

  3. Deepa

    @AndoAll three payment gateways PayPal, Authorize.Net and Google Checkout work great for online payments from the UK and the US. Good luck.

  4. Deepa

    @AndoAll three payment gateways PayPal, Authorize.Net and Google Checkout work great for online payments from the UK and the US. Good luck.

  5. Ando

    Do you guys only offer these 3? We are based in Switzerland looking to invoicing clients in the UK and US. What are the options available to us?Thanks

  6. Ando

    Do you guys only offer these 3? We are based in Switzerland looking to invoicing clients in the UK and US. What are the options available to us?Thanks

  7. anurag

    While looking for Paypal information I’ve hit your site. But this statistics discounts the fact that a lot of payments are received by smallest level sellers thru Paypal. That is this graph is showing numbers and if you show only total money exchange then Payal’s share will drop. Also there is tremendous bombardment of Paypal advertisement on Internet. I’ve come to know some negative points of Paypal monopoly :
    #…
    AG

  8. anurag

    While looking for Paypal information I’ve hit your site. But this statistics discounts the fact that a lot of payments are received by smallest level sellers thru Paypal. That is this graph is showing numbers and if you show only total money exchange then Payal’s share will drop. Also there is tremendous bombardment of Paypal advertisement on Internet. I’ve come to know some negative points of Paypal monopoly :
    #…
    AG

  9. Prashant

    @conextMany Thanks for suggesting AliPay.We have plans to integrate with AliPay as well but it might take sometime for us to work on it. We will let you know once we take it up.Regards
    Prashant

  10. Prashant

    @conextMany Thanks for suggesting AliPay.We have plans to integrate with AliPay as well but it might take sometime for us to work on it. We will let you know once we take it up.Regards
    Prashant

  11. Michael S.

    No surprise to see Paypal completely dominating the usage graph.

  12. Michael S.

    No surprise to see Paypal completely dominating the usage graph.

  13. conext

    AliPay is the most important online payment provider with 4 million registred users. Do you have plans to integrate AliPay?

  14. conext

    AliPay is the most important online payment provider with 4 million registred users. Do you have plans to integrate AliPay?