PayPal Here Review - why 4.7 stars?

PayPal Here Review
ITQlick Score: 95/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.7/5)
Pricing: 2.8/10 - low cost
Category: Retail & POS -> PayPal Here
Ranking:Ranked 6 out of 431 Retail & POS systems
Company: PayPal
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Links: PayPal Here pricing, PayPal Here alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Oct 30, 2021

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What is PayPal Here?

PayPal Here is a cloud-based retail and POS software system designed for commerce and business activities. The software system comes with features like;
  • Accept Payments: This feature enables customers to pay based on their preference, whether users try to make a sale online or make a sale in person. It comes with multiple payments types, including Venmo.
  • Risk Management: This software comes with an engineered security system to help protect the transactions of its users and further help these users focus on their business growth.
  • Growth Acceleration: Users can use this feature to reach more customers by tapping into fast-growing marketplaces across over 50 countries.
  • Streamlined Operations: Users can run their offices more smoothly by effectively managing all their PayPal tools (including reporting and analytics) from one convenient dashboard.
PayPal Here is a retail and POS system that started in 1998 and is headquartered in San Jose, California, in the United States. The company has a workforce of 27,700 employees.

What is PayPal Here rating? ()

The rating of PayPal Here is 4.7 stars out of 5 and the total score is 95 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are PayPal Here's typical customers?

The typical customers include the following business size: Small, medium and large size businesses.

Is PayPal Here the best Retail & POS?

PayPal Here is ranked 6 out of 431 software in their category (Retail & POS systems).

What are PayPal Here's pros? (3 Pros)

  • PayPal Here offers an easy payment management system
  • The security system of the software is optimal during financial transactions
  • PayPal Here is convenient to use with rich features

What are PayPal Here's cons? (1 cons)

  • Users complain of the software lacking a direct customer support hotline

Who are their main alternatives?

PayPal Here competes with other retail and POS software systems like Amazon Pay, BlueSnap, and WePay. We will compare these retail and POS software systems in some specific aspects below.
  • Functionality: PayPal Here is feature-rich and shares some similar features with the other alternatives, like debit/credit card processing, mobile payment, and online payment. PayPal Here and Amazon Pay offer data security. PayPal Here and WePay offer in-person payments. PayPal Here, BlueSnap, and WePay offer POS and subscription billing. BlueSnap offers fraud prevention, analytics, and reporting.
  • Customers/Industries: PayPal Here targets businesses, enterprises, platforms, and marketplaces. Businesses and consumers trust PayPal Here around the world, with 400+ million active customers in 200+ markets around the globe. Customers like Spotify Premium and Speedway Motors use PayPal Here. Amazon Pay targets businesses in fashion and jewelry, home and garden, tech and entertainment, sports and outdoors, gifts and grocery, beauty and health. Vineyard Vines, Brooklinen, Ring, Twitch, Fringe Sport sue Amazon Pay. BlueSnap targets healthcare, digital goods, logistics and freight, gaming, education, etc. Business brands like edible, Benevity, outbrain, Paraco, and Cloudhealth uses BlueSnap.
  • Cost: According to expert research, PayPal Here is cost-rated 1.4 (where 1-2 is low-cost and 4-5 is high-cost), which means it is a low-cost software amongst its closest alternatives. PayPal Here starts with a 2.29% Transaction fee + $0.09 per transaction. The cost information for BlueSnap, Amazon Pay, and WePay is unavailable on their respective official websites.
  • Cloud-based/On-premise: PayPal Here and all its alternatives are cloud-based merchant payment systems.
  • Popularity: PayPal, which started in 1998, is publicly traded (Nasdaq: PYPL) with over 20 years of experience and 400+ million active customers in over 200 markets worldwide in over 100 different countries. BlueSnap (which started in 2001) is privately held with over 100 global payment methods and connected to 30 global banks. WePay (which started in 2008) is privately held. PayPal Here is more popular than all the alternatives.
  • Scalability: PayPal Here, Amazon Pay, and BlueSnap can scale from small and medium-sized businesses to enterprises.
  • Support: PayPal Here and BlueSnap share similar support features like email, FAQs/forum, knowledge base, phone support, and chat support. While WePay offers only chat support.

What is the cost of PayPal Here?

PayPal Here offers a simple license pricing plan, and it is a 2.29% Transaction fee + $0.09 per transaction. If you need the Card Reader, the price is $29 for the first card reader but $79 for additional card readers. Using the Paypal Zettle POS app is free, but it has incoming transaction fees, and the fees are as follows:
  • Card-present transactions: 2.29% + 0.09 USD per transaction
  • Manual card entry transactions: 3.49% + 0.09 USD per transaction
  • QR code transactions $10.01 and above: 1.9% + 0.10 USD per transaction
  • QR code transactions $10.00 and below: 2.4% + 0.05 USD per transaction
According to ITQlick expert cost research, PayPal Here is cost-rated 1.4/5, which means it is a low-cost software. The rating system considers 1-2 as low-cost and 4-5 as high cost.

What is the REAL total cost of implementation? on top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate you need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 2.8 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for PayPal Here

What should you ask PayPal during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with PayPal Here and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching PayPal Here in action.

Is it the right software for you?

Businesses or organizations seeking flexible checkout experience can use PayPal Here. The payment system can be integrations with other trusted partners like Bigcommerce, QuickBooks, Swappa, Woo Commerce, Wix. Examples of customers using PayPal Here are Toronto Art Crawl, Loti Wellness, Webkul, Spotify Premium, Speedway Motors, Erin Condren, Sun Basket, Ultra Beauty, OWC, Kiva, Fandango, GiveDirectly, GrubHub, etc.

List of categories

Credit Card Application
Retail & POS
Bakery POS
Bookstore POS
Convenience Store POS
Grocery POS
Gun Shop POS
Hardware Store POS
POS for Bars
POS for Resturants

List of features

Mobile Access
Credit Card Processing

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.