Chargebee™ vs Paddle™

Understanding the key differences of Chargebee™ and Paddle™.

If you are considering choosing Chargebee™ or Paddle™ for you payments stack. Here we will dig into the key difference between Chargebee™ and Paddle™.

If you’re here, chances are you want to assess Chargebee™ and Paddle™ checkout solutions so you can make a decision and you can get back to building your product.

Chargebee™

Paddle™

Starting Price
Free Plan + 1% Revin fee
5% + 50¢ transaction fee
Merchant of Record
Yes (with Revin Integration)
Yes
Revenue Operations
Yes
No
Stripe™ API Access
Yes
No
Recurring Billing
Yes
Yes
Subscription Management
Yes
Yes
Recurring Invoicing
Yes
Yes



Both Chargebee™ and Paddle™ offer checkout solutions to power you digital business.

With Paddle™, you have to take on their rigid ecosystem, trade checkout flexibility for compliance, and hand over your customer relations.

With Chargebee™ you benefit from a flexible checkout solution with access to payments gateways such as Stripe™.

Both Chargebee™ and Paddle™ offer your typical checkout functionality but with one key difference:

Paddle™ adds global tax compliance to your checkout

The key advantage Paddle™ has over Chargebee™ is its ability to handle global sales tax compliance as a Merchant of Record.

Whilst it is possible to calculate sales tax within Chargebee™, The responsibility to register, file and remit still remain with the seller. You. This is different to Paddle™, where they take the liability of all global sales tax obligations. So unfortunately, in the past, managing sales tax within Chargebee™ has still been a manual and time intensive process.


ACCESS TO Revin and Chargebee™

Adding Revin to Chargebee™ for Global Sales Tax Compliance


The key advantage Paddle™ has over Chargebee™ is its ability to handle global sales tax compliance as a Merchant of Record.


Whilst it is possible to calculate sales tax within Chargebee™, The responsibility to register, file and remit still remain with the seller. You. This is different to Paddle™, where they take the liability of all global sales tax obligations. So unfortunately, in the past, managing sales tax within Chargebee™ has still been a manual and time intensive process.


Ready to get global tax compliance sorted?

You don't have to box yourself into Paddle’s rigid ecosystem. Add Revin’s Global Tax Shield to your Chargebee™ checkout solution.

  • Fast approval
  • Up to 82% cheaper
  • Use your existing checkout

Let’s plan your setup or migration together…

See how you can manage global sales tax compliance on top of your existing checkout or how to migrate from an existing merchant of record — let's talk!

Dan Duggan


Head of Sales

dan@getrevin.com

A note from the founder of Revin

We built Revin to solve our own problem

Niklas Salmoukas

Like you, I thought tax and compliance was boring.

But when I was building a platform for people to sell their 3D stock images. I realized global sales tax was something to think about.

At the time, I was using Stripe™ to manage my payments and had to make a tradeoff…

I either box myself into a traditional merchant of record (MOR) like Paddle™ and lose checkout flexibility or build my own MOR for Stripe™.

I applied for a traditional Merchant of Record and got rejected because my business model wasn’t supported.

After speaking to hundreds of creators and founders, turns out I was not the only one suffering, because —

  • Founders don’t want to worry about sales tax and compliance. Yet stillwant the freedom to customize their payment experience.
  • There are tons of business models out there left unsupported by traditional MORs.

So we built Revin, a Paddle™ alternative where you can keep your existing checkout solution — access Stipe's vast ecosystem wherever you’re located — and have us handle global sales tax and compliance for you.

Join us on our journey to support entrepreneurs with global sales tax so you can get back to serving your customers.


Ready to get global tax compliance sorted?

You don't have to box yourself into Paddle’s rigid ecosystem. Add Revin’s Global Tax Shield to your Chargebee™ checkout solution.

  • Fast approval
  • Up to 82% cheaper
  • Use your existing checkout

F.A.Q.

Got Questions?

Do you also support PayPal?

Stripe™ is working on a PayPal integration, which is currently in a closed beta. We offer a bridge solution. Please reach out to us if you are interested.

Can I access the Stripe™ Dashboard?

You'll get access to the Stripe™ dashboard, where you can manage products and transactions on our behalf. We are responsible for the basic settings, such as the settings for taxes.

How do I connect third-party apps to the Stripe™ account?

If you cannot establish the connection with the help of Stripe™ keys, we will connect it for you. In any case, you must notify us about the use of third-party applications via our portal for compliance reasons.

How can I implement tax-exclusive pricing?

First, you need to configure your product pricing in Stripe™ to be tax-exclusive. Second, while creating subscriptions or invoices, you must enable automatic tax calculation. If you have built your own checkout, you can embed our widget or use our API to calculate tax. For integrations into third-party checkout solutions, please reach out to us.

What are Revin's responsibilities?

We are responsible for all compliance-related tasks, including tax configurations, calculations, filings, and remittances. We monitor the account 24/7 automatically and manually if required.

Do you handle everything from Global Sales Tax, PCI, VAT, and compliance?

Yes we act as your merchant of record and accept responsibility and liability to register, file and remit sales tax in all relevant jurisdictions.

Can I bring my existing Stripe™ account?

Yes, we can migrate an existing account or give you access to a new account if required.

What if I want to stop using Revin?

If you want to stop using Revin, we will provide all of your subscription data in a digital readable format to allow you to migrate to another solution.