The first thing you’ll need to define is what kind of operation you’re running. Different types require different methods.
Are you a merchant platform who wants to connect with Braintree merchants or take action on their behalf?
Are you a consumer platform that wants to support on-the-spot commerce, or are you a merchant who wants to sell your wares right where people see them?
It’s no difference to us whether you’re creating a mobile app, website, or both -- we’ve got you covered on nearly all fronts, platforms, and devices.
It’s a good idea to think ahead about the ways you’ll want to allow your users to pay online or via your mobile app. Will you only take cards, or do you want to accept PayPal and even some alternative methods? You’ll need to strike the best balance for your customers.
This is often the most common payment method that users are looking for when they come to check out. We let you accept nearly all brands and types.
Here’s a big one. There are over 180 million PayPal users, add this as a payment method and you’ve opened your door to them all -- and provided an option that helps them feel more secure.
This one’s a little different than the rest because Venmo is inherently social. When you let your users pay with Venmo, you allow them to share and split payments with ease.
iPhone and web users who already have a card stored in their Apple Pay Wallet can check out securely using that card, without entering their details again. Seamless.
A digital wallet for Android devices. Users' stored payment method will automatically be used and their steps greatly reduced. You can see how this might help with conversion.
Cryptocurrencies are on the rise, and we enable you to accept Bitcoin via your users’ Coinbase wallets. Immediate confirmation and Instant settlement are two of the bigger benefits here.
Every integration has two critical components. The client-side integration handles online and mobile payment method collection from users. The server-side integration authenticates payment methods, and passes tokens back and forth between Braintree servers and your client. These two work together to enable the transaction lifecycle.
Our SDKs are available in 6 programming languages. So, whichever language you (or your developers) are most comfortable with -- chances are we speak it too.
Before we get into the nitty gritty, a note: we are a payments provider that requires the skilled hands of a developer to get up and running. If you don’t have one to call your own, fear not -- there are plenty of ready-made shopping cart solutions out there that offer a more plug-and-play experience.
Here’s how you’ll go about getting your checkout flow up and running; the complexities can vary based on your needs and the amount of customization you require.
There are features that come standard and ones you can add as quickly as your business needs.
Think global from the start
We’ll replace sensitive card data with a token -- alleviating your risk
Money in hand within days
Always know where you stand
Off the shelf or customized, it’s crystal clear
Your data belongs to you, bring it in and take it out with ease
Ensure your custom integration remains PCI compliant
The Basics: Payments 101