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We were a Braintree customer for some years and have moved away due to the rate of fraud and failure to advocate responsibly. Our last experience with them went like this:
2 - failure to understand the situation (as proven by multiple responses containing information which is not relevant or useful)
3 - extremely slow follow-through with a high likelihood that the dispute was not submitted in a timely manner on our behalf (took six months to get any response)
4 - and what is almost certainly an incorrect submission of the nature of the dispute based on #2 above
In short Braintree appears to have failed at literally every aspect of the service being provided.
My company has been using Braintree for the last 2-3 years and we're trying like heck to move away from it. It doesn't do ACH payments. Which makes us have to use it in conjunction with QuickBooks. The interface can be difficult to navigate. Extremely tedious. You want to get a hold of someone for support? Welp. You can't. Like seriously you can't. Do not use BrainTree. You will regret it.
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ZERO SUPPORT if you need any help. Cannot phone them, and no, zero help via email. I have lost $1,000's and zero support. Awful company, avoid like the plague! I had them on my BigCommerce, but will NEVER use them again!!
I've sold 1.45 million gems online and no real problems except Braintree - which is brain dead! Instant fraud and only NB is used for US$ accounts which is not online..So closed account and 6 months later chargeback for $1000. No one customer service and funds taken out my bank account. This company dinosaur and should be extinct. KEEP AWAY-CAVEAT EMPTOR.
My name is Joe ** President of HAUNTEDPROPS.COM. Beware of this scam company. I still have $800 of my money. THEY TRICK YOU INTO SIGNING UP A fake Paypal company too. Please call me anytime for details **.
Our company has been using Braintree for many years. When we first signed up they seemed like a great option - they were helpful and responsive. But since then they've been bought by Paypal and now their services have declined and their support is atrocious. There is no way to contact them by telephone for support major red flag) though there is a phone number to call them for sales support (imagine that!). So if you have a problem with one of the most important parts of your business (accepting payments) the best you can do is go through their annoying online form that tries to steer you to generally useless support articles and then finally to an email form. After you email them you receive a note stating "Thanks for reaching out! Due to increased inbound volume, responses may take longer than usual, but a Support rep will be in touch as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience."
I can't imagine any product or service that I paid this much money to year after year that does not provide telephone support. Their email support, once you finally get a response is also of low quality. The people who respond seem to just cut and paste generic information and links to support articles that do not answer the question. I can understand businesses wanting to reduce the amount of time they spend answering the same questions over and over, but the idea that you have a business that is taking 3% of your company's revenue and they won't provide the support you need when you need it, is truly astounding. I recommend you look elsewhere for your merchant processing.
This company is a joke. They closed our account and did not provide any details. They are also holding our funds. Do not recommend. Stay away from this joke company. What a waste of time. Do not recommend at all.
I applied June 2020 for a Braintree account and also for a Sandbox - no Problem. We got the account after 5 days. We had to test Payment processing with Paypal and we had some problems with Braintree Paypal - Credit cards was working fine. We are building a fashion store for kids. On 13 Jan I got an email: "Your account was recently flagged in an effort to verify your business model and the subsequent risk associated with your *********** account." We provide all Paperwork they ask for and one day later, "Your **** EUR account was recently flagged in an effort to verify your business model and the subsequent risk associated with your account. During the review, we were unable to mitigate these concerns, and unfortunately, we will be closing your account on Friday, January 15th at 9 am CST." I called them and ask what else they need - NOTHING. We DON'T WANT YOU! RIDICULOUS THESE COMPANIES.
After using Braintree for my website for a few months, I get a lot of spam orders and a lot of chargebacks, Braintree looks the protection is a catastrophe. Never use it again. If Braintree charge the processing fee, they must secure all the transaction processing, but finally no, they don't really care the transaction security, stay away.
As a new e-commerce owner, I thought it would be a great idea to use Braintree, which came highly recommended by my platform provider, to handle my payment processes. From memory, there was no questionnaire as to the legitimacy of my business and now, several months after signup, when I've made my first sale, I get an email from "Risk Management" asking for supporting documentation to "complete my application"?
Now I'm already upset. Any documentation needed to complete an onboarding should have taken place the week of signup and this setback meant that I would not receive my payment until the process was complete. Instructions in the email said to simply "reply to this email with the requested documents", which were sensitive by the way, and a bit invasive. They wanted to see my IRS form and a receipt from my manufacturer with my purchases and all of their contact information on it like I'm buying knockoffs from the mafia.
After a week of receiving no response to the documents I sent, I tried calling the number on Braintree's website and listened to the most unprofessional pre-recorded message say that they were unavailable and to "see their website for an appropriate time to call". What business handling other people's money is closed in the middle of the day on a weekday, especially when the website says you're open? (I tried calling several times.) Then I sent an email to PayPal powered by Braintree to ask what was going on and to see if the email I'd received was even legitimate. They confirmed that it was, but I'd have to send another email to get help from them because I didn't use my business email to ask for assistance. I sent the same email from my business account and a week later, still no response.
My business partner tried calling their help line again and was fortunate enough to get an answer. Two weeks have gone by now and the young man we spoke to confirmed that they have not received any of our sent documents. He also says that he doesn't know what happened and that we followed instructions accurately. He had no further information for us and also no solution. I've sent a fourth email to Braintree simply asking for a response to any of the previous emails as they are refusing to disburse the payments from my customers until my application is complete. Really, all I want now is a new service provider. It's been a month and this is ridiculous.
Braintree author review by Beverly Harzog
This is a PayPal company that offers an online and mobile payments platform. BrainTree has a simple integration that gives your online business access to not only PayPal, but also to credit cards and debit cards, Bitcoin, Apple Pay, Venmo and Android Pay.
Hosted Fields: These are small transparent iframes that replace sensitive credit card inputs in your checkout process. This meets the latest requirements for PCI security.
Drop-in UI integration: Just drop in a few lines of prepared code and you’re ready to open for business. Customizing your own checkout flow is also an option. BrainTree makes sure all processes are PCI-compliant.
International reach: BrainTree works in dozens of countries and 130 different currencies to help businesses achieve an incredible global reach and increase profits.
PayPal One Touch: Customers log in only once and then can complete purchases across other apps. Fewer clicks and faster checkouts.
Fraud protection: Advanced security features include verifying the three-digit code on the back of a card as well as a customizable Address Verification System (AVS).
Android Pay and Apple Pay: A digital wallet that stores customer’s payment methods for their convenience.
Recurring billing: Excellent for subscription services, monthly fees, recurring donations, and more. You can customize “retry logic” to retry past-due subscriptions.
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