Which provider to choose?
Merchants with seasonal, temporary or short-term needs are best served by Square, Revolut, SumUp, Zettle or PayPal.Me. They all offer quick ways to get started, require no monthly fees and have fixed transaction fees. Their links can typically be sent to social media like WhatsApp, Messenger, Facebook, emails, texts and anywhere else you want to get paid online.
Revolut, Zettle, SumUp and Square do have an edge (or more) over PayPal pay-by-links due to the low fixed transaction rates, choice of cards accepted and the fact you can easily send and view links through a mobile app. With Square and SumUp, you can even print QR codes for specific links to display on your premises for socially distanced payments.
If cash flow is important, Revolut’s settlement takes just one day whereas PayPal.Me receives transactions directly in an online account.