Authorize.Net vs PayPal

Authorize.Net provides payment solutions that save time and money for small- to medium-sized businesses and organizations. Accept credit cards and electronic checks securely and easily from your website. Solutions range from simple Buy Now buttons to more sophisticated subscription and tokenized payment products.
PayPal is an international e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to paying with traditional paper methods, such as cheques and money orders. PayPal is the faster, safer way to send money, make an online payment, receive money or set up a merchant account.
Comparing Authorize.Net vs PayPal is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like PayPal has more user-friendly interface than Authorize.Net because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots

To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that PayPal is more popular than Authorize.Net

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- PayPal acquired small business lending service Swift Financial (in 2017)
- PayPal launched small biz toolset Business in a Box (in 2017)
- PayPal teams up with Android Pay for mobile payments (in 2017)
- PayPal acquired international money transfer company Xoom (in 2015)
- PayPal will split from eBay in 2015 (in 2014)
- PayPal allows merchants selling digital goods to accept Bitcoin (in 2014)
- PayPal launches one-touch mobile checkout for apps (in 2014)

Looks like PayPal was recently more active than Authorize.Net (at least in our news).