PayPal vs Venmo


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PayPal
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.
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Venmo
Make and share payments. Connect with people, send money for free, and cash out to any bank overnight. Venmo uses bank-grade security systems and data encryption to protect you and prevent against any unauthorized transactions or access to your personal or financial information. Sending money on Venmo is completely free as long as you use a bank account, supported debit card, or Venmo balance to fund your payments.
Comparing PayPal vs Venmo 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 Venmo 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 Venmo

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 Venmo (at least in our news).