What are the main characteristics of a good payment processor? It’s simple to implement, easy to test, fast, secure, and covers a wide range of payment options. Stripe might not have the widest reach in terms of the number of countries, but with all the other characteristics it stands out against the competition. It also offers an excellent omni-channel payment experience with a smooth user onboarding. PayPal still holds 75 percent of the market, but with Stripe’s growing popularity, it’s worth considering the latter. It might not be as well-known as PayPal, but outstrips it in many respects.