Why I use Paddle instead of Stripe

Why I use Paddle instead of Stripe

There are a few reasons, from most to least important:

  • Paddle handles VAT tax for me. Stripe doesn't.
  • Paddle is a merchant of record (like an app store), so I don't have to worry about invoicing to my customers (which is very important for a solo indie hacker like me).
  • Paddle supports Vietnam, Stripe doesn't.
  • Paddle handles fraud and risky transactions on their side, I don't have to do anything. Stripe pushes that responsibility to the business owners (me).

Paddle’s transaction fee is 5% + 0.5c, which is quite high, but worth it.

That's all 😄

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Hello there, I'm Tony Dinh.


I quit my high paying job to work on my side projects with a mission to make a living from my apps and live an independent life. 🌴

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