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On average, founders use 37 tools to run the day to day operations of their business. There are thousands of tools out there, but what are the best ones?

In all of our interviews, we survey what tools founders are actually using. Here is the data.

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#1 most used in payments tools

A fast, safe way to send money, make an online payment, receive money or set up a merchant account.

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702 successful founders are using Paypal
#3 most used in payments tools

Easily accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover credit cards on the go, or in your retail store.

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268 successful founders are using Shopify Payments

Payments sync to Shopify Orders. Orders are updated so you can fulfill them directly from Shopify.

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39 successful founders are using ReCharge
#5 most used in payments tools

Accept online and mobile payments on your ecommerce site securely.

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162 successful founders are using Amazon Payments

Transfer money abroad easily and quickly with our low cost money transfers.

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70 successful founders are using TransferWise

Apple Pay offers an easy, secure, and private way to pay on Apple devices.

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153 successful founders are using Apple Pay

Data driven inventory financing for hardware companies.

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Chargeback protection.

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3 successful founders are using Signifyd

The friendly way for fans to support your work for the price of a coffee.

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3 successful founders are using Ko-fi

PCI compliant payment gateway for merchants worldwide accepting credit & debit cards in retail, online, call centre, OPT/UPT & vending environments.

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Easy way to collect direct debit.

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5 successful founders are using Gocardless

Subscription management platform with end-to-end recurring billing for subscription businesses.

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12 successful founders are using Chargebee

Payment processing and payment management services to help businesses accept credit card and e-check payments online.

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31 successful founders are using Authorize.net

The Leading Provider of International Payment solutions for the Education Industry.

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An alternative payment provider that allows brands to give their customers the opportunity to split their purchases into 4 interest-free, automatic installments.

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4 successful founders are using Quadpay

Is a powerful, secure, reliable, and free to use in-app purchase server with support for Apple, Google, and Stripe payments.

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3 successful founders are using Revenuecat

Provides enterprise-class subscription billing management for thousands of businesses worldwide.

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4 successful founders are using Recurly

The leading all-in-one monetization platform that allows businesses to quickly expand internationally and optimize recurring revenue streams across channels, by simplifying the back-end complexities that modern digital commerce creates.

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5 successful founders are using 2Checkout