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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. Learn more ➜
655 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. Learn more ➜
249 successful founders are using Shopify Payments
Payments sync to Shopify Orders. Orders are updated so you can fulfill them directly from Shopify. Learn more ➜
35 successful founders are using ReCharge
#5 most used in payments tools
Accept online and mobile payments on your ecommerce site securely. Learn more ➜
152 successful founders are using Amazon Payments
Transfer money abroad easily and quickly with our low cost money transfers. Learn more ➜
65 successful founders are using TransferWise
Apple Pay offers an easy, secure, and private way to pay on Apple devices. Learn more ➜
135 successful founders are using Apple Pay
Data driven inventory financing for hardware companies. Learn more ➜
Chargeback protection. Learn more ➜
3 successful founders are using Signifyd
The friendly way for fans to support your work for the price of a coffee. Learn more ➜
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. Learn more ➜
Easy way to collect direct debit. Learn more ➜
5 successful founders are using Gocardless
Subscription management platform with end-to-end recurring billing for subscription businesses. Learn more ➜
12 successful founders are using Chargebee
Payment processing and payment management services to help businesses accept credit card and e-check payments online. Learn more ➜
26 successful founders are using Authorize.net
The Leading Provider of International Payment solutions for the Education Industry. Learn more ➜
An alternative payment provider that allows brands to give their customers the opportunity to split their purchases into 4 interest-free, automatic installments. Learn more ➜
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. Learn more ➜
3 successful founders are using Revenuecat
Provides enterprise-class subscription billing management for thousands of businesses worldwide. Learn more ➜
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. Learn more ➜
5 successful founders are using 2Checkout