SamCart Vs PayPal: Similarities & Differences

So are there any differences when it comes to SamCart vs PayPal?


There are even going to be plenty of similarities as well.

  • So allow me to explain how both of these tools can help you.
  • Along with what you should use based upon your business goals.

Let’s get right into it.

SamCart Vs PayPal: Introduction Video

I created a video about this topic in case you wanted to get your information this way.

Simply click the play button down below to hear all of the important details:

Here is the important SamCart link that I talked about in the video above:

I also recommend that you keep reading on (even if you watched the video above).

Let’s take a look at what SamCart does, and has to offer.

SamCart: Features & Benefits

SamCart allows you to sell your product, not your store.

In other words, here is what SamCart has to say about themselves on their home page:

SamCart helps you showcase what your customers care about most, your products.

They also state that they’ve had 10K+ businesses who have seen grown after making the switch.

You just gotta love results.

SamCart also comes with a variety of features (depending on the plan that you pick).

Here is a quick list of features that can certainly help you make many more sales:

  • Post-purchase upsells.
  • Pre-purchase add-ons.
  • Unlimited checkout pages and templates.

SamCart also comes with multiple payment options as well.

That means that you can connect with other great tools like Stripe and PayPal.

Related Post: SamCart vs Stripe (that post is very similar to this one).

Anyway, you can see a great example of what a one-click upsell page looks like below:

One-click upsell pages are a fantastic way to increase your sales and make more money.

I don’t think that I need to dive too deep into everything else that SamCart offers.


You will most likely want to know the answer to the following question.

How Much Is This Shopping Cart Software?

Samcart comes along with three plans to choose from which includes:

  • The Launch plan is $49 per month.
  • The Grow plan is $99 per month.
  • The Scale plan is $199 per month.

There is also the option to be billed annually where you will get a nice 20% off.

I talked more about that as well as the other features and perks in the post below.

Related Post: More details about the SamCart pricing plans.

So those are the essential details when it comes to SamCart.

Let’s change things around when it comes to SamCart vs PayPal.

Here’s a look at what PayPal has to offer and how it can help you the most.

Let’s flip the script and talk a little bit about what PayPal has to offer.

PayPal: Features & Benefits

paypal vs samcart

PayPal is actually much easier to explain, as they allow you to:

  • Send money.
  • Receive money.

PayPal is simply a payment processor that helps you send and receive money.

So if you have any type of product, offer, or service to sell?

PayPal is going to be very beneficial for you when it comes to processing online payments.

PayPal also comes with a variety of helpful features such as:

  • Ability to manage risk.
  • Both business and personal accounts.
  • Secure payments (they are very-well trusted).

And a whole lot more.

It’s actually easier to explain what PayPal has to offer compared to SamCart.

Either way, I’ll leave a link down below to the home page of PayPal.

Read More Later: The PayPal homepage.

So are there going to be any costs when it comes to using PayPal?

Yes and no.

Allow me to explain and help you out, then we can finally compare these two tools.

How Much Does It Cost To Use PayPal?

There’s going to be nothing but good news when it comes to this answer:

Using and signing up for PayPal is totally free.

BUT (there’s your big but)!

There will be some fees for all of the transactions that you make with PayPal:

However, there are some fees when it comes to transactions:

  • 2.9% + 30 cents per successful card charge.

It’s certainly a very small price to pay when it comes to being able to accept money.

I’ve been personally using them for many years and I love what they have to offer.

So now that you know what both SamCart and PayPal have to offer?

Let’s move to the end where I can help you explain the big differences of each.

SamCart Vs PayPal: Comparison Summary

samcart vs paypal

So here is the main difference when it comes to SamCart vs PayPal:

  • SamCart is a software that helps you create checkout pages and sell products.
  • PayPal will help you process your online payments.

There tends to be a lot of confusion when it comes to both SamCart and PayPal.

I think it’s because of this big reason:

Both SamCart and PayPal can be integrated together.

In fact, that’s what I recommend that you do.

Here is what I’m referring to:

  • You can use SamCart for your checkout pages.
  • You can also use PayPal for accepting payments for whatever you’re selling.

Down below is a picture that came from the SamCart PayPal integration tutorial:

paypal samcart integration

So while there are many similarities and differences when it comes to SamCart and PayPal?

I recommend that you use both in order to really maximize the number of sales that you make.

Last but not least, SamCart comes with the ability to try them out for free as well:

Hopefully, this helped you out when it comes to comparing and contrasting both solutions.

And regardless of what you plan on selling?

I hope that both of these tools help you make more sales than you thought was even possible.

Have a great day!

James Canzanella

A former personal trainer who went from unemployment to online business success. He's been marketing since 2012 and (still) enjoys lifting weights, listening to rock music, and relentlessly quoting movie lines.

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