You use PayPal to track and manage your orders. But you lack the analytics and insights to grow your business from this data.Here’s where Putler makes PayPal better!Putler allows you to quickly search, manage, monitor real-time orders plus get insightful reports on products, customers, orders from PayPal
PayPal is awesome
PayPal is the most popular payment solution that allows any business or individual with an email address to securely, conveniently and cost-effectively send and receive payments online.
Very easy to setup and use – you can get started immediately
Available in over 200 countries & supports 25 currencies
Multiple solutions at one place- paypal credit, payment forms, virtual terminal, invoicing, paypal send money, micropayments, recurring billing, etc
Easy integrations with shopping carts, accounting softwares, email marketing softwares, etc.
List of strong API’s – Billing Agreements API, Invoicing API, Payments API, etc.
But, here’s what it lacks…
No in-depth analytics & reporting
PayPal does the best work at managing orders but it’s not a core reporting tool. PayPal only provide summary reports of how your business is performing but they are limited.
Their main reports include: account history, sales activity, order fulfillment, monthly statements, recurring payments, etc. These reports come handy but in order to grow your business you need to have a complete view of aspects like customers, products, sales, transactions etc.
👀 Few more limitations of PayPal reporting
Very slow transactions loading
Though PayPal loads transactions which you queried for but it takes a long time to load.
Only full text searches
Searching in PayPal is tiresome. You need to first select the parameter you are searching for and then write the full text of the search term. And only then hit search. Making the process time consuming and annoying.
No in-depth reports
PayPal does provide reports but they are not in-depth. The graphs, charts give a good overview but there is no way of figuring out the exact specifics beyond that.
The processes of locating and the downloading PayPal’s reporting as well as applying filters makes it rather difficult to locate specific data.For instance, you need to first fill in the filtering parameters before carrying out a search activity.
Missing products & customer data
Every business success depends on its relation with customers and the products that contributes to sales. With PayPal, you won’t find details on your best selling / worst selling products, your loyal customers, best time for sales, etc. In short, PayPal only provides a summary and no in-depth information on either the products or customers.
Lack of actionable sales insights
Same like customers and products, PayPal misses out on sales insights too. These include time when maximum sales occur, which country contributes to maximum sales, daily average revenue, etc.
Here’s the solution : Custom PayPal reporting alternatives
Since PayPal’s core reporting capabilities are limited, many companies offer comprehensive reporting integrations for PayPal. Some of the popular PayPal reporting tools include Putler, ChartMogul, PayDrill, GetControl, etc.
What makes Putler the best PayPal reporting & analytics tool?
PayPal acts like the payment solution for your business and Putler acts like the core reporting solution for your PayPal.
Not just that, Putler allows you to connect multiple PayPal accounts and gives you a comprehensive view of data from all those accounts in a single place.
Look at Putler’s dashboards 👇
Looks good? Here’s are more benefits that Putler provides
Super-fast reports: Get all important reports at a lightening speed with Putler as compared to PayPal which is very slow and takes almost one-tenth of the time than that taken by Putler.
No hold time: Putler gives instant transactions details easily which getting the same in PayPal consumes a considerable amount of time that can be frustrating.
Product, Customer & Sales analytics: In-depth reporting with 153+ practical metrics, trends, overviews and drill downs. Metrics like revenue and refunds from different countries, most profitable customers, maximum sales time, etc. are available in Putler but missing in PayPal.
Intuitive search: Putler’s search feature works at a blazing speed. Type a few characters and Putler instantly brings up all related combinations for the searched term thus giving you the desired results you queried for.
Real-time view: Putler helps companies to keep their finger on real time activities with their PayPal account without logging into PayPal and performing the same slow loading process of PayPal every-time.
Consolidation: You can accurately combine multiple PayPal accounts, other payment gateways, shopping carts, currencies and even Google Analytics and fetch reports in a single dashboard.
Send money: With Putler, you can easily send or transfer money to any person; be it a credit or a payment. Both sender and receiver must have a PayPal account.
Quick Subscription Management & Refund:Manage subscription process– update, cancel, active; issue direct refunds, csv export within seconds with Putler.
Deep growth insights: Get expert advices and unique intelligent recommendations to grow your business
Subscriptions Dashboard: For subscription businesses, all the important metrics like MRR, churn rate, LTV, ARPU, etc. are very crucial which are not available in PayPal. But Putler provides a neat dashboard having all these metrics.
I use Putler daily to track out PayPal customers and sales. Managing subscriptions and refunds, paying affiliates takes about a tenth of the time. As a bonus, when I want to analyse sales performance, all the data is there ready to go and generates reports super fast!
Steps to integrate PayPal with Putler
Sign-Up for Putler or go to My Account and enter credentials
Go to Profile > Settings > Integrations > Add
Select PayPal from the drop-down menu in the Account Type category
Click on Continue. It will ask you to enter your PayPal credentials – email & password. Enter it and you will see instant reports of your business.
Why you need Putler reporting for PayPal?
PayPal is a trusted payment gateway. It gives you product-related reports but that’s not enough.
For your business to grow, you need to have a wholesome view of it. You need in-depth reports about products, customers, subscriptions, sales etc.
Also, you need to navigate through these reports at lightning speed.
If you have multiple PayPal accounts, you need to consolidate and view all the data at a single place.
All this is not possible using just PayPal reports. And that’s where Putler comes in.