Our startup SaaS company is situated in the Netherlands. We think accepting both credit cards and PayPal covers most (obviously not all) possible payment methods. What do you think about this?
So far we haven't been able to find a payment processor that matches these criteria:
Maybe the criteria are too strict. What do you think? Currently we're looking at Recurly combined with a UK Paypal Website Payments Pro account to handle credit card payments. This, unfortunately, does not allow customers to pay with their PayPal account.
Quplo is a startup in the Netherlands and apparently they had some luck with FastSpring:
http://blog.quplo.com/2010/09/the-payment-provider-shortlist-part-1-fastspring/ I'm not sure if FastSpring is going to allow you to accept Paypal payments though, and they don't have recurring payments yet so you'd still need something like Recurly.
As a Dutch startup, I'm facing the exact same challenge now (a year after this initial post). I'm grateful for the great blogposts by the guys at handcraft.com. They decided not to go with FastSpring a year ago, mainly because of the lack of subscription support. Since the summer of 2011 they do have subscription support and since October they also support Paypal for subscriptions. For me, FastSpring seems like the ideal partner, mainly because they:
All in all it looks like a very decent party to do business with. Wish us luck! ;)