Episode 525: Another Litmus Test

Daniel and Manton talk about Manton’s decision to cancel his Blinksale account, after 16 years of service. They weigh the relative value of the thousands of dollars paid as a fraction of the overall business conducted. They talk about Stripe’s increasing dominance in the world of financial services, and how they even offer a comparable invoicing product as a built-in feature.

Many thanks to our sponsor this week:


  • Blinksale – Invoicing SaaS that Manton used for 16 years.
  • Micro.blog – Manton’s microblogging service.
  • Write.as – A service that offered a 5-year subscription plan.
  • Stripe Invoicing – Comparable service to Blinksale from the popular payment processor.
  • Braintree – A payment processing service owned by PayPal.
  • Shopify – Payment processing that focuses on full-service hosted intefaces.
  • wooCommerce – Automattic’s WordPress-based eCommerce service.

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August 12, 2022 at 7:53 pm.