November 20, 2010 at 7:17 pm #2267
I would like to allow my customers to sign up for subscription payments, but not be forced to sign up for a PayPal account. I found their Enhanced Recurring Payments option on their site here: [http://goo.gl/pZuXJ] For only $20 a month, it seems like a great deal.
Has eStore subscriptions been tested with this? I’d like to sign up while they still have the promotion, but want to ensure it works with eStore.November 24, 2010 at 9:38 pm #26778
Just waiting for an answer before I sign up for it. If you have no idea, and don’t want to sign up just to test, I’d be happy to test it during the trial period, and let you know (but my knowledge of Paypal and all that isn’t very advanced, so I’m not sure how helpful my feedback would be if it doesn’t go smoothly).November 25, 2010 at 2:18 am #26779amin007Participant
Update: The “Enhanced Recurring Payments” option works fine with our standard PayPal subscription button.
I actually haven’t looked into the “Enhanced Recurring Payments” option of PayPal so can’t say for sure but I am guessing the API is the same. So basically when the customer lands on PayPal’s site depending on the sellers account profile it will show the credit card option too. Probably send the following question to PayPal and see what they say?
“Do I have to use any special button code when using the Enhanced Recurring Payments option or can I just use the standard recurring payment button code for it”?November 25, 2010 at 4:54 am #26780
Okay, thank you. I’ll do that. Thanks again for your excellent support and plugins.November 27, 2010 at 4:37 pm #26781
This is the response I got from Paypal:
Thanks for your question regarding subscriptions. If you have an
existing button on your site and you sign up for enhanced recurring
payments you would want to make a new subscription button so that you
are able to update your site, it will not happen automatically. You
should be able to use the standard subscribe button for normal
subscriptions or enhanced recurring payments. Here is some info about
the differences with enhanced recurring payments.
The Enhanced Recurring Payments service is a premium option for Website
Payments Standard merchants who use Recurring Payments and
Enhanced Recurring Payments options include these 3 product categories:
1. Guest Checkout – enables buyers to pay for recurring subscriptions
using a credit card instead of a PayPal account.
2. Installment Plans – similar to a flexible payment plan that allows
your customer to make a purchase from you and pay you in 4 or fewer
installments — e.g., $1K after 15 days, $2K after 30 days and $3K after
Why use Installment Plans? Customers are more likely to buy
certain products and services if they can pay you in deferred
installments. The advanced features in our Installment Plans allow you
to sell a product, and then charge up to four installments within 12
For example, a customer buying furniture can pay 50% after 15
days, 25% after 30 days, and the balance after 60 days. The money is
automatically transferred from their credit card or PayPal account, and
you’ll receive an email notification when each installment is paid to
Installment plans do not allow you to charge interest or fees.
3. Automatic Billing – automatic billing allows you to charge your
customer’s PayPal account, bank account, credit card, or debit card on a
regular basis for an agreed-upon amount.
Why use Automatic Billing? You can use automatic billing when your
customer’s payment amount varies each week or month, like your utility
bill. You and your buyer agree on the maximum amount, as well as the
duration of payments. You automatically receive the money from your
buyer for the duration of your billing terms.
I’m not totally sure I follow, but it sounds like your plugin should work, right?November 28, 2010 at 1:09 am #26782amin007Participant
They seem to be more interested in telling you the features of the enhanced recurring payment rather than answering your question in detail.
The following sentence does indicate that it should work:
You should be able to use the standard subscribe button for normal subscriptions or enhanced recurring payments.January 28, 2011 at 6:33 pm #26783
Just so you know, in case other people ask. It does appear to work. I signed up for Enhanced Recurring payments. I didn’t change anything in eStore and now when I click my subscription links, it takes me to the Paypal payment site like normal, but now the Credit Card option is available and checked by default so clients can just put in their Credit Card info. It seems it works just like the normal subscription option, they just unlock the additional features for you.
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